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

Why Zim stocks are experiencing a sudden rally

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange is up 34.06% in just one quarter

How Bon Hotels is bucking the hospitality downtrend

Nigeria has proved a tough nut to crack for many South Africans looking to grow their footprint beyond SA’s borders, but hospitality group Bon Hotels has ...

Zimbabwe’s worsening cash crunch

Optimism about the dispensation introduced under Emmerson Mnangagwa is fading amid a cash crunch that has hit the pockets of consumers

Yoweri Museveni: Desperately clinging to power

Africa’s longest-serving leader digs his heels in

How João Lourenço is cleaning up Angola

Angola’s new president is ridding state institutions of cronies linked to the Dos Santos family

Edgar Lungu: a marked man

An impeachment motion against Edgar Lungu may be unlikely to succeed, but it aids opposition efforts to undermine his legitimacy as president

A herculean task awaits Botswana’s new leader

Botswana’s new president takes over at a tricky time: the country’s economic growth is expected to slow in the long term, on the back of falling ...

Why Nigeria is moving away from oil

Efforts to shift Nigeria’s economy away from its dependence on black gold may yield the growth that the country desperately needs

Africa rising (again)

The real estate investment case for the African continent may no longer be as compelling, but there are pockets of opportunity

New mining code to rock DRC

Joseph Kabila’s government risks antagonising the mining industry with a new mining law