How SA can position itself in the peacekeeping market

SA has the expertise, currency environment and value chains to capitalise on continental peacekeeping markets

Zambia’s budget blues

Zambia’s finance minister aims to bring debt to a sustainable level in the 2019 fiscal year

Zim finance czar’s mission impossible

Zimbabwe’s new finance minister is not a Zanu-PF man and he did not need the job — but he will need all his qualifications to fix the economy

Africa’s integrated high speed rail on track

Africa is looking to upgrade its transport infrastructure to boost intra-continental trade and regional integration

Africa’s dark dividend: the emergent criminal economy

The greater political freedom that has come to many African countries over the past three decades, has brought a dark dividend

The mystery of Zimbabwe’s 700,000 ghost votes

Mnangagwa’s victory margin was too small to be taken seriously, and despite Chamisa’s well-founded court challenge the result is likely to stand

Behind Zanu-PF’s brutal crackdown

A journalist’s account of last week’s election in Zimbabwe and the violence, misinformation and divisions that have bedevilled the country since then

Is there hope of restoration between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

Ethiopia and Eritrea have found peace after 20 years, making prospects for introduction of sweeping democratic reforms more promising

Shortages and arrears ahead of Zimbabwe elections

As Zimbabwe prepares for its election, details about the state of its economy and the availability of currency paint a grim picture

Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote wows SA

The Nigerian cement king’s latest project is to build the world’s largest oil refinery

The rise of innovation hubs supporting start-ups in Africa

The proliferation of innovation centres to support start-ups on the continent is driven by rising mobile and internet penetration

Zimbabwe’s election campaign confusion

The race for the Zimbabwean presidency is being fought not only between established and new political parties but also within parties themselves

How to carve out a living in SA’s crafts market

Crafts and curios still provide an income for large numbers of people in SA and elsewhere in Africa

Mining loses ground in Zambia

To combat unemployment, the government has allowed miners to exploit dangerous sites — with deadly results

Looking to invest? Broaden your horizons

South Africans looking to invest in shares in other African countries need to do so through specific fund managers — investing in individual shares ...

Africa’s top performing stock exchanges

African stock exchanges provided high returns not long ago, but investors now have to contend with a sell-off in emerging-market stocks