Africa can lead global energy utility revolution - Getty
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Africa can lead global energy utility revolution

Globally, traditional power utilities are dying. The blueprint for our energy future could first arrive in Africa.

AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt - Getty
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AfDB president warns against Africa’s rising debt

 During the commodities supercycle, African sovereigns tapped international debt markets for the first. Now, they are harder to repay.

Anti-poaching tech takes on Africa’s poaching crisis - Getty
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Technology takes on Africa’s poaching crisis

In 2015 alone 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa. Conservationists and rangers across Africa are looking to innovative technologies to combat the crisis.

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Pricey maize imports strain southern Africa

As droughts sweep across southern Africa threatening the food security of millions, value chains for other industries are also under threat.

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Africa’s head start on implementing global goals

 Through Agenda 2063, African states have already defined continent-wide priorities for development. This should make implementing the Sustainable Development Goals easier.

Neven Mimica
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SDGs, migration top agenda for Brussels development summit

Brussels will host Europe's biggest forum on global development. The migration crisis and implementing the SDGs will be top of the agenda.

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

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Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

Articles from The Banker

Articles from The Banker

Top 100 African Banks: smaller lenders make biggest gains

Only one-quarter of the top 20 African banks showed an increase in Tier 1 capital in the The Banker's rankings, as the continent suffered a combination of currency volatility, low commodity prices and political instability. James King reports.

Dr Okechukwu Enelamah: How the MITI Plan can revitalise Nigeria

Nigeria’s strategy for regenerating its flagging economy centres on partnering with the private sector to drive sectors such as manufacturing, textiles and agriculture. 

Better integration will move mobile money up the value chain

Mobile money accounts are growing in numbers but a large proportion of them remain dormant. More must be done to integrate the e-wallet model with conventional payment systems.

Nigeria's big banks defy country's economic difficulties

As falling oil prices and rebel activity continue to weaken Nigeria’s economy, the strength of its systemically important larger banks is playing a vital role in keeping the country from a deeper recession, reports James King.

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Ethiopia experiences FDI woes

Foreign investors steered clear of Ethiopia last year, marking a reversal of fortune from previous years, reports Mathew Anderson.

Middle East business services continues downward trend

The Middle East’s business services sector is showing no signs of improvement, as figures from 2011 onwards illustrate. Cara Lyttle reports.

Kenya announces $5bn nuclear plant

Kenya has unveiled plans to build a $5bn nuclear plant to boost its current poor and expensive power supply and attract investment. 

Dubai remains Middle East’s top real estate market

Dubai has topped 2016’s real estate transactions list, and with plenty of infrastructure projects in the pipeline, growth is expected to outstrip the United Arab Emirates average.

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