Entrepreneurship needs to be encouraged in schools: Robert Kiyosaki

School systems need to be changed as they do not teach children about true entrepreneurship, Robert Kiyosaki has said.

Energy sector needs skills development

‘People building’ is as crucial as capital and project building for South Africa’s energy sector, Dr. Mike de Pontes has said.

Impose sanctions on counterfeit drug trade: Medical Director

Governments the world over are urged to tighten their legal systems against global trade in bogus medicines claiming million lives each year.

Africa's transport challenge must be approached holistically

The best solution to addressing Africa’s transport challenge is approaching it in a holistic manner, Dr John Tambi told ABN Digital.

Pan-African SEACOM still faces challenges

SEACOM has certainly seen an increase in bandwidth capacity on the coast but, four years on, there are still challenges, said Mark Simpson

Private-Public partnership key to addressing Africa’s water challenges

Private sector participation in countries’ water supply management is increasing globally,” Andre Kruger told ABN Digital.

Investors’ perceptions of risks in Africa is the real challenge

The obstacle for infrastructural funding in Africa lies in investors’ perceptions of the risks that exist on the continent.

Egypt and Zimbabwe are similar: AfDB

Despite economic differences, the Africa Development Bank finds that Zimbabwe and Egypt bear similarity in terms of leadership.

Current infrastructure initiatives have not seen enough progress

There has been insufficient progress on Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa over the last decade.

Egypt on the brink of economic collapse

Egypt’s currency is likely to drop quite significantly in the next couple of months due to dry gross reserves, said Cavan Osborne, a manager at OMIGSA.

Infrastructure development requires a joint effort

Increasing intra-African trade in the region is dependent on productive capacity and increased economic co-ordination, said Malusi Gigaba

China slows down GDP growth rate

Despite China’s GDP growth rate having slowed, growth data for the second quarter was in line with expectations at 7 per cent year on year.

Africa to benefit from Mauritius tourism pull

Africa-Mauritius relations are expected to give continental tourism a significant boost in the future, said AfrAsia Bank CEO James Benoit

Glenn Agliotti’s controversial autobiography hits S.African shelves

A tell-all book on the life and controversial times of one of South African most controversial businessman and convicted drug-dealer Glenn Agliotti is out in the markets.

Obasanjo to head AU Observers for Zimbabwe elections

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed as head of the African Union observer’s team to be deployed to Zimbabwe for the 31 July general elections.

UN hosts Trade and Development summit to unlock Africa’s potential

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on Thursday launched the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 to unlock regional integration, Patrick Osakwe, Chief within UNCTAD's Africa section told CNBC Africa.

African Union suspends Egypt over dethroned President

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union has announced the immediate suspension of Egypt in all its activities.

Lack of liberalisation hurting Africa airline industry

Africa’s airline industry has stagnated due to lack of liberalisation, Chris Zweigenthal, CEO, AASA told ABN Digital in an interview
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Obama’s Africa tour fails to draw concrete conclusions

US president Barack Obama’s Africa tour has been symbolic for US-Africa trade relations but did not achieve anything conclusive.

On trip, Obama brings out the African in the American

Midway through a three-country trip to Africa Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the word