As British voters go to the polls in a historic referendum on the United Kingdom's membership in the European Union, many in Africa will be watching the results closely. A vote to leave the EU, dubbed 'Brexit', could trigger a recession that would hit African economies, many of which are already suffering from the commodity price slowdown.
- Thursday, 23 June 2016 14:37
- Yao Graham - Coordinator, Third World Network-Africa
The expansion of mining and natural resource exploitation has been a critical factor in the highest levels of growth in Africa for more than 30 years. The resource sector's success in attracting foreign investment has often led to it being held up as a poster child for economic liberalisation.
- Tuesday, 21 June 2016 15:36
- Salim Ahmed Salim
In every country and every continent, the quality and contribution of leadership in government is critical. It is Presidents and Prime Ministers who have the responsibility of assessing the risks, choosing the correct priorities for their country and focusing national efforts to ensure they are delivered.
- Monday, 20 June 2016 15:36
- Nicholas Norbrook in Sharm el-Sheikh
AfDB president Adesina wants to use the bank to de-risk investments in electricity and agriculture and so help transform the continent's economies.
- Monday, 20 June 2016 12:48
Ecobank is reviewing its expansion strategy following a decline in profits and may pull out of some African countries to focus on its most promising markets, chairman Emmanuel Ikazoboh told Reuters.
- Monday, 20 June 2016 11:20
- Kingsley Ighobor
As Ntiokam Divine from Cameroon sees it, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are high-sounding concepts crafted in the specialised parlance of development experts.