Africa: India Faces Challenges in Connecting With Continent

In spite of the head-start offered by centuries of close links with Africa, India did not have a coherent strategy on Africa until the...

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Comparing year-end values, South Africa's stock exchange showed little movement overall in 2011, but held firm and in doing so was one of the...

Niger’s President Issoufou Meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi

BEIJING, China, January 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On January 4, 2012, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou met with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang...

Kenya: Cost of Doing Business a Big Worry for Firms

Three days into 2012 and the main concern of corporate companies remains fundamentally the same: the cost of doing business. Though many executives reckon that...

Africa – Can Diaspora Bonds Help Meet Development Goals?

Diaspora remittances are a key foreign exchange earner for Africa with US$40-billion flowing from the west annually. That figure is growing at 15% per year,...

Ethiopia Invests in Farmers to Achieve Middle-Income Ambitions

Dire Dawa — Fields of red sorghum in terraced fields that stretch into the distance are a common sight in the scenic mountains of...

South Africa: Nationalising of Local Mines – for the Public Good?

Cape Town — Nationalising South Africa's mines will not solve the country's economic problems and its massive unemployment rate of 26%. That is what the...

Zimbabwe: ‘Mulling Ban On Raw Platinum Exports’

Zimbabwe plans to ban the export of raw minerals, including platinum, in the next five years to encourage local processing to maximise the resources'...

Kenya: Inflation Rate Eases From One Year Rally On Lower Food Prices

A slight drop in the prices of basic foodstuff and kerosene has slowed down the rate of inflation for the first time in 15...

Uganda: Proposed laws to boost investing by pensioners

The liberalisation of Uganda’s pension sector, expected in 2012, is set to boost activity at the Uganda Securities Exchange, according to capital market officials. Capital...

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