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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Joblessness is an ‘existential threat’ to Kenya’s future

When Oliver Kigalu enrolled for his engineering degree seven years ago, he never thought he would end up working as a construction labourer....

Ethiopian withdrawal poses questions for future of Somalia

Ethiopian troops previously assisting the internationally funded African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) were suddenly withdrawn to Ethiopia a few days after the Ethiopian...

Nigeria’s president orders probe into missing aid funds

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, has ordered an investigation into a senior civil servant linked to missing funds meant to avert famine in the...

Why the smart money is heading for African infrastructure

The last 10 years has seen a marked change in the number of infrastructure projects in Africa reaching financial close. This has clearly been driven...

Zimbabwe: Can livestock really be used as bank collateral?

Zimbabwe’s slide into yet another economic crisis has hit the headlines over the past week because of the government’s plan to allow livestock to...

AfDB unveils $12bn power plan for Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled its new electrification programme, under which it will invest $12bn over the next five years. This funds will...

Zimbabwe’s cash cows are signal of desperation

They don’t call it a cash cow for nothing. In Zimbabwe, new legislation would make it easier for small- and medium-scale farmers to...

Ghana’s finance minister pledges crackdown on wasteful public spending

Ghana’s finance minister has vowed to crack down on corruption and wasteful public spending as the government attempts to plug a financing gap...

African private equity down in 2016 but outlook is positive

At the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) annual conference in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire last week, it was revealed that private equity (PE)...

Horn of Africa: Premiership football and khat unify region

They make an odd pair, the Premiership and the khat plant, and yet the two have a similar impact in the Horn of Africa. The...

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