To avoid a crisis in a few decades' time, governments must act now in order to improve schools and protect the economic advances made since the 1990s. That means developing a new generation of schools that teach students the skills needed for the future and the critical thinking to avoid the mistakes of the past.
- Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala in Dar es Salaam
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned African countries against rushing to issue Eurobonds, saying they may face exchange rate risks and problems repaying debts.
Investors should expect more calm to return to U.S. equity markets after some of the most volatile trading since 2012 as the 21-day incubation period for Ebola passes for many in Texas without new infections.
- Ari Rabinovitch in Jerusalem
The partners in Israel's offshore Tamar gas field said on Sunday they are negotiating the sale of at least 5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas over three years to private customers in Egypt via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other direction.
- Jana Marais in Johannesburg
Having advised on some of South Africa's most high-profile deals, Denny predicts increased cross-border transactions with South Africa and eastern Europe.