Geopolitics: Russia-CAR ties signal renewed relationship with Africa

Geopolitics: Russia-CAR ties signal renewed relationship with Africa

Russia’s donation of arms to Central African Republic (CAR) has cemented the former’s ambition to exert influence and win support on the continent. When CAR appealed for help against militia groups last year, Russia’s donation of weapons was chosen over former coloniser, France which offered guns it had seized off Somalia. “We presented our problem […]

How to boost early stage deal flow in Africa

How to boost early stage deal flow in Africa

Seed and early stage investment in Africa remains stubbornly low and new thinking is required to boost deal flow. One largely untapped resource is Entrepreneur Support Organisations such as tech hubs, accelerators and incubators, which are proliferating on the continent. ESOs have great potential to catalyse investment but only with the right agenda and resources. […]

Cautious optimism as Europe outlines new approach to Africa

Cautious optimism as Europe outlines new approach to Africa

With numerous untapped investment opportunities in Rwanda and the East Africa region and growing interest by multiple external partners, the European Union has expressed intention to deepen their economic and trade relationship with Africa, through investment and job creation. However, given previous experience and existing framework, experts are wondering if the new arrangement will this […]

Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to US trade war

Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to US trade war

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:09 a.m. CDT NAIROBI (Reuters) – China is likely to boost imports from African countries as it seeks new sources of commodities in the wake of a trade war with the United States, a senior executive of Standard Chartered Bank [STANB.UL] in China said. Trade links between the Asian economic powerhouse […]

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign, after he shared photos from a hunting trip to Africa that showed him posing with a “family of baboons” that he said he killed. Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer posing with baboons he says he killed on a guided hunting trip […]

South Africa's president deftly defuses a political crisis

South Africa's president deftly defuses a political crisis

Cyril Ramaphosa’s deft handling of his finance’s minister’s resignation last week highlights the South African president’s ability to turn a significant crisis to his advantage. Ramaphosa’s government was left reeling on October 3rd after his close ally, finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, admitted to having private meetings between 2009 and 2014 with a controversial business family […]

Ighalo fires Nigeria closer to AFCON, South Africa win big

Ighalo fires Nigeria closer to AFCON, South Africa win big

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria took a big step towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping 4-0 success over Libya on Saturday as the continent’s big guns flexed their muscles with significant victories. Former Watford forward Ighalo netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before […]

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

South Africa won't create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact

Undoubtedly the outcome of the recent summit is positive. Job-saving elements of the 2009 agreement have been revived. There are forward-looking commitments such as finance for the black industrialist scheme and a focus on the export of manufactured products. There are initiatives for small business support, technical training and a mechanism for the absorption of graduates […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon

Africa Cup of Nations: Wins for Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Gabon

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored for Egypt on the stroke of half-time Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah scored a stunning individual goal to help Egypt beat eSwatini 4-1 in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Cairo. Salah took a corner-kick on the stroke of half-time and curled it directly into the net to put […]

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