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The cost of ending poverty

18/04/2015 17:18:57

World leaders have drawn up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 but how will they fund it?

Is Buhari prepared for the economical whirlwind that is Nigeria?

15/04/2015 12:55:37

Corruption, declining oil prices and ethnic and religious divisions remain significant in Nigeria & could severely hurt the economy.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s ICT performance disappointing

15/04/2015 10:59:46

Sub-Saharan Africa’s information technology performance is disappointing, says the Global Information Technology Report 2015.

400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya, survivors say

15/04/2015 08:09:11

400 migrants die in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsizes.

Southern Africa

S.Africa president Zuma cancels Indonesian trip to deal with xenophobia

18/04/2015 17:51:24

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe expresses shock and disgust at the attacks on immigrants.

Brian Molefe appointed as Eskom’s acting CEO

17/04/2015 13:03:05

Brian Molefe has been appointed as acting CEO of Eskom, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Friday.

S.Africa’s public-sector wage demands would cost $1.7 bln - finmin

17/04/2015 12:46:20

Wage demands by South African public-sector unions would cost the government an extra 20 billion rand over the next financial year.

Sasol repatriates S.African workers in Mozambique over anti-immigrant fears

17/04/2015 12:26:13

Sasol is repatriating 340 South Africans working at its projects in Mozambique over fears for their safety.

Western Africa

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases near border with Sierra Leone

17/04/2015 09:03:42

Nine new cases of Ebola have confirmed by Guinean authorities near the border with Sierra Leone.

Nigeria’s transition smooth but creates policy uncertainty: Fitch

16/04/2015 17:38:41

The prospect of a smooth transfer of power in Nigeria alters but does not remove risks to the country's sovereign credit profile.

Buhari's Nigeria oil policy to focus on reform first, taxes last

16/04/2015 06:22:51

Nigeria's president elect Muhammadu Buhari plans ending corruption his key deliverable

Is Boko Haram Africa’s worst story of last decade?

15/04/2015 13:57:31

Amnesty International attacks Nigerian government for lax approach on dealing with terrorism.

East Africa

Safaricom brings M-Pesa home

17/04/2015 10:48:42

Safaricom is on course to install its M-Pesa services locally.

Kenya’s energy regulator reduces petrol price

15/04/2015 10:41:18

The Energy Regulatory Commision (ERC) of Kenya has marginally decreased its pump prices.

Al-Shabaab militants attack Somali government building, at least 5 dead

14/04/2015 12:37:24

Al Shabaab Islamist militants attacked a government building housing two ministries in the Somali capital on Tuesday.

Kenya tells UNHCR to move refugee camp from the country

13/04/2015 10:23:16

Kenya wants its largest refugee camp, Dadaab, to be relocated to Somalia in the next three months.


Update on ABIL's curatorship & restructuring

16/04/2015 09:08:25

ABIL curatorship and restructuring initiatives set to remain.

S.Africa's rand falls on weak China trade data

13/04/2015 08:07:24

S.Africa's rand gave up its gains against the dollar tracking other commodity currencies which fell after China released weak trade data.

Rwanda’s inflation rises to 0.8% in March year-on-year

10/04/2015 10:42:55

Rwanda’s urban inflation rose to 0.8 per cent in March year-on-year from 0.7 per cent a month earlier, the statistics office said on Friday.

Angola's central bank raises key interest rate to 9.25 pct

31/03/2015 08:18:03

Angola's central bank raised its benchmark lending rate on Monday by 25 basis points to 9.25 per cent.


South African mining group ARM says H1 earnings hit by weak prices

16/03/2015 07:20:23

African Rainbow Minerals's first-half headline earnings fell by more than 50 per cent.

FirstRand CEO emphasises focus on customers

10/03/2015 17:14:03

FirstRand continues to focus on serving its customers and migrating them to electronic channels, says company CEO, Sizwe Nxasana.

Sasol H1 earnings up on better sales, cuts dividend

09/03/2015 06:51:27

South Africa's Sasol reported a 6 per cent increase in first-half earnings on Monday.

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.

Special Reports

Commonality of activities aiding trade in E.Africa

26/03/2015 16:31:35

The commonality of activities has worked for East Africa and this has aided trading and the financial market development in the region.

ROI in Nigeria’s agri sector ‘almost unbelievable’

23/03/2015 06:20:33

There is ample opportunity in agriculture in Nigeria and the return on investment (ROI) in the sector is ‘almost unbelievable’.

Africa should look at trade finance assets: Jason Barrass

16/03/2015 13:15:07

As other economies face an economic slump, Africa is better positioned for growth says trade finance guru.

Rich families use common investment strategies to create wealth

16/03/2015 04:38:36

Many wealthy families use common sense strategies to grow their wealth, this is according to Kerry Fynn, chief executive AlphaWealth.


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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