How Tiny Mauritius Became Africa's Most Competitive Economy
September 04 2013 1:57 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
Big retailers like Wal-Mart and Carrefour are looking to take advantage of Africa's increasing wealth.
Norway Fueled By Oil Fund Of Almost $750 Billion
August 30 2013 8:48 PM EDT
Norway’s oil-based sovereign wealth fund is worth nearly $750 billion, so how does it compare with similar funds in other countries?
Southern Africa's Grand Development Plan: Who Controls The Purse Strings?
August 30 2013 8:54 AM EDT
International partners would prefer not to channel their money through the SADC.
South African Mining Sector Is Highly Uncompetitive
August 28 2013 3:51 PM EDT
Heightened union unrest and tricky negotiations this summer plus the August 2012 Marikana mining massacre have scared away investors.
A New Low For Nigeria As Thieves Bring Oil Industry To Its Knees
August 28 2013 7:22 AM EDT
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 EDT
Economic expansion was expected this quarter, following dismal growth in the first quarter of this year.
Mugabe Wants 'Tit For Tat' Against The West In Zimbabwe
August 26 2013 8:27 AM EDT
The president is once again calling for foreign companies to be majority-owned by black Zimbabweans.
Egyptian Youth Face A World Of Dashed Opportunities
August 23 2013 10:18 PM EDT
Egypt’s turmoil is forcing its young people to put jobs, careers and education on hold, and nobody knows how long the interruption will last.
Snubbed By The West, Kenyan President Goes East
August 20 2013 8:46 AM EDT
China extends a welcome to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, a man in need of allies.
Do Western Sanctions Really Hurt Zimbabwe's Economy?
August 19 2013 10:11 AM EDT
The SADC has called for Western sanctions to be lifted in order to ease Zimbabwe's suffering.
Japan Is Hot For Nigeria's LNG Cargoes
August 16 2013 1:07 PM EDT
With two of Japan's nuclear reactors down for servicing, the nation is looking for LNG that is readily available.
China’s In Trouble As Chad Cries Over Spilt Oil
August 15 2013 10:47 AM EDT
The China National Petroleum Corporation has been suspended from operations at one field in Chad.
Oil And Turmoil: For Libya, Revolution Was Only The Beginning
August 14 2013 8:19 AM EDT
Shutdowns at two major oil pipeline terminals in Libya keep growth and stability at bay.
In War-Torn Somalia, British Oil Company Unafraid To Step In
August 13 2013 12:20 PM EDT
U.K. oil company Soma has made a deal with the nascent Somali government, but some say it's too soon.
US To Strike New Trade Deal With A Changing Africa
August 12 2013 9:00 AM EDT
As African economies grow at breakneck speeds, the U.S. is reexamining old import/export laws.
Looking For A Ray Of Light In South Africa’s Economic Gloom
August 09 2013 6:08 AM EDT
Two reports showed weaker-than-expected results in South Africa’s mining activity and factory output in June.
What A Drag! On A Fast-Growing Continent, South Africa Lags Behind
August 08 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Sluggish economic growth sets South Africa apart from its higher GDP growth neighbors.
Kenya: Flames Engulf East Africa's Busiest Airport
August 07 2013 8:31 AM EDT
The blaze devoured central facilities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, but caused no fatalities.