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Monthly archives for June, 2015

Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

Tamale, the capital of Ghana’s northern savannah, is getting ready for the shea season. Source: African Business

Africa’s schools targeted in China te...

Africa’s schools targeted in China tech export move

In May, a dozen African nations sent ministers with their entourages to Qingdao, China, for a meeting sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education. Official delegations from a further 20 sub-Saharan states also turned up. Source: African Business

Despite crackdowns, First Rand Bank i...

Despite crackdowns, First Rand Bank investment arm bullish on Egypt

Following several years of political turmoil Egypt has rounded a corner – or at least this is the assessment of the country’s prospects by the investment arm of South Africa’s largest bank. Source: African Business

A new president – but no individual c...

A new president – but no individual can stop corruption in Nigeria

Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari’s successful political campaign focused on anti-corruption. This offers Nigeria the chance for a fresh start to improve its reputation. Source: African Business

Civil society faces uphill climb in E...

Civil society faces uphill climb in East Africa’s budding oil economies

In recent years, East Africa has captured the spotlight of the African oil scene. Since Uganda struck oil in 2006, and Kenya followed up with its own discoveries six years later, observers have hyped up a race between the regional neighbours over which could produce oil first. Source: African Business

As investment decisions pend, Mozambi...

As investment decisions pend, Mozambique’s gas boom town rides out the lull

The bar and restaurant at the Nautilus, a luxury hotel on Wimbe beach in the northern Mozambican town of Pemba, is busy with foreign guests and visitors every night of the week. Source: African Business

How technology can transform Africa

How technology can transform Africa

In Africa, as in the rest of the world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are set to transform society. Source: African Business