Elections and economic growth

With East Africa set to grow by 6.3%, Western and Central Africa by 2.5%, Franc Zone at 4.6% and South Africa by 1.2%, most countries on the continent are looking at a positive economic forecast, except for those facing elections...

31 Dec 2018

Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, several developing countries (many of them in Africa) accumulated large amounts of debt...

By Njuguna Ndung'u & Witness Simbanegavi 19 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investment

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria...

By Tolu Olarewaju 5 Dec 2018

SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Africa can learn from EU: Ramaphosa

Africa can draw lessons from the European Union's path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

15 Nov 2018

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching 'Smart Money', an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week...

23 Oct 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners

International investment group Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the 2018 winners in the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards...

1 Oct 2018

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