Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will likely slow this year to its weakest in nearly two decades, hurt by a slump in commodity prices, the Ebola virus outbreak and drought, the IMF said on Tuesday.
- Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:24
- Monday, 02 May 2016 16:54
- Patrick Smith
A menacingly authoritarian triumvirate think that it's their turn. Canny, malign and experts in the politics of fear, the US's Donald Trump, France's Marine Le Pen and Russia's Vladimir Putin believe history is on their side.
- Monday, 02 May 2016 15:38
- The Africa Report
After condemning the violence in Burundi and voting to send in a peace- keeping force, in January the African Union caved in to Pierre Nkurunziza, whose third term as president is the cause of the country's unrest.
- Monday, 02 May 2016 14:23
- Kingsley Ighobor
Seven years since leaving office, Mbeki doesn't hide his impatience with Africa's failure to fulfill its great potential. And on matters pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic and political development, former South African president Thabo Mbeki's voice, tempered by age and experience, continues to be heard as he fights against illicit financial flows.
- Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:02
After a day and a half of high-level discussions at an Africa investment conference, Arnold Ekpe, non-executive chairman of financial services holding firm Atlas Mara and former chief executive of Ecobank, sounds slightly exasperated. "African countries are not doing enough for themselves," he says. "I have been going to conferences like this for 20 years. We have to move from talk to action."
- Thursday, 28 April 2016 14:36
African private equity firms cashed in on investments last year at the highest rate in almost a decade, with South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Kenya accounting for two-thirds of these exits.