The “Africa Rising’’ narrative has been put on hold, due to a couple of macroeconomic factors impacting the economic growth of the giant countries of Africa.
Chad’s foreign minister has been elected as the new chair of the African Union Commission, pledging to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organization’s bureaucracy.
Over the past 48 hours, much of the coverage of President Trump’s executive order has focused on entry bans to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and rightly so.
South Africa has variously styled itself as a “bridge” between the North, the global South and Africa as well as a “gateway” into the continent.
Almost three-quarters of African countries saw an improvement in their business environments in 2016, according to the Doing Business 2017 report published in October by the World Bank.
Visualizations of Real GDP Growth Rates of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart) from 2007 – 2017.
In 2010 the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) described the potential and progress of African economies as “lions on the move”.
The number of planned hotel rooms for 2016 in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.
Leaders at Addis Ababa summit support pullout of international criminal court in protest at perceived unfair targeting.
Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict in 2015, according to revised GDP figures forecasted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) accessed via Analyse Africa.
Africa is not a single investment destination with a single set of standardized risk factors and homogenous potential for reward.
Despite an overall deceleration in growth in recent years, South Africa leads as the top destination in Africa for inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and shows clear economic potential, according to new research from fDi Markets.
The following is a transcript of a wide-ranging interview between Alec Russell, News Editor of the Financial Times, and Mac Maharaj, former confidant of Nelson Mandela and until recently the spin-doctor of President Jacob Zuma.
Looking back on the last 20 years, there is much to celebrate about South Africa’s progress. Indeed, we could easily have become a Syria, Libya, Iraq, or Ukraine—but our leaders had the foresight and the wisdom to give us the amazing gift of a united, inclusive, nonracial constitutional democracy.
When President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s 15th head of state last month, it was, as the saying goes, the beginning of an end and the end of a beginning.
The "Memoirs of a Porcupine," the "Confessions of the Lioness" and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.
Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born billionaire philanthropist, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has once again painted the entire continent as a disaster zone.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has become the first player to be named Confederation of African Football African Footballer of the Year four years in a row.
Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, on Tuesday emerged the new president of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF.
The Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2014 represented something of a landmark for the oldest continent and its plans for the future. Held in Cologne, it was the first such conference to be held in Germany, Europe’s economic motor and a strategic partner in several African ventures.
Africell Holding, the largest mobile-phone operator in Sierra Leone and Gambia, is courting U.S. private-equity firms including Providence Equity Partners, KKR, and Carlyle Group, hoping to sell a stake in the company, which is valued by the owner at up to $1.5 billion.
Diezani Alison-Madueke will succeed Libya’s Abdourhman Ataher Al-Ahirish as OPEC’s President next year, according to a delegate at the group, who asked not to be identified in line with policy.
On October 30, as thousands of determined Burkinabe put an end to the 27 year rule of their Western-backed autocratic leader, Blaise Compaoré, journalist Hewete Selassie asked a question (in a tweet) that pops up whenever mass protests break out somewhere in Africa: “So is #BurkinaFaso the beginning of the African #Arabspring?”
Research firm New World Wealth recently put together a ranking of African countries forecast to experience the greatest growth in high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) over the coming decade.
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook makes sobering reading for most of the world.
Many African countries have secessionist movements, partly because their borders were drawn up by colonial powers in the 19th Century.
Nigeria, Egypt and Ethiopia offer some of the best opportunities for retailers looking to invest in Africa, Rand Merchant Bank said.
Africell, a small African mobile telecommunications company run from Lebanon, is planning to expand across Africa’s fast-growing telecommunications markets
Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana have announced their interest in bidding to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation.
The White House has invited some 50 African heads of state to Washington, DC, this week, presenting a historic opportunity to deepen US ties to the continent.
Many companies from the developed world are setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business.