Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement comes into force

The  African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) came  into force on 30 May 2019. In April 2019, Gambia ratified the agreement, bringing the...

Angola is back – increased crude exports spark hope

Increased crude exports have sparked hope for Angola following plunging oil commodity prices since 2014 which left several African economies in recession. The country’s preliminary...

Seven things to consider when doing business in Africa

By Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner, and Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa at global law firm Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg Baker McKenzie share...

Fintech technology a potential driver of African economies, over traditional sectors

The report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region's economic performance. The regions include;...

Ethiopia’s Tax Policy Reforms yield fruits

Ethiopia’s tax reforms had several objectives, chief of which was to generate sufficient revenues from tax to finance public expenditure on poverty alleviation programs...

Angola’s Cassava Research gets $25 Million boost from World Bank

Angola, even before its civil war began in 1975, has always exported crops such as coffee, maize, cotton, sugar cane, bananas, sisal and cassava....

Digital Economy can unlock new opportunities for Africa – Africa’s Pulse...

Africa continues to make important strides with regards to the adoption of digital technologies and the opportunities it presents to unlock new economic outcomes...

West Africa’s mobile economy grows, says GSMA Report

In 2018, mobile technologies and services generated $52 billion of economic value (8.7% of GDP) in West Africa, this is according to the GSMA's...