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Nigeria: battle of the presidential gladiators

President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling People’s Democratic Party and General Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state who is contesting on the platform...

Focus: Zambia’s economy on track

Zambia’s growth potential remains high, but the medium-term outlook is clouded by external risks. Nawa Mutumweno reports from Lusaka Zambia’s economic growth over the past...

Nigeria to boost gas production

Nigeria is to improve and expand the supply of gas used by its power sector, as part of a comprehensive overhaul of electricity generation. Africa’s...

Arab countries make business forays into Africa

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries are placing more attention on new markets in east, west and southern Africa as their trade flows with the...

Trade finance in Africa: unmet demand

The volume of bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa is about $350bn and involves about ninety-three per cent of banks operating in the region. The...

African consumers are becoming savvier

With over one billion consumers—a number growing faster than that of any other continent—Africa boasts a wealth of potential. The young and quickly growing...

Gambia condemns EU over gay law

Gambia has threatened to sever all dialogue with the European Union, accusing the bloc of attempting to use its aid budget to force the...

Idris Elba joins fight against Ebola

British film star, Idris Elba, has joined the Confederation of African Football (CAF) football stars, celebrities, international health organisations and corporations to launch Africa...

Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa to hit $180bn per year by...

Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025. Despite short term concerns in some of Africa’s regions,...

Nigeria: Jonathan’s many headaches

President Goodluck Jonathan is under immense pressure following the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency, threats of impeachment and an economic slowdown, writes Olu...