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Citigroup targets rapid Africa, Middle East growth in 2018

Citigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Africa and the Middle East in at least a decade, a...

IMF approves $44.5 million credit for Madagascar

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has approved a further $44.5 million credit for Madagascar, as part of a drive to support the...

Rwanda opens first methane electricity plant

Rwanda has formally opened a unique methane power, which it is hoped will one day provide 60% of the country's electricity, according to its...

Brazilian economy: Slowdown seen as major cause of impeachment

The impeachment process against Brazil's first female president - Dilma Rousseff, is moving ahead. The country's senate voted late Wednesday to suspend Rousseff's presidency. Analysts...

Ghana benefiting from a joint aviation venture with China

To our special series on Rediscovering Africa.  The aviation market has been booming on the continent. Ghana's Africa World Airlines is a joint venture...

Zimbabwe Outlook optimistic despite slowing growth to 1.5%

  In boardrooms all over the country executives are gathering to take stock of the year that has been. It's been a difficult one for...

Mixed fortunes for Egyptian economy in 2015

Two major events gave a much needed boost to Egypt's economy in 2015; first, was the Sharm el Sheikh economic summit, in March. Attended by...

Government has lost 80 billion US dollars since 2011 as widespread...

For years the spread of Corruption in state institutions has been a complaint among many Egyptians. In 2014 the country ranked 94th in the world's...

Use of straw helps curb deforestation & carbon emissions in Senegal

An alternative to timber cutting now exists in Senegal. It is the use of green charcoal. The method involves unused agricultural residues or renewable...

Africa World Airlines serving half of Ghana’s aviation

Africa World Airlines (AWA)invested in by a Chinese company has already captured half of the aviation market in Ghana and has become one of...
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