Political Economy

24 Jan 2022

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa  Trade education is vital to further grow exports between the UK and Africa. The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) last week […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]
20 Jan 2022

Ethiopia edge closer to peace

Ethiopia edge closer to peace As reported by WhyAfrica last week, there is renewed optimism that the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is winding down in intensity. By […]
18 Jan 2022

Africa: key to commodity diversification

Africa: key to commodity diversification Unpredictable geopolitical events in the last two years have shown the need for global commodity diversification. Decreasing the total dependency on historic dominant supply countries, […]
17 Jan 2022

Africa in the world’s game of chess

Africa in the world’s game of chess While a global pandemic dominated news in 2021, interest in Africa by the world’s superpowers grew, reiterating the continents importance on the geopolitical […]
16 Jan 2022

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week

Kabanga Nickel in Tanzania is WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week With Tanzania fast becoming the darling of East Africa again, and with nickel on a high, Kabanga in Tanzania is […]
14 Jan 2022

Climate change keeps the world awake at night

Climate change keeps the world awake at night Climate change tops the list of global risks as the world prepares for at least three years of great volatility.             Climate […]
11 Jan 2022

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner

Gold mine soldiers on as Ethiopia turns the corner   London listed KEFI Gold and Copper (previously KEFI Minerals) will launch its flagship Tulu Kapi gold mine early in 2022 […]
10 Jan 2022

New hope for Ethiopia

New hope for Ethiopia Although the Tigray region in Ethiopia remains volatile, there is renewed hope for peace and stability, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s founder and editor.       Hopes are […]
5 Jan 2022

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?

Will Sub-Saharan Africa shed the Covid scourge?     If Sub Saharan Africa sheds the Covid scourge, the region could emerge as a winner in 2022, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica’s editor and […]
2 Jan 2022

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round

Zinhle Dube on what makes the world go round   For our fourth article in the series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Zinhle Dube, managing partner and […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
2 Jan 2022

Business in civil society

Business in civil society Business is important to strengthen civil society. But what is the role of the private sector in the transformation of society? Every organisation or institution should […]
1 Jan 2022

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes Leon Louw, founder and […]
26 Dec 2021

Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition

Angola’s Lourenço pleads for just energy transition Calls on African countries to transition to renewable energy and cease oil and gas activities are getting louder. What these voices fail to […]
18 Dec 2021

Thomas Sankara: Way ahead of his time

Thomas Sankara: Way ahead of his time On 11 October, 34 years after the murder of pan-Africanist icon and former president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, his murder trial kicked […]
17 Dec 2021

Gender bias persists in Africa

Gender bias persists in Africa  Although more African women are active in business today compared to a decade ago, there is still a high degree of gender bias when it […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]