The succession of deals for Nigeria's Mouka mattress company is a sign of bounce in the private equity market that helps family-run companies profit from growing consumer spending trends
Over the next three months, Africa's economic battles – over currencies, commodities, debt and climate-change finance – will shake up politics.
Within 35 years Africa will have the world's biggest workforce – finding jobs for them is the top priority for governments throughout the continent as economic conditions get tougher
Plunging commodity prices are piling pressure on many African governments that are now scrambling to adjust budgets and find new sources of revenue.
Ghana has suspended seven out of 12 high court judges captured in video footage allegedly receiving bribes to sway judgements, after another 22 were axed last month.
In April and May, the Côte d'Ivoire government raised 132bn CFA francs ($222m), with 90% coming from Moroccan institutions.
Zimbabwe is set to roll out an ambitious door-to-door HIV and Aids survey targeting over 15 000 households countrywide.
Three Moroccan banks – one part owned by a royal holding company – have led an expansion charge into sub-Saharan Africa. Now, they have changed tack, seeking slower growth and...
South Africa has asked the International Criminal Court for an extension to respond to a request surrounding the events of Sudan President Omar Al Bashir's attendance of the African Union...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ethiopia's economy is constrained by vulnerabilities, particularly shocks on commodity prices, but forecasts it to continue its upward growth.
Investments in infrastructure should help raise Uganda's economic growth to about 6.5 percent in the coming years from 5 percent in the last fiscal year, the International Monetary Fund said...
A decentralisation initiative by South Sudan has seen the country being divided into 28 states and up from 10, a move that has drawn the ire of the opposition.
Hailemariam Desalegn has been re-elected Prime Minister of Ethiopia and sworn in for a new five year term.
Financial institutions in our rankings reported assets of more than $1.5trn for the first time. But economic headwinds from China and the US signal troubles ahead
A convicted South African king is now set to approach that country's Constitutional Court as he seeks to have a 12 year sentence set aside after the Supreme Court of...
Zimbabwe plans to impose a 10 percent tax on foreign-owned firms to fund a black economic empowerment programme that is designed to bring the companies under local majority control, a...
Ghana has set a new producer price of cocoa at $1,759 per tonne to curb smuggling of the beans to top-grower Cote d'Ivoire, and inspire Ghanaian farmers to raise output...
Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.
Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said.
Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced that the east Africa country has written off 39.7 billion shillings ($381 million) owed by state-owned sugar companies, aiming to ease their planned...
As of 1 July, Mozambique decriminalised homosexuality in its new penal code, legalising same-sex relationships. But more than 30 African countries still have anti-gay laws including in Nigeria, where a...
TAR HS05October-December 2015
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