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Water scarcity drives a new wave of practices in Cape winelands

Wessel Lemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist | Absa The practice of cultivating grasses such as wheat, nearly 10,000 years ago, laid the foundations of today’s large...

Op-Ed: Kenya’s election jitters have roots in campaign financing. It’s time...

Faith Kiboro | SMC University   The democratic ideal visualises a government in which supreme power is vested in the people. They exercise this power indirectly through...

Uganda, Tanzania start work on construction of $3.5BN oil pipeline

The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion-crude export pipeline that would pump...
Rwanda sets date for referendum to extend presidential term limit

Elections: Rwanda’s Kagame wins third presidential term by a landslide

With 80 percent of votes counted from Friday's election, the 59-year-old former guerrilla leader had secured 98.66 percent.

Steinhoff African unit to be part of JSE Top 40, buy...

STAR is expected to list by the end of September.

Rwandan polls open in election expected to hand Kagame third term

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent President Paul Kagame is tipped to...

Elections: Rwandan polls open, Kenya, Angola to follow later this month

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election.

Nigeria to legalize mini refineries, supply them with crude

Nigeria will legalise currently outlawed mini refineries in the Niger Delta oil hub by the end of the year and supply them with crude...

South African business must own up to its part in the...

Mills Soko | University of Cape Town South Africa is reeling from a string of scandals involving state owned enterprises and the Guptas, a family with...

Op-Ed: Why Kabila’s bid to remain in power is bad news...

Nelson Alusala | Senior Research Fellow, University of Pretoria President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has barely five months to save...

Nigerian economy to grow 0.8% this year, but risk remains: IMF

Nigeria is expected to emerge from recession this year, but threats to recovery remained elevated and the economy will not grow enough to reduce...

How to make meetings bearable for millennials

Keith Fenner | VP, Sage Enterprise Africa & Middle East Think back to the last time you attended a meeting with millennials. Did they seem...

Teach your child to be financially fit

Khomotso Molabe | Standard Bank With South Africa’s economy in its current precarious state, careful money management and next-stage, goals-based financial planning is more important...

Kenyan women try new livestock: bees, in spite of drought and...

Residents of Kailer village normally live to the rhythm of mooing cows and bleating goats. But over the past year, silence has reigned over...

Both these economies are in recession but Nigeria’s will grow faster...

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the outlook remains challenging.

Kenya’s growth not helping employment

 At last count, unemployment in Kenya was running at around 11 percent of the workforce; for the young, those aged 15-24, it was twice...

Op-Ed: Why the quest for a single currency for West Africa...

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong | University of Bath It’s been nearly two decades since the idea of a single currency for West Africa was first mooted....
Op-Ed: Digital revolution is futile without customer focus

Africa’s big opportunity lies in data

Aubrey Hruby and Lexi Novitske argue that successful African entrepreneurs have to be data scientists

Op-Ed: The unique risks facing African cities

Sarah Colenbrander | University of Leeds Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050, equivalent...

Election guide: what you need to know about the Rwandan presidential...

Tomas Stubbsh, Pamela Abbott | University of Cambridge,University of Aberdeen   On 4 August 2017, Rwandans head to the polls to elect a president. They will choose between...
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