Political Economy

12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
10 Jan 2021

Burning down the house

Hold tight, wait ’til the party’s over Hold tight, we’re in for nasty weather There has, got to be a way Burning down the house Talking Heads By L.M. Louw […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
28 Dec 2020

SouthBridge announces major transactions in Togo

Kigali, Rwanda, 28 December 2020 – Earlier this month financial advisor Southbridge announced two major transactions in the Republic of Togo in West Africa.     Southbridge works closely with the […]
23 Dec 2020

New rehabilitation measures for victims in Mali

Bamako, Mali – 23 December 2020 – Following a mission to Bamako, the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) (https://www.TrustFundforVictims.org/) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced new rehabilitation measures […]
21 Dec 2020

Drinking water crucial for rebuilding after conflict

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 21 December 2020 – Access to drinking water in South Sudan is crucial for peacebuilding and dealing with community disputes that could undermine the country’s emergence from […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
10 Dec 2020

Nearly half of democracies regressed on basic human rights

10 December 2020 – With measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly half of the world’s democracies have regressed on basic human rights in 2020   Many governments are restricting information […]
7 Dec 2020

Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

By Woelinam Dogbe, president of the Alliance for Financial Consumer Protection   Accra, Ghana, 07 December – As Ghana’s people head to the polls today, the country’s financial sector is […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
3 Dec 2020

Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant […]
2 Dec 2020

Wheels start turning for Keras’ manganese project in Togo

By LM Louw 02 November 2020 – The wheels have started turning for AIM listed Keras Resources in Togo. Keras’ executives have met with key government officials in a bid […]
29 Nov 2020

What you need to know about the DRC Mining Code

By Peter Finan, principal at Support Legal in New York, USA 29 November 2020 – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a treasure trove for mineral exploration and […]
25 Nov 2020

An impact catalyst in SA’s Limpopo province

25 November – The Impact Catalyst recently hosted a virtual workshop on the Limpopo Development Plan 2020-2025 in South Africa to discuss opportunities for the private sector. The virtual workshop […]
23 Nov 2020

Private investment will strengthen fragile African states

By LM Louw for WhyAfrica 23 November 2020 – Private investment, in tandem with other forms of funding, can strengthen fragile African states and improve the outlook of its people. […]
22 Nov 2020

African Development Bank calls for Faster Industrialisation of African Economies

22 November 2020 – The African Development Bank counts industrialising Africa as one of its high-5 key strategic aims, critical for the transformation of African economies At the forefront of […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]