An NGO-backed complaint over pollution from gold mining in Liberia may lead to Western development finance institutions (DFIs) holding partner ... commercial banks responsible for the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of their loans.
In the preface to his great book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, written in the 1930s at the height of the Great Depression, ... the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes suggested that the obstacle to decisive change: "lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones."
South African electronic payments provider Ozow plans expansion to countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and West Africa ... as South Africa’s planned adoption of an instant payment system creates opportunities to increase scale, CEO Thomas Pays tells The Africa Report.
Close to midway through his current term, President Cyril Ramaphosa has made extensive changes to his executive for the first time. The move ... is both a reflection of his weakness and his power. If his gambles at finance and security pay off, Ramaphosa may have laid the foundations for a second term.
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South Africa's deputy president David Mabuza is back after five weeks of sick leave, and his absence co-incided with one of the most violent ... episodes since democratic rule in 1994. He re-appeared just in time for a long-overdue cabinet shake-up, rumoured to be due in a few days' time.
It has taken a pandemic as severe as Covid-19 to jostle Sub-Saharan Africa into action to bolster its vaccine production capacity and capability, ... argues Stavros Nicolaou of Aspen, Africa's biggest drug company. For the first time in the region’s history, the continent is pooling its resources and aggregating volumes to mount a collective and co-ordinated response for its coronavirus vaccine needs.
Celebrated epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim, known as 'South Africa's Dr Fauci', has moved on from his work on the South African Ministerial ... Advisory committee on Covid-19, to serve as a member of the African Task Force for Coronavirus and the Lancet Commission on Covid-19. He's also gone back to focusing on his life's work of fighting the HIV/Aids pandemic.