- Narrowing Gender Gap Boosts GDP: IMF Study
September 24 2013 3:09 PM
A new report from the IMF outlines the untapped potential of a worldwide female labor force that still isn't going to work.
- East Africa Moves Closer To A Common Currency, But Is It Worth It?
September 23 2013 10:36 AM
Can Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda agree on a monetary framework for everyone?
- First Female Central-Bank Governor In Somalia Has One Big Job
September 20 2013 1:23 PM
Somalia needs a fiscal renaissance, something the outgoing bank governor couldn't deliver.
- EU Lifts Sanctions On Zimbabwe Diamond Company: Who Benefits?
September 20 2013 10:35 AM
Belgium has been a big proponent of removing sanctions on Zimbabwe's diamond industry.
- Why Nigerian Oil Theft Isn't All Bad: A Silver Lining For Domestic Companies
September 19 2013 5:20 AM
As foreign oil firms back away from Nigeria amid worsening crises, companies closer to home are swooping in.
- As Somalia Struggles, Somaliland Builds East Africa's Next Big Commerce Hub
September 18 2013 10:58 AM
Somalia is ramping up infrastructural development with a newly refurbished airport and an improved port town.
- New Angel Investor Network Kicks Off For African Entrepreneurs
September 17 2013 10:22 AM
Will this be Africa's breakout investment decade? The Africa Angel List is holding a networking event in Johannesburg this month.
- International Donors Pledge Big Money For War-Torn Somalia
September 17 2013 7:15 AM
Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud pledges to spend the money on security, economic recovery, legal reform and public finances.
- European Economies Still Most Dominant Globally: Study
September 16 2013 10:55 AM
It might come as a surprise, but European economies leave the United States trailing in their wake, new figures reveal.
- Africa’s Economy On Cusp Of Giga-GDP Growth
September 13 2013 12:03 PM
This may be Africa’s moment: Consider that mining may be one of the least of its many potentially lucrative assets and attributes.
- Ruined By Oil, Nigerian Fishing Region Asks Shell To Pay Up
September 11 2013 8:26 AM
Shell is in talks with Nigeria's Bodo community, five years after two massive oil spills destroyed livelihoods there.
- Aid Agencies Desperate For Funding As Sahel Food Crisis Drags On
September 11 2013 8:25 AM
About 11 million people are affected by a severe food crises in the African Sahel, with no end in sight.
- How Tax Reform Talks At G-20 Could Change Lives In Africa
September 05 2013 3:12 PM
Africa loses billions of dollars annually to tax evasion, but progress in St. Petersburg this week could begin to change that.
- Can Africa's Richest Man Save Nigeria's Faltering Oil Industry?
September 05 2013 10:29 AM
Aliko Dangote has signed a $3.3 billion financing deal to build Africa's biggest refinery in Nigeria.
- How Tiny Mauritius Became Africa's Most Competitive Economy
September 04 2013 1:57 PM
Mauritius may be small, but this year it became even more competitive than Africa's largest economy.
- South African Gold Miners Go On Strike, Reject 'Slave Wages'
September 04 2013 9:30 AM
Workers represented by the NUM are making slow progress in wage increase negotiations.
- Big Retailers Believe Consumerism About To Pop In Africa
August 31 2013 11:03 AM
Big retailers like Wal-Mart and Carrefour are looking to take advantage of Africa's increasing wealth.
- Southern Africa's Grand Development Plan: Who Controls The Purse Strings?
August 30 2013 8:54 AM
International partners would prefer not to channel their money through the SADC.
- A New Low For Nigeria As Thieves Bring Oil Industry To Its Knees
August 28 2013 7:22 AM
A shadowy network of Nigerian thieves is having an unprecedented impact on the country's economy, and worldwide oil production.
- South Africa's GDP Grows 3 Percent In Q2: Good, But Not Great
August 27 2013 7:16 AM
Economic expansion was expected this quarter, following dismal growth in the first quarter of this year.