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Monthly archives for October, 2015

Africa expansion drives SAB Miller, A...

Africa expansion drives SAB Miller, AB InBev mega-merger

Access to African markets is a key driver in the planned mega-merger of brewing giants SAB Miller and AB InBev, according to industry insiders. Source: African Business

Egypt’s fig leaf elections keep busin...

Egypt’s fig leaf elections keep business elite on side

The first round of Egypt’s much delayed parliamentary elections have ended. Local interest has been circumscribed, but the elections and indeed the parliament itself are still set to form a useful fig leaf for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime while keeping the business community on side. Source: African Business

Mixed blessings for investors in end ...

Mixed blessings for investors in end of strongman politics

It is no secret that Africa is ripe with opportunity. However, the continent’s political environment is changing dramatically. Source: Perspective

Africa’s tech movement gets political

Africa’s tech movement gets political

As Africa’s technology ecosystem continues to emerge, so too are discussions of its impact on the continent’s politics. Source: African Business

Rwanda leads on child, maternal morta...

Rwanda leads on child, maternal mortality gains

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draw to a close and the debate turns to implementing the new Sustainable Development Goal framework, African countries have shown strong improvements in targets related to health. Source: African Business

Africa’s knowledge economy dreams sti...

Africa’s knowledge economy dreams still distant

“I wanted to be here because Africa is on the move,” US president Barack Obama told an energetic crowd at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi in July. Source: African Business

Ethiopia: Agriculture investment curb...

Ethiopia: Agriculture investment curbs inequality rises

By shrewdly targeting policies and investments to poorer regions, in sharp contrast to other emerging markets, Ethiopia is managing to maintain rapid growth while successfully staving off inequality according to a new report from the Overseas Development Institute. Source: African Business

Free trade zone tops regional agenda

Free trade zone tops regional agenda

While regional integration has long been a goal expounded on by Africa’s leaders, concrete action has often been less forthcoming. Source: African Business

Africa’s farmers at a climate crossro...

Africa’s farmers at a climate crossroads

Africa is at a crossroads. How the continent chooses – and is supported – in efforts to address the impacts of climate change will decide if its millions of smallholder farmers are able to progress. Source: Perspective

South Africa: Gold miners class actio...

South Africa: Gold miners class action heads to high court

Three South African legal firms are gearing up to battle 32 gold mining firms in Johannesburg’s High Court on behalf of 27,000 workers who have developed silicosis, a debilitating lung disease associated with mine work. Source: African Business