Political Economy

3 Oct 2020

Nigeria on track after 60 years of independence

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber 03 October 2020 – While getting Nigeria to the point where it can realise the full potential of its petroleum resources has […]
30 Sep 2020

Magufuli dances macabre with mining

By LM Louw 30 September 2020 – As Tanzania heads into its next general election president John Magufuli seems to have the edge on his long list of competitors. However, […]
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 […]