“Somaliland seeks closer ties with Somalia”, says foreign minister

Somaliland wants to reopen talks with the newly elected government of Somalia on security, economic cooperation and development, according to the autonomous region’s foreign minister. Speaking at a conference in London to mark the 26th...

EFG Hermes eyes acquisition in Nigeria, Kenya brokerage license

Egypt‘s EFG Hermes wants to enter Nigeria through an acquisition and expects to...

Top 250 African Companies 2017: Recovery proves elusive for Africa’s major stocks

Low commodity prices and devaluations have contributed to a 4% fall in the overall value of Africa’s Top 250 companies in our annual survey, but the changes have been far from uniform across the...


INVITATION FOR BIDS   Procurement Number: 09/ACDC/17   TENDER RENOVATION, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OFFICE AFRICA CDC. PROCUREMENT NUMBER: 09ACDC/17   The African Union Commission has reserved fund to cover cost of Renovation, Furnishing and equipping Office of Africa CDC.   The African Union...

Prospects for African countries are very promising, says BCG CEO Rich Lesser

The president and chief executive officer of the Boston Consulting Group shares his views on the outlook for investment in Africa. African Business (AB): The current slump in growth across Africa has raised some concerns...

Examining the State of Hotel Development in Africa

A total of 365 hotel chain development pipelines were reported in Africa in 2016,...

Can Dlamini-Zuma win South Africa’s leadership race?

Surrounded by cloud-capped peaks and verdant fields, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s tiny hometown offered a comfortingly familiar location in which to kickstart her campaign for the South African presidency. In mid-May, senior ANC figures rubbed shoulders with...

Fresh opportunities for Africa in a multipolar world

There have been major shifts towards globalisation over the past two decades, largely fuelled by the advancement of information technology, which has increased the speed and reach of information and opened up new opportunities...

“The African century may finally be at hand”, says ABB Group CEO

With the emergence of new technologies enabling the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions, Africa has a historic opportunity to tackle challenges such as access to electricity and the mismatch between regional supply and demand,...

Agility: Catalysing growth by building infrastructure

The enormity of Africa’s infrastructure challenge is well established. Few factors put such a break on growth and development on the continent as the lack of access to core infrastructure like transport and power. According...

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