Changing rural Africa’s perceptions of off-grid living

While energy supply shortages remain an issue for Africa, rural communities find it hard to accept off-the-grid systems as the solution.

S.Sudan rebels strike oil-producing state capital

South Sudanese rebels attacked the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state on Tuesday.
Kenya’s struggle with deteriorating shilling

Kenya court blocks charges against central bank governor

Kenya's High Court blocked government agencies from pursuing claims of abuse of office against the head of the central bank.

The changing face of African state fragility

State fragility is more than just about regional or civil conflict and is characterised by a country’s challenges.

Protests shut Libya's Wafa oil lines, threaten El Sharara

Protesters have shut gas and oil pipelines from Libya's Wafa oilfield, and are threatening to block another line from El Sharara field.

Africa a top global business expansion destination

Foreign governments and global companies have begun to enlarge their African footprint by expanding into the continent.

S. Africa's Malema escapes political ban, for now

EFF's Julius Malema has been placed under "provisional sequestration".

S. Africa to hold general elections on May 7

President Jacob Zuma has set May 7 as the date for general elections in which his ruling ANC is likely to extend its 20 year rule.

Beauty industry still the apple of consumers’ eye

The global beauty industry continues to experience exponential growth despite changes in global consumer spending.

Mauritius under pressure to hike interest rates

Mauritius, unlike other emerging markets, is yet to raise their interest rate to curb currency collapse but faces the pressure to do so.

Positive macroeconomic outlook for developed markets

The macroeconomic outlook for developed economies continues to grow positive but it could have different implications for emerging markets.
S.Africa's Foschini expands into Ghana

S.Africa's Foschini expands into Ghana, but waiting on Kenya

South African clothing retailer Foschini Group is expanding its West African presence and plans to enter Ghana with four stores.