Economy

Jun 29, 2018
Total revenue from the solid mineral sector in Nigeria in the past nine years stands at about N262 billion, maintaining a slow rise from N8.1 billion in 2007 to N65.7…
Jun 25, 2018
Cameroon’s governance and security problems have historically attracted little outside attention. But this seems likely to change, for two reasons. The first is the growing political crisis in the Central…
Jun 25, 2018
Sometimes a throwaway sentence is more illuminating than it ought to be. A line in an article in Roads & Kingdoms in January about the Chinese in Lagos did just…
Jun 20, 2018
Rwanda’s economy expanded by 10.6% in the first quarter of 2018, where GDP at current market prices was estimated at Frw 1,985 billion, up from Frw 1,816 billion in the…
Jun 18, 2018
The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions it reached on issues like…
Jun 17, 2018
With next year’s presidential elections on the horizon, Senegal is gripped by political and economic unrest. The recent killing of a student by a police officer during university protests over…
Jun 15, 2018
Nigeria is experiencing a remarkable paradox. The country has abundant energy resources – and yet many of its residents can’t access sufficient energy. About 40% of Nigeria’s population don’t have…
Jun 15, 2018
Trash heaps line the potholed streets of Edenville in central South Africa, where residents complain that municipal services have ground to a near halt, crime is rampant and jobs are…
Jun 13, 2018
Luanda - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected few months ago promising an "economic miracle".   But the path to transforming the oil-dependent country's economy will be long and difficult…
Jun 13, 2018
Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province is being held to ransom by an Islamist guerrilla movement. After months of skirmishes between police and members of the Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah, the region…
Jun 09, 2018
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is putting money his government doesn’t have on the line to increase its 350,000 workers’ salaries as the country gears up for next month’s elections. Mnangagwa…
Jun 07, 2018
Government officials, arms merchants and corporations have spirited away millions of dollars from destitute West African nations through offshore tax havens, an investigation by journalists from the region and the…
Jun 06, 2018
An offshore company is among the first to reap hundreds of millions of shillings from the Kenyan oil that was discovered six years ago.   Primefuels Holdings Ltd, based in…
Jun 06, 2018
Energy Ministers and other stakeholders in the West African region yesterday in Abuja called for necessary actions that would address inherent challenges in gas supply across the Economic Community of…
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