Abraaj to invest in Algerian logistics company

The Abraaj Group has announced the acquisition of a stake in La Flèche Bleue Algérienne SPA (FBA), through one of its funds.

Sub-Saharan Africa resilient to lower oil prices

Fitch Ratings said it expects GDP growth of five per cent in 2015 for the region, and that it should remain resilient to lower oil prices.
Power play in Mozambique

Recommendations to address the generation capacity “crisis” in SA

Chris Yelland writes how South Africa is not experiencing an energy ‘crisis’ but rather a serious management failure.

All companies are 'average': Geoff Blount

Geoff Blount, argues that over the long term company performance tends to be average and is driven more by economics than other factors.

Is Africa selling out for Chinese investment?

Africa’s natural resources have attracted large investment from China. However, questions over the continent’s gains remain a concern.

Mnangagwa cements his position as Mugabe’s successor

It has been a long and winding political road for Zimbabwean Justice Minister Emmerson ‘The Crocodile’ Mnangagwa.

SBDI to champion S.Africa’s SME master plan

There’s a buzz in South Africa as most citizens are hoping that the SME Master Plan will be the vehicle to their economic freedom.

African countries still among the least developed in the world

A report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development states that 34 of the world’s 48 least developed counties are in Africa.

Powering Africa initiative gathers momentum

The United States is set to host yet another Power Africa summit to advance private sector participation in Africa’s power sector.

Nissan recalls about 470,000 SUVs, cars for possible fuel leaks

Nissan Motor Co said on Tuesday it is recalling about 470,000 sport utility vehicles and cars globally for possible fuel leaks.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires deputy, to name new cabinet – sources

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his long-time deputy Joice Mujuru and several of her allies.

Potential spark for S.Africa’s economy lies in townships

Where will South Africa’s spark of development come from? At the microlevel, how is the fabled growth of "5%-6%" achieved?

S.African court acquits Briton Dewani in murder trial

A South African court acquitted Briton Shrien Dewani on Monday.

African insurers in vogue as incomes rise

A growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa is enticing European and South African insurers to buy local firms.

Third member of U.N. mission in Liberia contracts Ebola

A U.N. peacekeeper in Liberia has contracted Ebola and is being treated at a clinic in the capital, Monrovia.

Mandela, the man and his legacy

The Elders reflect on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Dangote named Forbes Africa Person of the Year

Billionaire Nigerian business man, Aliko Dangote was on Thursday named as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014.

Africans are becoming more familiar with online shopping

About 51 per cent of South Africans with an internet access, shop online with Kenya having between 18-24 per cent online purchases.
Africa’s geopolitical issues exploited by terror groups

Africa’s answer lies in inclusive economies

Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are on the African continent. However, only few feel the benefits of the growth.

Celebrities unite against Ebola through Africa United campaign

The Africa United campaign has been launched by several actors and sports organisations to help fight the spread of Ebola.