- Seven Sub-Saharan Countries To Watch: Innovation Experts
July 21 2014 12:22 PM
One of the fastest-growing economic regions in the world could also become an innovation hub.
- Metalworkers In South Africa’s Biggest Union Now On Strike
July 01 2014 12:06 PM
Just a week after a record-breaking strike ended, another bigger one has started.
- How An Island Paradise Became A Haven For Dirty Money
June 09 2014 9:14 AM
Seychelles, an island nation with a population smaller than Davenport, Iowa, has become a haven for international corruption and money laundering.
- Western Advisers Help Egypt Remodel Its Economy After Sisi Takes Over
June 07 2014 10:25 AM
Egypt’s economy is predicted to grow at the rate of 3.2 percent for the next fiscal year, while unemployment rates soar.
- Despite Optimism, South Africa Mining Strike Will Have Long-Term Effects
June 04 2014 2:57 PM
Though rumors of a resolution have been flying, it could take months to recover from a five-month mining strike in South Africa.
- South Africa's Mining Production Is At Its Lowest Since 1967
May 27 2014 10:42 AM
The South African economy had its biggest slump since 2009 this quarter after weeks of mining strikes paralyze production.
- Amid Violence, Nigeria Still Very Much Open For Business
May 21 2014 3:30 PM
Despite Boko Haram, foreign direct investment is still driving economic growth in Nigeria -- now the continent’s biggest economy.
- African Farm Workers Take Dim View Of Future Prospects
May 16 2014 3:23 PM
A recent Gallup poll shows that agricultural workers in sub-Saharan Africa don't share the optimism of their non-farm or unemployed counterparts.
- In Africa, China Expands Beyond Oil
May 15 2014 10:33 AM
Often ahead of its Western counterparts in investment, China is moving from natural resources into manufacturing and services.
- China Vows Continental African Railway No Longer A Pipe Dream
May 08 2014 4:36 PM
China steps in to fill infrastructure needs in Africa, with "no political strings attached."
- Nigeria's Economic Forum Overshadowed By Kidnapping
May 08 2014 8:51 AM
Nigeria's kidnapping crisis casts a pall over an economic forum being hosted by the violence-plagued nation.
- On Africa Tour, Chinese Premier Promises Huge Boost In Investment
May 07 2014 1:16 PM
As China-Africa trade continues to grow, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged economic support while on a four-country Africa tour.
- Nigeria Is Africa's Biggest Economy, But The Little Guy Isn't Benefitting
April 30 2014 2:54 PM
South Africa has lost the title of biggest African economy, but the nation that replaced it has a lot to do to spread its wealth more evenly.
- The Dangerous Economics Of Kilimanjaro
April 30 2014 5:51 AM
It's three local workers to every climber, providing guidance and physical labor.
- China Economic Slowdown Impacts Reach Africa
April 26 2014 5:26 PM
“Too much of Africa’s recent prosperity depends on China’s own continued prosperity and rapid growth,” says one expert.
- Libya To Export First Oil Since Rebel Deal
April 15 2014 11:06 AM
Libya is a major supplier of oil for Mediterranean refineries, and sustained oil exports from the country should lower Brent crude prices.
- Russia, China Eye Natural Gas Deal By May
April 14 2014 9:19 AM
Earlier, Russia's Deputy Premier Arkady Dvorkovich went to China as part of a delegation to discuss cooperation in the energy sector.
- China's Oil Thirst Entails Sudan Diplomacy
April 09 2014 11:04 AM
Beijing's policy of nonintervention in oil-producing countries is becoming a bit more flexible.
- Amid Rhino Poaching Epidemic, Officials Weigh Best Policies To End It
April 09 2014 9:08 AM
Rhinoceros poaching in Africa is on the rise, and experts debate whether legalizing trade in their horns could help save the animals.
- Ethiopia And Egypt Clash Over Massive Dam
April 08 2014 11:26 AM
International groups have asked Ethiopian officials to examine the plant's environmental impact, but to-date a report has not been produced.