NewsCentral Africa

Thu,18Sep2014

Central Africa

CAR: AU troops give way to UN troops

File photo©ReutersThe African Union (AU) has handed over its peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) to the United Nations.

Read more...

AngloGold makes U-turn on restructuring after shareholder revolt

Billonaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson was one of the most outspoken critics of AngloGold's abortive plans. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa-based AngloGold Ashanti has pulled the plug on a planned restructuring only five days after announcing it, following a shareholder revolt against the plan for a new London-listed company and a $2.1 billion rights issue.

Read more...

Singapore-Africa: An island with continental ambitions

Singapore-listed Olam has planted 3,600ha of rice in Nigeria’s Nasarawa State. Photo©OlamSingapore will host its third biennial African trade summit in August, building on an already thriving business ecosystem.

Read more...

Africa's Beauty brands primped for profit

Middle-class East African women are increasingly sophisticated and demand quality cosmetic products to suit their lifestyles. Photo©Sven Torfinn/The New York Times-Redux-ReaEast Africa is one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty products and as tastes get more discerning local and international companies are cashing in.

Read more...

Islamic finance: Searching for Sukuk

South Africa, where Absa and Barclays offer Islamic banking services, plans to issue its first sovereign sukuk this year. Photo©Dean Hutton/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesAfrican governments are looking to sharia-compliant financial markets to attract investment from the Middle East. The trend is just gathering strength, and experts expect more funds to flow into infrastructure and other major projects.

Read more...

African Angles - No sorrow for Sarko

Former French President, Nicolas SarkozySchadenfreude sweeps a Cameroonian village as police question former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.

Read more...

Page 1 of 111

Subscriptions DigitalEditionSubscriptions PrintEdition

FRONTLINE

NEWS

POLITICS

SPORTS

HEALTH

BUSINESS

SOCIETY

TECHNOLOGY

Music & Film

SOAPBOX

COLUMNISTS

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date on the latest from our network :

Connect with us