economic transformation

Renewable energy projects

Desert to Power takes centre stage at the Africa Investment Forum

The Desert to Power programme, initiated by the AfDB to provide electricity to 250 million people in the Sahel region, was the subject of a special session at the Africa Investment Forum.

‘Promise made, promise kept’ by the 2019 Africa Investment Forum

“Promise made, promise kept,” said African Development Bank President Akinwuni Adesina when he noted some of commitments made during the 2018 Forum.
European Commission

What you need to know about the Africa Investment Forum

As the Africa Investment Forum kicks off in Johannesburg, the organisers have assured that in this year’s edition will be short on talk and heavy on deals.
WEF

A series of Africa energy investment reports to be issued this...

Africa Energy Series (AES) investment reports are set to launch at the Africa Oil & Power conference and exhibition at the CTICC in Cape Town.
Trade

Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya listed among top five in trade growth...

The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Côte d'Ivoire in the top spot, and Kenya at number three.
Equatorial Guinea

Trends shaping the investment landscape in major African economies

An annual report titled Africa Risk-Reward Index was released on Wednesday (25 Sept), offering a comprehensive business investment landscape in Africa.
Trade

UK intends to keep trading with Southern Africa after Brexit

The UK has initialled an economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.

Africa knows what to do to attract investors, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says African countries need to strengthen governance by rooting out and improving the ease of doing business.
debt

Foreign Direct Investment remains crucial for Africa’s economic growth

Foreign Direct Investment into Africa remains small by global standards, but prominent in relation to GDP with the US and Europe as the largest investors.
WEF

Zambia must use renewable natural resource to revive its economy

Zambia's economic growth is forecast to weaken to 2.5% in 2019, unless the country take advantage of its renewable natural resource to revive its economy.

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