Qatar, which manages part of its sub-Saharan investments from Morocco, is creating a new investment fund, dedicated to financing infrastructure ... projects across the region. President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire may be at the controls, after his political career ends, with Abidjan in line to host the headquarters.
The DRC’s 'inspection générale des finances' (IGF) has identified several key figures – including Joseph Kabila's former prime minister ... Augustin Matata Ponyo – involved in the disappearance of more than $205m for the Bukanga Lonzo agroindustrial park project.
Global streaming giants are flocking to the African market, with Swedish music streaming provider Spotify announcing a sweeping expansion to 40 ... new countries on the continent. As Spotify attempts to expand its reach in Africa, they may have to take a note from Transsion-owned Boomplay and shift their strategy. + What is the deal with Ethio Telecom + Covid19 costs for China's handset makers
Cameroon's Paul Ayah Abine, a former member of President Paul Biya’s RDPC, has experienced political pressure and prison. Officially retired ... from politics, he remains convinced that Anglophones and Francophones can live together peacefully in Cameroon.
Barely four months after winning the presidential elections of December 2020 for a second term, 'apolitical' activists are challenging President ... Nana Akufo-Addo's government on its commitment to improving the lives of citizens, due the recent imposition of new taxes and high levels of unemployment.
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João Lourenço’s ascension to the presidency put an end to the influence of Isabel dos Santos, Manuel Vicente and General Kopelipa, yet other ... figures had managed to stay put after a regime change. Read on for a quick overview of the post-Dos Santos political landscape.
Birthdays rarely trend on social media in Uganda. But when Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ... turned 47 on Sunday 24 April 2021, a hashtag celebrating his birthday went viral all weekend. Many who sent him birthday wishes added this line: “my next president 2026” or “my next Commander in Chief.”
Sudan will be in the international spotlight on 17 May at a high-level conference in Paris hosted by President Emmanuel Macron in support of ... its fledgling democratic transition. This important moment is intended to signal Sudan’s reintegration into the international community, following its removal from the US list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SST) in 2020. It is also an opportunity for Sudan to rebrand itself and tell the world that it is open for business.
Bitcoin, akoin and ubuntu’s success on the continent can be attributed to the low level of banking involved, the opportunity to save money ... and speculate as well as the possibility of carrying out cheaper international transactions.