Op-Ed: Nigeria needs to become a startup nation

By Bunmi Akinyemiju While Israel raised $5.24 billion in investment in 2017, Nigeria only raised $115 million, despite having a population 20 times larger. From...

Ethiopia’s EPRDF makes three big announcements at first meeting since appointment of Abiy Ahmed

On Tuesday, June 5, the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) Executive Committee began its first leadership meeting since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed...

Op-Ed: Evolution of Market Research

Observations from the past 20 years – the evolution of market research and its impact on decision-making.

Op-Ed: The Changing Faces of Huawei

Huawei’s innovative leadership style could help us ask some questions as to how we build and innovate in Africa.
Grand Parade takes bigger bite of Spur

The Reserve Bank announces fall of $42.87 billion in month of May for South...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s net foreign reserves fell to $42.872 billion in May from $43.115 billion in April, the Reserve Bank said on...

IFC to invest $60 million in Bank of Africa to support SME lending in...

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa...
Big events that shaped S.A's JSE in 2016

Understanding the impact of Italy’s politics and possible departure from the EU on global...

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers   Political concerns have dominated markets in recent months. It has mostly...

How innovation in South Africa’s services sector could help tackle poverty

shutterstock. Glenda Kruss, Human Sciences Research Council and Dr Moses Sithole, Human Sciences Research Council About two thirds of South Africa’s GDP now consists of contributions...

[EXPLAINER] This is the impact of tariff wars on Africa

What is a tariff? An economist explains Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology The world is lurching ever closer to a full-blown trade war as...

Africa still lags the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge, this...

As figures collated by the World Bank in 2014 show, the continent – home to around 16% of the world’s population – produces less than 1% of the world’s research output.

Africa’s new slavery

African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria.

Why the DRC’s plan to solve food shortages failed

African Development Bank continues to push for similar plans.

Op-Ed: Why Fintech is vital for SMEs in Francophone Africa

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in Francophone Africa, accounting for around 50% of jobs created.

How Africa is fighting against those illegally fishing in its oceans

Decades of over-exploitation mean fishing grounds are under strain. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in 2016 nearly a third of commercial stocks were being fished at unsustainable levels.

From tech unicorns to clean energy these are the young Africans changing the world...

One hundred women and men from around the world were invited to join this year’s cohort of Young Global Leaders – ten are from sub-Saharan Africa

Op-Ed: Tourism Indaba – Focus on tourism red tape

Open skies mean greater frequency, more competition, and lower prices, which will benefit both tourists and citizens.

Sub-Saharan African nations are at growing risk of debt distress, warns IMF, here’s why

The sober assessment comes as African countries continue to tap international debt markets.

Karl Marx at 200: Does he still have lessons for Africa?

Marx was a revolutionary humanist, open to – and inspired by – the new passions and forces that spring up and open new avenues to a truly human society.

Op-Ed: Why African innovation is better than Silicon Valley

The apps of the future are those that help our lives get better – offline. And that’s why African innovation has the better approach.

Op-Ed: Decoding lessons from Robben Island for Africa’s emerging leaders

A new world has emerged with different dynamics and new struggles. Our modern world dictates a new path and a specific kind of leadership.