Political Economy

24 Sep 2020

The keys to a peaceful Sahel

By Mabingué Ngom. Dakar, Senegal, 21 September 2020 – The key to a peaceful Sahel is the responsibility of the people of the region to free themselves from the current […]
23 Sep 2020

Is the DRC really a problem child?

By Jessica Stang, community manager of the Germany Africa Business Forum. Berlin, Germany, 22 September 2020 – Is the DRC really a problem child? According to the World Bank, just […]
21 Sep 2020

When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja

21 September 2020 – When in Nigeria, ask for the South African in Abuja. Not many South Africans have travelled to Nigeria. Less than a handful have  started up their […]
18 Sep 2020

Are sanctions against South Sudan working?

18 September 2020 – Since 2014, the Republic of South Sudan’s government, over a dozen local companies and a number of individuals have been the object of targeted sanctions, imposed […]
14 Sep 2020

Floods ravage Sudan

14 September 2020 – Heavy rainfall has intensified in Sudan over the past week, causing more flooding, displacement and deaths, and leading the government to declare a three-month state of […]
13 Sep 2020

A radical threat

13 September 2020 – The political, security and economic risks of operating in Africa have multiplied during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Locking down” the continent has resulted in economic meltdown and […]
10 Sep 2020

African private sector calls for fair world trade

10 September 2020 – African CEOs have called for fair world trade. A recent survey of 200 CEOs heading up companies in Africa revealed that almost 37% feel that the […]
31 Aug 2020

Become risk intelligent

31 August 2020 – Being risk intelligent, not risk averse, has never been as important as now. A big appetite for risk normally results in great rewards. However, it does […]
31 Aug 2020

Russians rush to Egypt

31 August 2020 – Not only is the Russian government getting more involved in African political and security affairs, the country is clearly expanding its footprint on the continent. Its […]
29 Aug 2020

China scores big at Inga III

29 August 2020 – Against a backdrop of ruthless politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chinese companies have walked away with the biggest piece of the stop […]
27 Aug 2020

Bank lauds Africa’s resilience

27 August 2020 – The 55th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank and the 46th meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Fund (ADF) began in […]
22 Aug 2020

Conflict expected to spike in north-east Nigeria.

22 August 2020 – Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, conflict and hunger are expected to spike in north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian community in Nigeria has called for urgent support, as the […]
20 Aug 2020

Regional Integration: the tool to create African wealth

Regional integration in Africa By: Khaled Sherif 20 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework […]
19 Aug 2020

Mali “putch” a worry for gold miners

Mali president forced to resign By LM Louw 19 August 2020 – Several foreign owned gold mining companies are closely monitoring the situation in Mali after President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita […]
18 Aug 2020

DRC’s big drive to boost energy

The administration of DRC President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, has made energy security and investment a top priority. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) wants to get massive hydropower projects off […]
17 Aug 2020

Soldiers shoot blanks in the battle for Mocimboa da Praia

The Islamist group Ansar al-Sunna in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique is a threat to the entire southern African region. During a recent battle for control of the town […]
16 Aug 2020

Enter Africa with caution

The latest insurgency in northern Mozambique is a good case study for companies and investors with ambitions to diversify into Africa, writes Leon Louw. Despite Africa’s rich mineral endowment, abundant […]
14 Aug 2020

Investors line up at Lake Albert

Uganda’s Lake Albert oil and gas exploration project is currently attracting significant attention from foreign investors. Development of the large deposits of oil and gas in the area is expected […]