Political Economy

1 Feb 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) key during Covid-19

01 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)is key during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing the free movement of pharmaceuticals and PPE as well as the free […]
31 Jan 2021

Investment to power and transform.

31 January 2021 – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced EUR38.5-million in financial and technical support to power and transform the energy landscape in Burkina Faso. The European Investment […]
30 Jan 2021

Is it time for Liberia and Sierra Leone?

30 January 2021 – There are several indicators that Liberia and Sierra Leone’s rebuilding process is back on track, despite significant setbacks because of Covid-19. Is it time for Liberia […]
27 Jan 2021

Study finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.

27 January 2021 – The World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for Africa has released a study to accelerate free trade and finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.   In […]
25 Jan 2021

Why does intelligence matter?

By L.M. Louw 25 January 2021 – To avoid the pitfalls and risks of doing business in Africa, companies need credible, grassroots business intelligence. So why does intelligence matter? With […]
21 Jan 2021

AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa.

21 January 2021 – AfDB and EIB partner to fast-track development in Africa – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB) recently signed a Joint Partnership Action […]
14 Jan 2021

Afreximbank recognises informal trade

13 January 2021 – African economic growth is often measured without considering informal cross border trade. Now, for the first time, Afreximbank recognises informal trade. The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) […]
14 Jan 2021

Uganda’s social media restrictions not unique in Africa

14 January 2021 – Uganda’s recent social media restrictions during elections is not unique in Africa. It is the 15th African country to do so during elections.    Uganda’s recent […]
12 Jan 2021

Montero takes legal action in Tanzania

12 January 2021 – The arbitration case about the Wigu Hill rare earth element project is coming to a head as Montero takes legal action in Tanzania.   The arbitration case […]
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 […]