The crash in oil and gas prices, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and the slump in economic activity, has dealt a blow to the plans and ... public finances of major oil- and gas-producing countries. But a group of countries in sub-Saharan Africa once designated as “prospective producers” are facing a different challenge.
Excerpts from a conversation between Muammar Gaddafi and an Omani official revealing how the former Libyan leader had called for a replacement ... for the Al Saud family as the head of Saudi Arabia, is fuelling dissension in the region.
Kenya has one of the most active renewable sectors in Africa. Could it serve as a model to be followed by other countries across Africa? We ... find out more from Elizabeth Rogo, the African Energy Chamber President for East Africa on the energy sector and on being the only female in a top leadership role.
As we graduate from Harvard amidst the pandemic, we reflect on the juxtaposition of our relative privilege with the systematic marginalization ... of the artisanal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As we go into the real world, we have to recognize the contribution of their labour to our education and commit to improving their lives.
Nigeria’s biggest technology and telecoms players will benefit in the long term from the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge is to protect small ... start-ups that represent the future of innovation. This third article of our series on the the impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria, looks at telecoms and technology.
Big oil-producing countries have faced a double-hit in recent months: the sudden drop in prices of oil and the economic impact of the global ... pandemic. In the case of Angola, which entered both crises with an already weakened economy, how are its prospects looking? The Africa Report speaks to Sergio Pugliese, the Executive President for the African Energy Chamber (AEC), to find out.
On 20 May, the French Council of Ministers passed a bill modifying its monetary agreement with the eight member states of the West African Economic ... and Monetary Union (UEMOA), following the unexpected CFA franc reform announced this past December.
The campaign for a vaccine against the cororonavirus to be recognised as a global public good – patent-free, produced at scale and internationally ... available – is making headway. But progress is complicated by geopolitical rivalries between China and the United States as well as business interests.
Decision-making at the early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (the coronavirus causing COVID-19) was constrained by a paucity of medical evidence ... and epidemiological data. Knowledge gained over the past two months can therefore inform the next phase of the strategy.
Corporate governance rather than capital strength is the main challenge facing Nigerian regulators and banks grappling with lending exposure ... to the country’s oil producers. In the second story of our series, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria's economy as it considers the outlook for banks who have lent to oil producers.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is the largest medical association in West Africa, with over 40,000 members in the 36 states and the Federal ... Capital Territory, and about 19,000 members in the diaspora. The Africa Report speaks to its president about Nigeria's handling of the pandemic and what needs to be improved now and beyond.