Ghana and Nigeria have always had a healthy competition, which dates back to decades ago. Unlike Ghana, however, Nigeria’s industry has fast ... evolved to become globally competitive, enjoying the number two spot in the world after Bollywood in terms of the number of productions. In an interview with The Africa Report, filmmaker Peter Sedufia explains why.
When President Emmerson Mnangagwa re-appointed former vice president Kembo Mohadi as the deputy president and second secretary at the recent ... Zanu PF elective congress, it was a strong indication that despite a sex scandal involving Mohadi, he is likely to come back next year should his boss win the 2023 general election.
The Joe Biden administration expects upwards of 1,000 African government and business leaders to descend on Washington next month for diplomatic ... talks and commercial dealmaking, according to US officials and leaked planning documents.
‘Africa, your time is now’, says Ayanda Sithebe, director of Africa Rising International Film Festival
Four years on from its inaugural showing, the Africa Rising International Film Festival (ARIFF) recently announced its return for a landmark ... fifth year. The social impact film festival launched in 2018 with the express purpose of “leaving no storyteller behind”.
The Ogun government recently announced that Gasoline Integrated International (GII) had acquired 800 hectares of land for its planned oil refinery ... in the state. This adds to the growing list of refineries springing up to end Nigeria's decades-long paradoxical situation: being a major producer of crude oil as well as a key importer of refined petroleum products.
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Kenya’s Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has given himself 31 December as a deadline to convince politicians from the vote-rich Mount Kenya ... region who supported Raila Odinga, leader of the opposition coalition Azimio la Umoja, to come join the ruling coalition, Kenya Kwanza.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party candidate in Nigeria’s February 2023 presidential elections, sits down with The Africa Report to talk about economic ... reforms, the security crisis, his plans to shake up the political competition, and whether he would prosecute anyone from Buhari's administration if he got into power.
Taking concerted and multi-faceted action like introducing intra-city agriculture, rehabilitating the market, and investing in transport will ... be needed to provide food for the 760 million urban dwellers that Africa will have in 2030.
The timetable for a final investment decision (FID) by UTM Offshore on Nigeria’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project has slipped ... again to the fourth quarter of 2023, CEO Julius Rone tells the Africa Report.
17 MEPs are calling on Ursula von der Leyen and the EU to revise the Association Agreement with Algeria on the grounds that it provides "political, ... logistical and financial support" to Russia in the war against Ukraine.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has received convincing support for a second term, less than a month before the governing African National Congress ... (ANC) is set to go to its national elective congress, while one of his main detractors, former president Jacob Zuma, appears to have lost all his influence in the party.
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) may find itself in a deep dilemma over the implementation of the global minimum tax rate on multinationals ... after its Commissioner General Githii Mburu joined the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
African countries are facing numerous difficulties in accessing affordable debt. In September, Kenya treasury bills performed at a record low ... of 38%. This comes less than three months after the country cancelled a $982m Eurobond after investors demanded interest rates of over 20%.
Walmart-controlled Massmart, a beneficiary of South Africa’s boom years, will on 22 November 2022 delist from the JSE, signalling failure to ... capitalise on its retail head start, say analysts. Massmart owns 403 retail and wholesale stores in 13 Sub-Saharan countries. The group’s brands include Game, Makro, Builders, and Jumbo.