With billions of dollars worth of African gas, gold, copper and cobalt to hit the markets in 2022, industry players are focused on the next big ... deals. The election of a new government in Zambia in August 2021 has led to optimism that the country is the stand-out player in African minerals exploration for 2022.
On Tuesday, Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration released a statement denying allegations in the UK press that it is ... part of a new scheme that would "send migrants to countries such as Rwanda and Ghana for processing and resettlement".
At the end of this year, the governing African National Congress (ANC) is due to go into an elective conference to choose new leaders - and there ... are indications that President Cyril Ramaphosa's second-term bid could face opposition.
Last week, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded his tour of Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros – part of a 31-year-old tradition of Chinese ... foreign ministers visiting the continent for their first overseas trips in the new calendar year (or before the end of the lunar new year).
The Franco-Italian group Iveco has launched a bus assembly unit in Abidjan, a nearly €70m investment, as it is betting on local production ... for the Ivorian market and, in the long term, the sub-regional market.
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Guessing where Ethiopia’s civil war will end up in 2022 is an impossibly hard mission; not only because of the paucity of information emerging, ... or even because of the duelling propaganda war, but because it is a genuinely fluid situation.
The national outcry at Ghana’s poor start, amplified by the 1-1 draw with Gabon on Friday night, has become entangled with a sense that the ... Black Stars' most expensive player, Thomas Partey, is once again failing to make the expected impact.
Limited access to the international money market has forced managers of Ghana's economy to look inwards for much needed revenue to finance its ... development. Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta now says raising money from domestic taxes is the way to go.
The World Bank’s latest report on Algeria’s economic situation has created a media-diplomatic-political conflict, in spite of itself. Published ... on 22 December, just before the end-of-year holiday season, it could have gone unnoticed had it not been for the official press agency Algérie Presse Service (APS).
After hosting one of Africa’s most lavish parties last year, Nigerian socialite, Obi Cubana, grabbed international headlines but also came ... on the government’s radar in the process. While he is believed to be the king of nightlife, authorities are now working on the assumption that his night club business is just a smoke screen for illegal narcotics enterprise
Over the past five years, Ghana has operated a charitable fiscal regime that encouraged more spending from borrowed funds even as revenues failed ... to impress. Now the country is roughing its golden hen to help make up for the fallouts.
Uganda's President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has outlasted six United States presidents and maintained a stable relationship, attracting investments ... from US firms and development aid. In the past three and a half decades, Museveni’s alliance with Washington has defined the relationship that is mainly centered on fighting terrorism and combating the HIV/AIDs scourge.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa is struggling to unite and stabilise the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), ... especially after December's internal elections. So is the firing of his right-hand man, Owen Ncube, based on his having encouraged political violence during the recent polls in Midlands Province? Or is it a move to gain the trust of the party, proving he can do away with his closest confidant?