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.

Africa’s head start on implementing Global Goals - teaser
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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

Angola struggles to cut oil ties

After contracting in 2016, the Angolan economy is expected to make a slight recovery in line with the improvement in oil prices. However, the government has been slow to deliver the diversification that could improve the country’s fortunes further. James King reports.

Angola's banks look to rise to the challenges

Diminishing oil receipts, a threat of consolidation, a looming Basel II compliance deadline, a loss of US dollar correspondent banking relationships, a shortage of foreign capital... The challenges facing Angola's banks are many, which makes the strong performances of some in the sector all the more impressive, writes James King.

Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

Tripartite Free Trade Area plods along slowly in Africa

Africa’s Tripartite Free Trade Area would reduce regional tariffs and create a pan-African single market, to aid development and cash in on a growing middle class in the continent. But with member countries often belonging to multiple economic areas, progress is both complex and slow, as Kit Gillet reports.

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Articles from fDi Intelligence

UAE to impose value-added tax in 2018

Introduction of VAT has put a question mark over the UAE’s status as a tax-free haven. Natasha Turak reports.

Egypt passes long-debated investment law

Egypt has passed a new investment law following two years of negotiations, in the hope of cutting red tape. Natasha Turak reports.

Economy major focus as Rouhani wins second term in Iran

While Hassan Rouhani was returned as Iranian president with a clear margin, he faces a tough job, as high unemployment persists and foreign relations remain volatile. Natasha Turak reports.

Foreign minister looks to put Somaliland on FDI map

Saad Ali Shire, the foreign minister of 'de facto state' Somaliland, tells Timothy Conley about the difficulties of attracting investment to a country not recognised by the UN. However, deals with the likes of the UAE and Ethiopia, and FDI from Coca-Cola and DP World, show what can be achieved. 

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