Opinion & Analysis

Nov 12, 2018
With an estimated volume of trade between countries in Africa currently valued at about $1 trillion every year, Executive Vice President, African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK), Amr Kamel, says there were…
Nov 07, 2018
One of the hallmarks of a thriving economy is found in the social blend where entertainment unfolds in varieties within its suburban settlements. From local events that employs the theatrics…
Nov 06, 2018
At first sight, three fundamental ruptures occurred in modern Rwandan history: colonisation, starting at the end of the 19th century; the revolution of 1959-1961 followed by independence in 1962; and…
Nov 03, 2018
South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding…
Nov 03, 2018
Student protests in Ghana resulted in the temporary closure of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The cause: police use of force in the arrest of students following…
Nov 03, 2018
There are still opportunities for South Africans to start businesses despite the recession, says  Siphethe Dumeko, chief financial officer at start-up lender Business Partners.   South Africa's economy shrank by…
Nov 01, 2018
The Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Alhaji Rashid Bawa, has clarified the controversy surrounding the closure of 400 Nigerian businesses in Ashanti, Ghana.   Bawa made the clarification while speaking…
Oct 31, 2018
To some observers, South Africa’s recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed like much ado about nothing. Several of the projects announced had been incorporated into companies’…
Oct 30, 2018
Merchant Bank have called on the federal government to stop depending on budgetary allocation to fund the nation’s infrastructure needs. They made this call yesterday in the bank’s weekly insight,…
Oct 29, 2018
Ghana has a serious flood problem. Over about 50 years, 4 million people have been affected by floods, resulting in economic damage exceeding USD$780 million. At least one major flood…
Oct 28, 2018
Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman. This means that Ahmed will continue as prime minister until the next party congress. It is with this…
Oct 26, 2018
In 2003, the Akwa Ibom State Government of Nigeria began a journey of many miles, a journey that will not only be arduous and expensive but a journey that is…
Oct 23, 2018
One of the fastest and most reliable ways of building financial wealth and planning for retirement in this challenging economy is investing your little earnings rather than saving in banks…
Oct 20, 2018
The Zambian cabinet recently approved a flat tax of K0.30 ($.025) per day for all WhatsApp internet calls and other voice over data services much to the displeasure of the…

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