African economy

 
Only competition will produce growth and industry needs a conducive environment
Only competition will produce growth and industry needs a conducive environment
I am not going to step into the media battle about chicken that seems to never end, but I do wish to respond to Kevin Lovell’s missive on my...
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
Africa's economic slowdown an opportunity for reform
First the bad news. After 15 years in the global economic growth fast lane, sub-Saharan Africa is reeling from the effects of falling commodity...
Youth hold key to beating poverty
Youth hold key to beating poverty
Nelson Mandela described poverty and inequality as terrible curses of our time: “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of...
Sub-Saharan Africa's marginalisation an 'opportunity'
Sub-Saharan Africa's marginalisation an 'opportunity'
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing short- to medium-term marginalisation as attention and resources are diverted elsewhere.
Africa Rising or Africa Uprising?
Africa Rising or Africa Uprising?
Under the “Chatham House” rules of the conference, which took place in Johannesburg on Tuesday, the participants can’t be quoted by name.
Africa's throwing away dollars it can't afford in currency rout
Africa's throwing away dollars it can't afford in currency rout
With foreign-exchange reserves equal to less than a 10th of the emerging-market average, nations from Ghana to Zambia are finding they’re...
Africans negotiate 'one trade regime' for common market
Africans negotiate 'one trade regime' for common market
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is to be launched at a summit of heads of state and government on Wednesday in the Red Sea resort town of...
'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future
'African Davos' to focus on continent's upbeat economic future
Growing optimism over Africa's economic future is set to draw more than 1 250 delegates from governments and international corporations...
Africa seeks super banker to manage new economic frontier
Africa seeks super banker to manage new economic frontier
With 80 African Development Bank (AfDB) shareholders – 54 African states and 26 non-African countries – set to vote on Thursday, it is...
China does not support rogue African states, it creates them - report
China does not support rogue African states, it creates them - report
With China’s flagship event showcasing how its influence has grown in Africa set for the continent this year, the focus will inevitably be on the...
IMF urged to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries
IMF urged to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries
The International Monetary Fund is under mounting pressure to cancel the debts of the three poor West African countries hit hardest by Ebola, as...

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