As the rest of Africa is still warming up to economic uncertainty in the aftermath of Donald Trump being sworn in as America’s president, the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey has shown that inflation is easing up in South Africa.
34 year old Mondhlane is tirelessly working hard to end youth unemployment in South Africa through his Information Technology (IT) Company that he started in a garage.
While the commodity crisis has overwhelmed many countries in the region, Togo still has an enviable growth rate. The financing agreements concluded at the end of January 2017 with the Bretton Woods institutions, namely for a $ 350 million US financing by the World Bank, will support the various measures taken by Togo which is looking forward to become an
As a major challenge for the continent, energy autonomy will be at the center of the upcoming African Energy Exhibition. The first Exhibition will be held on March 1-3, in Hammamet, Tunisia. It will be a good opportunity for all stakeholders to consider new financing mechanisms, on a short-term basis and for South-South cooperation.
Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into a civil war in 2013 when Seleka rebels took power, toppling President Francois Bozize and wreaked devastation on the country’s fragile economy. However, in November 2016, CAR was at the heart of a donor conference in Brussels which led to the establishment of a five year recovery plan estimated budget of 3.1 billion
In a context of social unrest, the new cabinet of Amadou Gon Coulibaly, the Ivorian Prime Minister, is expected on many projects by the whole population. But it is first and foremost the Ivorian youth, jobless or not, that looks at what should be the Ivorian government’s priority areas. Public interview
Abidjan has just hosted, on February 14 – 17, a « workshop on the strategic integration for maritime safety » – in the West African sub region. Actually, the threat of terrorism by sea is a concern for nineteen countries – which sent about fifty participants – to pool African and American expertise.
Emerging South African entrepreneurs, just like most African entrepreneurs, endured a very frustrating 2016 as turbulent economic times spread across the continent. May they brace for profitable 2017.
The World Sustainability Forum, which serves as a discussion portal for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, was taking place for the first time on African soil. Switzerland’s ambassador to South Africa, Helen Budliger Artieda, has challenged Africans to embrace education if the continent is to realize its full growth potential.
Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow is busy putting together his cabinet as he gets to work with the West African country’s battered economy high on his priority list. His new government inherited an economy without money from the former President Yahya Jammeh who looted nearly 11 million dollars days before leaving power on December 21st, 2016. Jammeh’s 22-year-rule was also
Many voices and numerous statements have been raised on the African continent, from politicians, journalists, economists, to ordinary citizens are questioning the CFA franc that mobilizes the monetary system in the francophone zone of Africa; since the independence. The CFA zone is consisting of 14 African states, eight of them in West Africa (WAEMU) and six others in Central Africa
Young Cape Town based entrepreneur Lufefe Nomjana has built an empire from vegetables. He has turned spinach into one incredible success story making him one of the first people in the world to make a huge fortune from the versatile vegetable. His company, Espinaca (Spanish for spinach) Innovations, turns out more than R250 000 a month, employs more than 15
Takwana Tyaranini from Zimbabwe and Ibrahima Soumano from Guinea are the brains behind Senditoo. Based in UK and helped by French investors, Senditoo is a fast growing mobile airtime startup that allows its users to instantly send mobile phone top-up.
The Togolese officials and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed, at the end of January, on a financing of $ 238 million. Funded under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), this amount represents 128% of Togo’s quota to the IMF. The financial institution was motivated by the efforts of the Togolese government to reduce the country’s public debt.
A week ago, the
The 25th Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is expected on February 24 – March 4, 2017, under the theme « Training, and film and audiovisual trades. » One month before the onset of the event, the Delegate General Ardiouma Soma makes a stock-taking of the Festival organization, in the digital era.
FESPACO will take place in less than