On 15 October, Tout-Puissant Mazembe, Lubumbashi's flagship club, drew with Durban’s Amazulu. After a disappointing season last year, Moïse ... Katumbi's players were hoping to get back on track, but couldn’t manage anything better than a draw that day.
China’s UnionPay is giving the US payments giants Visa and Mastercard a run for their money in Africa; fighting back, the two are investing ... in new financial services, from purchasing fintechs to buying stakes in telecoms firms
Lekan Babalola was awarded two Grammys in 2009 and 2006 respectively, for his work on Cassandra Wilson's Loverly and the joint album In the Heart ... of the Moon by Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. The Africa Report caught up with him in September, a few hours before his trip to Lagos to promote his latest album, Lakaaye.
Five years ago, Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), the leading bank in Morocco, set the tone: the group’s ambition was to position itself as ‘the top ... customer-centred bank, focused on satisfying the needs of its clients [by] taking advantage of new technologies linked to digitalisation’. With 27 major programmes and 105 projects, its strategic plan ‘Energies 2020’ put the emphasis on digital technologies.
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Israel is set to remain accredited to the African Union after a meeting of foreign ministers of member states failed to find consensus on whether ... to retain this status or not. The issue has divided the continental body after African Union Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat in July accepted the accreditation of Aleli Admasu, who is also Israel's ambassador to Ethiopia, Burundi and Chad.
The US State Department’s new top Africa official is headed to France on the tail end of her first trip abroad, as the two allies confront ... lingering terrorist threats as well as rising Chinese and Russian influence on the continent.
Filmmaker and actress Jessica Beshir discovered khat purely by accident. In her film Faya Dayi, which debuted to instant critical acclaim at ... the Sundance film festival in January before winning the grand jury prize at Visions du Réel in Switzerland, she traces the growing reliance on Ethiopia’s khat trade in her home region of Harar in an attempt to pin down a country she can hardly recognise anymore.
Mozambique’s “hidden debt” scandal is one of the biggest corruption scandals on the continent and involves some of the highest-ranking ... government officials. This case, part of which is currently at the centre of a resounding trial in Maputo, is particularly complex.
Two years have passed since a summit on the framework agreement on peace, security and cooperation in the DRC and the Great Lakes region was ... held. The October 2019 and February 2020 editions did not take place due to organisational difficulties on the Congolese side, and the Covid-19 pandemic did not allow the authorities to keep their commitment for March 2020.
Border post company Zimborders Consortium is facing criticism after their new $240m Beitbridge project created large queues and complicated electronic ... payments - potentially violating the newly-signed Africa Continental Free Trade Area. Behind the deal: Businessman Glynn Cohen, a close ally of Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Since early 2000 to date, Zimbabwe’s economy has suffered distress and stagnation, undergoing periods of hyperinflation leading to the collapse ... of the national currency and the adoption of a multi-currency system in 2009. The government and its allies attribute this to sanctions, while others blame bad governance.
The release of the Pandora Papers on 3 October embarrassed high profile figures around the world, exposing the offshore accounts of 35 world ... leaders. According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, it was their most expansive exposé of the secret financial arrangements of the rich and famous to date.
This week, US Senate Democrats introduced an annual spending bill that would block funding for the State Department to open a consulate in the ... Western Sahara: a promise the Donald Trump administration made to Morocco last year.