WhyAfrica

1 Jan 2022

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes Leon Louw, founder and […]
16 Dec 2021

2022 African hotspots

2022 African hotspots For an optimist, there are many opportunities in Africa. However, a handful of countries stand out more than others, writes WhyAfrica founder and editor Leon Louw. Africa’s […]
8 Dec 2021

Africa needs solutions not silos

Africa needs solutions not silos There was a hint of change in rain drenched Glasgow last month. Compared to previous gatherings, this year’s COP26 event in Scotland attracted considerably more […]
30 Nov 2021

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica

Welcome to a new world. Welcome to WhyAfrica Travel restrictions and Omicron will slow us down, but never stop us. Africa will survive and continue trading and doing business, writes […]
27 Nov 2021

The link between power security and water

The link between power security and water In summer, people in California in the USA are on the edge of their seats during wildfire season. The U.S. state’s vast forests, […]
25 Nov 2021

Kangra Coal invests in a life of mine beyond 2031

Kangra Coal invests in a life of mine beyond 2031 Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of the construction of the […]
22 Nov 2021

Mozambique: should we stay or should we go?

Mozambique: should we stay or should we go? Mozambique’s mining industry faces severe challenges in the wake of Covid-19. However, the country still produces large volumes of coal, and its […]
15 Nov 2021

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain For our second article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Azuka Okeke, CEO of the Africa Resource Centre for Excellence […]
12 Oct 2021

Full life cycle monitoring of TSF by satellite

Full life cycle monitoring of TSF by satellite Satellite imagery is a flexible and cost-effective means of monitoring tailings storage facility sites (TSF) over the full life cycle, writes Sonja […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
8 Oct 2021

Let’s change the narrative on Africa in the USA says Adesina

Let’s change the narrative on Africa in the USA, says Adesina According to African Development Bank (AfDB) President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina a concerted effort to change the narrative on […]
7 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica hits the road.

07 March 2021 – Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, grassroots […]
7 Mar 2021

Why you should listen to alternative voices.

07 March 2021 – Consumers of news are influenced by the main-stream media’s narrative about Africa more than any other source of information. It is something that business, and investors, […]
7 Feb 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on Barrick’s Kibali gold mine in the DRC.

07 February 2021 – The underground mine at Kibali, one of the prime gold mining projects in Africa, achieved record monthly and quarterly ore production in December 2020 and therefore […]
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 […]
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 […]