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Economic & Social Development

Peter Hain explores the impact of renewable energy on Africa in his presentation at the recent conference in London, Europe & Africa: A Changing Relationship hosted by Omega Investment Research in...
Will China, the savvy superpower, become the new champion of Africa’s interests? John Battersby explores the shift in relations between Africa and its traditional allies.   China, firmly established as...
Africa now has a champion in BRIC and is shifting position in the new world order, say John Battersby and Yingni Lu   There are periods in the dynamics of global power when the shift in trends is of...
It is clear that in changing the brand of Africa, or the brand of individual African countries, we have to face the current reality with honesty, says Miller Matola, CEO of the International...
Excerpts from the speech by South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to the Emerging Markets Summit 2010: The New Reality   The world is changing—this is now well known. What is less well...
In 1999, Malizole Banks Gwaxula and Jacob Lief founded Ubuntu Education Fund with the goal of transforming the lives of the children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.   One was a South African teacher...
Property makes up 5.3% of Kenya's GDP and has shown positive growth since 2001. Rachel Keeler takes a look why the sector continues to remain attractive to investors despite regulatory challenges...
The most important legacy of the Copenhagen climate change summit has been the creation of BASIC and a fundamental shift in the power of emerging nations and Africa, says John Battersby. The...
London Plays Host to Africa's Most Ambitious Journalist Training Programme.Omari Issa, CEO of the Investment Climate for Africa (ICF) on the groundbreaking training programme for African journalists organised...
Kenya Airways have increased their flight frequency to Burundi and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) is also planning to open up a representation in Burundi at the end of 2009. Rachel Keeler investigates what could...
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) set up a subsidiary in Tanzania a good decade ago, but only managed to turn a profit in 2008. Rachel Keeler explores how other Kenyan banks are now gradually entering the...
How one gap year student's stay in Ghana helped to spread the message of health and safety – and changed her life. When 21-year old Madeleine Wright undertook a one-day health and safety training...
The world economic crisis is giving Africa a unique opportunity to shape its place in the global economy, said ANC Treasurer-General Dr Mathews Phosa during a recent visit to London. It was the best...
A Pan-African Investment Climate Summit offers an opportunity to take the lead in investing in Zimbabwe Africa investor, a leading international investment research and communication group, is to...
Ignore the negative press and forget the Afro-pessimists. A beautiful new book celebrates all that is positive about the continent of Africa. Crammed with beautiful images and insightful prose,...
Andrea Bohnstedt, publisher of Ratio Magazine, reports on developments in the fiercely competitive African telecoms sector.Kenya has been one of the most exciting telecoms markets in Africa and...
A new report examines whether the oil discovered in Ghana can propel the country to prosperity or leave it doomed to experience the pitfalls of other African oil nations. Ghana, one of Africa's most...
In considering Kenya's - and Africa's - ambitions to become the next outsourcing destination, Selorm Adadevoh wonders whether Africa should really strive to copy India. On 4 and 5 November 2008, at...
South Africa’s Director-General of the Treasury shares his views on how South Africa has planned for and is weathering the economic downturn. "The South African economy is holding up well during the...
World Bank African Development Indicators 2005   The World Bank 2005 Development Indicators is now available and provides detailed data on Africa, with more than 500 macroeconomic, sectoral and social...
The launch which was chaired by Barbara James, Managing Director of the Africa Venture Capital Association, included  John Page, Chief Economist of the Africa Region and World Bank Advisor Prof...
  In presenting his last annual report to the United Nations, Ghanaian Kofi Annan reflects on the struggles of the organisation during his period of leadership and voices his hopes for Africa Madam...
South African Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula spoke of the challenges facing his country’s security forces during a recent visit to London and outlined his plans to increase safety...
The acquisition recently by China’s largest bank of a 20% of Standard Bank is one of those watershed events which will become a landmark in the growing relationship between China and the development of the...
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