A Tale Of Two Nigerias
July 31 2014 2:59 PM
Now the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria's lasting progress is only discouraged by Boko Haram's pervasive violence.
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.