Political Economy

30 Aug 2021

Africa banks on the private sector for a Covid-19 recovery

30 August 2021 – Africa banks on the private sector for a Covid-19 recovery. In a meeting held last week, the G20 Compact with Africa reaffirmed its commitment to secure […]
29 Aug 2021

Minerals Council concerned about South Africa’s record unemployment

29 August 2021 – The Minerals Council of South Africa is concerned about the country’s record unemployment of announced by StatsSA last week.    South Africa’s shocking unemployment rate of […]
28 Aug 2021

The Gambia launches its new five-year export strategy

28 August 2021 – The Gambia, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, last week launched its new five-year export strategy. The export strategy is aimed at ensuring dynamic and […]
25 Aug 2021

Integration, security now key to Africa’s infrastructure

25 August 2021 – Continental integration has long been a dream for Africa but progress has been slow. Integration and security are now key to Africa’s further infrastructure development. Continental […]
24 Aug 2021

Action in Southern Africa is a light at the end of the tunnel

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 24 August 2021 – Although challenges remain in the wake of the latest Covid-19 waves, political action in Southern Africa is a […]
22 Aug 2021

A glimpse of genuine change and new hope for Zambia

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica       22 August 2021 – Hakainde Hichilema’s election victory has given the Zambian people, and the business fraternity,  a glimpse of  genuine […]
19 Aug 2021

The 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum happens in Niamey, Republic of Niger, on 1 – 3 December 2021.

19 August 2021 – The Republic of Niger, Niamey, is the ECOWAS member state hosting the 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2021), is now taking place on 1 […]
11 Aug 2021

Global pandemic continues to have dire consequences for business in Ghana

11 August 2021 – According to the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Business Barometer Report, the global pandemic Covid-19 continues to have dire consequences for business in Ghana. According to […]
4 Aug 2021

Rwandan troops sweep rapidly through Cabo Delgado

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 04 August 2021 – The 1000 Rwandan troops deployed in Mozambique early in July, have swept rapidly through the Cabo Delgado province […]
3 Aug 2021

Zambia elections: Commonwealth observer group to be headed by former President of Tanzania

03 August 2021 – The Zambian general elections, scheduled to take place on 12 August 2021, is expected to be a close affair. A Commonwealth observer group to be headed […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
31 Jul 2021

North African oil and gas producers move on energy transition

31 July 2021 – As the need for energy transformation gathers pace at a global level, North African countries are also starting to make moves. According to Mohamed Boussaîd, Tunisia’s […]
31 Jul 2021

Mining investment in the DRC not at expected levels

By Warren Beech, CEO of Beech Veltman Incorporated  31 July 2021 – The DRC is endowed with vast mineral reserves, particularly cobalt, copper and gold. Despite its rich mineral deposits, […]
29 Jul 2021

President Samia Hassan’s Tanzanian conundrum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica   29 July 2021 – What comes first? Enticing foreign investors or cuddling up to the opposition and civil society? This is […]
25 Jul 2021

All roads lead to Durban

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 25 July 2021 – All roads lead to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal. A sobering and perplexing thought, but a fact that will change, […]
24 Jul 2021

Are we telling the African story?

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 24 July 2021 – Negative perceptions about Africa persist, despite great strides being made in many countries across the continent to warrant […]
24 Jul 2021

Sudan could be a breadbasket but security remains a concern

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  24 July 2021 – Sudan could be the breadbasket of North and East Africa, but safety and security remains a concern that […]
16 Jul 2021

Law has to prevail in South Africa and key corridors must be protected

By: Dr Juanita Maree – Chairperson: The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) 16 July 2021 – The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) strongly condemns the wanton […]