How do we ensure and prioritise energy security?

As Africa rises out of poverty, affordable and accessible energy becomes necessary to sustain this development. Equally, Africa needs the developed world to invest...

GE Receives Order for 43 Locomotives from Transnet in South Africa

Three GE locomotives do the work of four older locomotives, saving 600,000 liters of fuel a year and lowering emissions. New order contributes to job...

Africa: Opec Oil Production Hits Three – Year High

Crude oil output of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose in December to the highest since October 2008, mainly due to a...

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...

SA: JSE Outperforms Most Markets in 2011

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...

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