- What's Holding Back South Africa's Economy?
December 09 2013 1:09 PM
In 2014, the South African economy is projected to be one of the slowest in sub-Saharan Africa -- an otherwise fast-growing region.
- How Mandela Helped South Africa’s Economy
December 06 2013 3:16 PM
Mandela helped a nation heal apartheid wounds. He also jump-started the country’s post-sanctions economy.
- Lagos Slum's Legal Victory Inspires Hope
November 27 2013 12:24 PM
A legal victory by the people of the Oto-Ilogbo district offers a potential path forward for those living in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria.
- South Africa’s Economy Slows In Q3
November 26 2013 5:23 AM
Africa’s largest economy slowed more than analysts expected, amid labor strikes and a crippling power crisis.
- Africa Rises, But Employment And Broad-Based Growth Lag: Report
November 21 2013 1:59 PM
Fast economic growth in developing countries isn't doing enough to ameliorate poverty.
- The Latest In Investing Chic - 'Frontier Markets'
November 21 2013 10:23 AM
These economies are characterized by immature markets, though some investors see significant rewards along with the risks.
- World Bank President Bullish On Africa: WSJ CEO Council
November 19 2013 2:55 PM
Burkina Faso, for example, is primed to grow if it can access long-term capital, the World Bank leader said.
- How Corruption Became A Ticking Time Bomb For Malawi
November 19 2013 11:55 AM
President Joyce Banda faces the music as a number of donors suspend development assistance.
- Egypt's Economic Woes May Soon Be Over: Report
November 05 2013 10:57 AM
Egypt's output index has risen above the 50 mark, the demarcation point between expansion and contraction.
- Where Does Somali-Pirate Ransom Money Go?
November 04 2013 3:58 PM
The roughly $400 million in ransom taken in from 2005 to 2012 helped fuel the local economy -- and more terrorism.
- The Ones Left Behind: Urban Poor Pushed Out As African Cities Thrive
November 01 2013 5:49 PM
Fast economic growth across the African continent can worsen living conditions for slum dwellers.
- IMF: Africa More Vulnerable To Global Financial Shocks
October 31 2013 9:53 AM
African governments raised a record $8 billion in bonds this year, contributing to the continent's exposure to global financial breakdowns.
- Ethiopia Hopes To Be Africa's 'New Asia' Of Industry
October 18 2013 3:47 PM
Manufacturing barely makes a dent in Ethiopia's GDP, and the roadblocks to industrialization are many.
- Will Governments Start To Come After Your Savings?
October 16 2013 1:30 PM
Five years after the global financial crisis, the IMF is suggesting states place a 10% tax on all households.
- BRICS May Decide On $100B Reserve Fund By Early Next Year
October 12 2013 11:01 PM
BRICS nations made little progress toward setting up a $100 billion currency-reserve pool, as disagreements cropped up over its details.
- Wiring Money Home A Lifeline For The Developing World
October 04 2013 11:52 AM
In the next three years, remittances to developing countries will rise by $140 billion as global migration soars.
- Slavery And Economics - The 150-Year-Old Debate
September 30 2013 11:32 AM
For years, economists believed that slavery was incredibly profitable for planters, but now people are starting to think differently.
- Syngenta To Invest $500 Million In African Agriculture
September 30 2013 10:53 AM
The company hopes to build up a market among Africa's subsistence farming communities.
- Chad Isn't An Oil Giant, But It Hopes To Triple Crude Output By 2015
September 27 2013 2:17 PM
The vast desert country hopes to see output of 300,000 barrels per day by 2015.
- Angola To Invest In Electricity, So As Not To End Up Like Nigeria
September 26 2013 9:45 AM
Angola wants domestic companies to help drive its $23 billion investment in electricity over the next few years.