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S.Africa at an advantageous position for future growth: IMF

06/03/2015 06:41:12

The IMF says South Africa is best placed to benefit from the much anticipated Africa growth story.

As heroin trade grows, a sting in Kenya

06/03/2015 05:27:03

What is influencing Africa's increasing role in global heroin trade ?

Forbes showcases the epitome of power in Africa

03/03/2015 12:23:56

Forbes Billionaires list showcases Africa’s wealthiest people.

The Forbes Billionaires List: 2015

02/03/2015 20:16:26

And the Africans who made it.

Southern Africa

S.Africa mine union says would oppose Eskom asset sales

06/03/2015 16:00:35

NUM says it will not support any decision that affects its members as cash-strapped Eskom considers asset sales as a way to raise capital.

S.Africa's FirstRand appoints Johan Burger as chief executive

06/03/2015 08:15:13

FirstRand appoints a new CEO as Sizwe Nxasana retires after nine years at the helm of the banking group.

Mozambican gas to help power S.Africa

06/03/2015 06:52:32

The launch of a new gas pipeline in Mozambique could go some way in dealing with energy shortages in South Africa,

S.Africa's Nene open to UIF contribution reduction

05/03/2015 06:28:43

The reduction in UIF contributions could bring the much needed relief to consumers and help stimulate the economy.

Western Africa

Ghana plans to issue $1 bln Eurobond in 2015

05/03/2015 11:36:23

Will Ghana's proposed one billion US dollar Eurobond salvage the economy?

Chad president tells Boko Haram leader to surrender or face death

05/03/2015 07:38:17

President of Chad claims that he knows where the Boko Haram leader is hiding and has threatened to kill him if he does not surrender.

Nigerian naira flat vs dollar in thin trade

04/03/2015 16:31:25

Nigeria's naira currency closed flat against the dollar on the interbank market on Wednesday.

Things are good in Nigeria: Ecobank chief tells investors

04/03/2015 12:28:10

Ecobank's chief executive says his group is staying afloat as other companies sink due to the drop in crude oil prices in Nigeria.

East Africa

World Bank raises Kenya's 2015 growth forecast

05/03/2015 13:13:18

Kenya's economy is growing faster than estimated and among the fastest in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Innovation key to unlocking Africa’s agriculture potential

05/03/2015 11:19:07

Africa’s agricultural sector is said to become the continent’s new frontier for growth.

East Africa to tackle power challenges

05/03/2015 08:16:01

Africa's facing huge energy deficit, East Africa has scaled up efforts to improve power in the region.

Kenya wins one-year COMESA extension for sugar imports

05/03/2015 06:42:44

Kenya has received yet another reprieve limit on sugar import safeguards.

Financial

S.Africa's business confidence takes a positive turn

03/03/2015 12:50:10

South Africa’s BCI edged higher although the outlook for the rest of the year still remains uncertain.

Berkshire’s Warren Buffett has found his successor

28/02/2015 16:56:09

The candidate works within the Berkshire empire.

PwC Tax comments on S.Africa’s Budget 2015

25/02/2015 14:22:27

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) comments on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2015 Budget Review.

S.Africa's rand muted, focus on budget speech

25/02/2015 07:37:40

South Africa's rand traded cautiously against the dollar ahead of the budget speech on Wednesday.

Earnings

Nigeria's Zenith Bank 2014 pre-tax rises 12.8%

06/03/2015 15:41:34

Zenith Bank’s 2014 pretax profit rose 12.78 per cent to 120 billion naira.

Kenya’s Mumias Sugar H1 loss widens, sees better second half

06/03/2015 11:24:32

Mumias Sugar reported a bigger first-half loss from a year ago, which it blamed on lower sugar prices as well as a prolonged shutdown.

Interest income growth boosts Barclays Kenya’s pretax profit

06/03/2015 07:30:41

Barclays Bank Kenya is planning to release new products in 2015 following a positive performance in the first half of the year.

MTN’s FY revenue boosted by Nigerian unit

04/03/2015 12:37:48

While Nigeria's performance was below MTN's own expectations after regulatory and operational challenges, its revenue increased by 12%.

Special Reports

10 factors that are influencing the increase in Africa’s trade

05/03/2015 12:03:08

Trade patterns in Africa are changing, with new products, new trading partners are influencing the way African countries trade.

Barclays sees further pressure in Q2 oil prices

05/03/2015 11:29:11

The Barclays oil research team expects further pressure in prices going into Q2 2015.

Africa craves foreign investment

05/03/2015 10:56:26

Africa needs foreign investment, and it’s not only up to governments to encourage this.

Telkom implements VPN for Bathroom Bizarre

03/03/2015 16:44:35

Sanitary ware supplier, Bathroom Bizarre contracted Telkom to upgrade its ageing network to that of a new virtual private network solution.

Blogs

Please beat the count Ali

24/10/2014 12:54:21

There are many Africans who are praying that Muhammad Ali will beat the count and rise from the hospital bed where he lies critically ill.

The rise of the island paradise

03/10/2014 11:32:19

From the moment you step on the plane you know Mauritius means business.

TB Joshua Lagos church collapse: the cheapness of life in Africa

19/09/2014 14:41:52

As a journalist, it makes me sick.

Farewell to a brave journalist: Steven Sotloff

05/09/2014 16:33:11

I never read any of his work, yet this week I mourn the gentle soul that was lost to journalism this week.

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