U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on doing Business in Africa...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and Côte D’Ivoire as well as accompany Secretary Ross in Ghana. These visits provide an opportunity for the delegation to gather insight into m

President Ramaphosa welcomes the Participation of Dr Riek Machar Teny in the High...

President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes the participation of Dr Riek Machar Teny, Chairperson of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/A-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) in the High Level Revitalisation talks facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

On Sunday, 17 June 2018, President Ramaphosa consulted with the Heads of State and Government of the IGAD countries on the peace process in South Sudan. The President  

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

  • Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations
  • East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors

Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC (https://Ecobank.com/Africa

20 Reasons to Travel to Egypt this Summer

 Following the launch of Marriott International’s (www.Marriott.com) latest seasonal experiences campaign last month, Egypt presents yet again many reasons to travel as an incredible holiday destination that continues to maintain its position on the bucket list of every global traveler. Guests booking a hotel within the Marriott International portfolio in Egypt from now until September 30, 2018 will enjoy a mega 20% off, while Marriott Interna

Rugby Africa Gold Cup: Five uncapped players in Kenya squad to Morocco

Kenya's national rugby team, the Simbas have named five uncapped players in the squad that will play in the team’s opening Rugby Africa Gold Cup fixture away to Morocco in Casablanca on Saturday 23 June.

Kenya U20 international Edmund Anya starts this match at wing with Kabras Sugar’s Colman Were starting at hooker. The Homeboyz trio of Mohammed Omollo, Zedden Marrow and Max Kang’eri all start from the bench.

Overall, there are four cha

Islamic Windows of Coris Bank International pave the way to achieve SDG goal by...

Islamic banking is gaining a strong footing in African region with the launching Islamic banking windows of Coris Bank International in Mali, Senegal, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire.

May 29, 2018, the official launching of Coris Bank Baraka Senegal took place in the presence of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) representatives, the Minister of Budget of Se

GE hits 100th power plant milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 100 power plants across renewables, gas and steam plants generating over 46GW of power
  • Over 300 installed turbines providing equivalent power for up to 250 million people
  • 100th Power plant milestone reached in Angola with recent fast, mobile TM2500 gas power installations

At the forefront of innovation and technology in energy while collaborating with power producers across the region,  GE

South Africa: Life Sentence for Cop Killers Welcomed

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has welcomed the life sentence handed down by the Cape Town High Court for the three assailants who killed Constable Mziwonke Siwisa near his home in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape in December 2016.

“The lengthy jail terms must serve as an indication that the killing of police officers will not be tolerated. The justice system must continue to punish criminals who show contempt for the

Marriott International Hotels Gear up as Water Savvy Cape Town Bounces back after successful...

“We’re open for business and forging ahead with plans for tourism growth in Cape Town and the Western Cape” – that’s the message a group of industry heavyweights are proclaiming, as the region comes together to help build a sustainable tourism destination that will continue to thrive. In a joint statement with WESGRO, the Official Tourism, Trade & Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Marriott International (

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat to Business, Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the period April 2017 to April 2018. While some of the attacks are inspired by the so-called Islamic State (IS) that l

WiSci Girls Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp in Namibia...

The fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Namibia, June 17-29, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to impart skills to and create opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM). The 2018 camp in Namibia brings together 100 students from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), and the United States.

The camp will focus on enhancing participants&rsq

Statistics South Africa to release the results of the General Household Survey (GHS), 2017

Stats SA will release the results of the General Household Survey, 2017 (GHS) on Thursday, 21 June 2018 in Pretoria. The GHS provides  an overview of the levels of development in the country as well as the extent of service delivery and quality of services in a number of key service sectors, including health, disability, social security, housing, energy, access to and use of water and sanitation, environment, refuse removal, telecommunications, transport, household income, access to food

South Africa: Members of the Public and Interested Parties Urged to Comment on Independent...

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has reminded members of the public and other interested parties to submit written comments on the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) Amendment Bill before the deadline on Friday, 22 June 2018.

The Ipid Amendment Bill was published in the Government Gazette and Parliament’s website three weeks ago. The aim of the Bill is to enact the read-in provisions of the Constitution

Winners Announced for Private Equity Africa Awards 2018

Private Equity Africa (PEA) (www.PrivateEquityAfrica.com) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 GP & Advisor Awards.

The awards saw 26 firms collect the much coveted accolades at the 7th Annual PEA Awards Gala Dinner hosted at London’s prestigious Langham hotel on 12th June, which attracted over 200 industry professionals.

The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award was Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, Founding Partner and CEO a

Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT...

Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme).

“Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle se

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest Number of Entries from Africa

Nesta (www.Nesta.org.uk), on behalf of Feed the Future (https://goo.gl/dsQfx6), today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm...

The mirage of Djibouti’s economic success

EXX Africa (www.ExxAfrica.com) published a special report on the country’s investment outlook on 24 May 2018. At first sight, Djibouti seems to be an attractive...

Africans want the continent to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

Today, Africa Day, citizens and communities in almost 20 countries across the African continent are gathering, taking to the streets and actively blocking the...

African Development Bank takes landmark lead on formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate...

Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10 countries in the world that...

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute partner to fast-track Green...

The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) (www.GGGI.org) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of...