South Africa's President Zuma sacks Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in major cabinet reshuffle

South Africa‘s President Jacob Zuma has come under mounting pressure over his decision...

Ethiopian withdrawal poses questions for future of Somalia

Ethiopian troops previously assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) were suddenly withdrawn to Ethiopia a few days after the Ethiopian government declared a six-month emergency in early October.   As al-Shabaab retook...

Nigeria's Cars45 closes $5M round to digitize Africa's used autos markets

Africa’s startup boom is moving into the used-vehicle space. Nigeria based raised...

AfDB unveils $12bn power plan for Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled its new electrification programme, under which it will invest $12bn over the next five years. This funds will support its New Deal on Energy for Africa, which aims...

Mixed fortunes for African aviation

Despite the travails of the global aviation industry, there is a lot to be optimistic about in the African airline sector. Passenger numbers continue to rise year on year; 2016 was the safest year for...

South Africa: Dube TradePort strengthens regional supply chain

Dube TradePort is taking advantage of its prime location beside Durban on the South African coastline in a bid to become Africa’s first aerotropolis, connecting business, people and goods to global markets. Upon completion, this...

Hadiza Bala Usman: Bringing transparency and accountability to the running of Nigeria’s ports

Hadiza Bala Usman is the first woman to become Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority in its 62-year history. Following her career as an activist and politician, she is now determined to bring transparency...

The Truth About Loans For Bad Credit Consolidation

Loans: It's a scene that's repeated day after day: A person goes to their mailbox hoping to get something good. Instead, they get nothing but bills and junk mail. Does this sound at all like...

IMF tells Mugabe: Lay off ‘inessential’ workers

Zimbabwe should consider laying off ‘inessential’ civil service jobs in a bid to reduce government spending, according to a review by the International Monetary Fund. The Washington-based lender said that action to reduce the country’s wage...

Trump’s Paris pullout sparks African concern

President Donald Trump has confirmed that he will pull the US out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, striking a potentially critical blow to Africa’s battle against climate change. In a major speech on Thursday,...

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