The next phase of China’s engagement on the continent will depend on African governments creating conducive conditions for business to overcome falling mineral prices.
For the business community, the vacuum left by opposition candidates’ lack of defined policies could be cause for concern amid President’s demand for a vote recount.
“Rather than industrialising, many believe that the manufacturing sector in Africa has contracted. Yet a careful scrutiny of the recent facts indicates this is not so.”
“Africa’s growth, contrary to the headline figures, has not been sufficiently inclusive.”
North African countries are ruining national finances by spending tens of billions every year subsidizing the cost of energy, but the threat of political instability across the region means that curing the problem may be worse than enduring the disease.
While the news that wholesale enforcement of laws requiring 51 percent indigenous ownership of foreign assets will not be happening immediately might allow businesses operating in Zimbabwe to breath a sigh of relief, there is no indication that the shift will be a permanent one as ruling party factions fight for the country’s political future.
Across Kenya, drilling activity and investment in oil and gas discoveries is on the rise, and the regulatory landscape is also taking shape - but is it up to the task?
Under the shadow of the breakdown of another round of trade talks with western African trade bloc ECOWAS, the fourth annual EU-Africa summit wrapped up in Brussels last week.
As Nigeria’s economy is rocked by the fallout of accusations that the national oil company has stolen billions from federal accounts, the likelihood that the government will dig into oil accounts, as promised, looks dim.
Libya's banks are sitting on tens of billions in assets, but a broken financial system and political chaos mean the coffers are staying firmly locked.
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline's vice president for East Africa, Allan Pamba, talks to This Is Africa about the company's outlook on the continent's shifting healthcare needs.
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