Home / Policy

RSS

Policy

Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly
From Policy

Nigerian Banks in Distress? Not Exactly

Despite some questionable monetary policy decisions, new central bank regulations are helping to shore up the banking system as the country weathers a recession.

Algeria’s new austerity measures
From Policy

Algeria’s new austerity measures

Algeria's 2017 budget includes new cuts as part of the government efforts to adjust the oil price shock. Ordinary Algerians will feel the bite of austerity.

In Egypt, IMF money flows as austerity bites
From Policy

In Egypt, IMF money to flow as austerity bites

Egypt has closed a crucial loan deal with the IMF, but critics worry the money will be frittered away on loan repayments while the population suffers through austerity.

Zimbabwe and South Africa tussle over trade
From Policy

Zimbabwe and South Africa tussle over trade

A move by Zimbabwe’s government to restrict imports has riled neighbouring South Africa, as well as groups within its own borders

Tanzania, Nigeria and the EU: Free trade discord
From Policy

Tanzania, Nigeria and the EU: Free trade discord

Tanzania and Nigeria reject EU free trade deals as they attempt to prove that industrialisation policy does not have to be a dirty word.

Côte d’Ivoire- Tech hub on the rise teaser
From Policy

Côte d’Ivoire: Tech hub on the rise

Côte d’Ivoire is trying to position itself as a tech and business destination in west Africa that can compete with Senegal’s Dakar and Lagos in Nigeria. Can digital development lead the way?

In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges teaser
From Policy

In Malawi, trafficking targeting albinos surges

The explosion of trafficking in the body parts of Albino people in Malawi is based on local beliefs that they possess magical powers that bring good luck, wealth or boost business.

African Union ePassport opens door to closer integration - Getty
From Policy

African Union passport opens door to closer integration

While some in the West toy with isolationism, the African Union has launched an electronic passport to allow free movement among all 54 markets in the region.

Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge teaser
From Policy

Algeria looks to reshape growth model amid oil price plunge

Algeria's new growth model aims to reshape the country's oil-dependent economy and cut subsidies. But measures may be too little, too late.

 Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure - Getty
From Policy

Treasuries in Africa’s mining hubs under pressure

With billions in debt maturing between 2021 and 2025, African mineral producers have only a few years to right the ship. Clamping down on trade mispricing will help.

Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

More videos from This is Africa 

Join our community

Content partners

   

We use cookies to improve site performance and enhance your user experience. If you’d like to disable cookies on this device, please see our cookie management page. If you close this message or continue to use the site, you consent to our use of cookies on this device in accordance with our cookie policy, unless you disable them.