While MTN's new boss Ralph Mupita has sold its stake in Jumia - a project launched by his predecessor, Rob Shuter - he is also beginning to impose ... his own philosophy on the South African mobile phone giant.
The rise of well-organised youth politicians is giving pause for thought to the old guard. From the dance that Bobi Wine is leading President ... Museveni in Uganda, to the trenchant opposition of Julius Malema, a new generation of leaders is being inspired to drive out the old and bring in the new.
Ghana’s Zeepay plans to raise $10m in equity funding to support the creation of new mobile-money hubs in East and Southern Africa, Andrew Takyi-Appiah, ... co-founder and managing director, tells The Africa Report.
South Africa's struggle with a new variant of Covid-19 coincides with a debate over how and who will pay for the vaccine. The business community ... may be one part of the solution, with the government saying the Pfizer jab is too expensive.
New variants in the Covid-19 coronavirus from the UK and South Africa have caused renewed global concern in recent weeks. But UK scientists now ... fear that it is the South African strain that causes the greatest risk, as it may be impervious to the various vaccines that have been developed, including those of Pfizer and Moderna.
McKinsey, a global consulting company, says it is shocked by the weight of 'state capture' allegations surrounding its contracts at South Africa’s ... state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including Transnet and South African Airways (SAA).