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  Arch injects USD16.5-million in CBE to supply solar energy to companies The solar off-grid provider CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) has secured funds for its expansion in...

The impact of COVID-19 on finance and investment in Africa

By Morne van der Merwe, Managing Partner, and Wildu du Plessis, Head of Africa, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production...

Many potential benefits of AfCFTA for Nigeria if challenges addressed

Once fully implemented, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will unlock significant but uneven growth opportunities on the continent. According to research...

South Africa: President Ramaphosa’s commitment to Cannabis cultivatiion will contribute to the economy

By Martha Smit and Roxanne Gilbert During President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (SONA), he cheekily said about cannabis: “I can see when I...

After AfCFTA, Africa could provide excellent opportunities for industrial growth if challenges are addressed

Industrials are braced for yet another revolution, according to the latest research from leading global law firm Baker McKenzie. Back to the future: Why...

Top Issues to Watch in Africa in 2020

By Kimberly Stietz, Witney Schneidman, Robert Kayihura, Benjamin Haley, Sarah Crowder, Fatmata Kabia, Mosa Mkhize, Deon Govender, Daniel Feldman, Hannah Edmonds-Camara and Ahmed Mokdad  Commencement of the AfCFTA. The landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is slated...

Zambia – Global bribery offenses guide

By Mwelwa Chibesakunda, Chuibesakunda & Co, member of DLA Piper Africa 1. What is the legal framework governing bribery in the Zambia? Bribery in Zambia is...

Liverpool engineers help African nations shift towards clean energy

International Development Minister opens a new engine repair workshop at Clarke Energy and announces extra UK aid to help develop innovative solar products Liverpool engineering company...

Alok Sharma’s closing speech at UK-Africa Investment Summit

International Development Secretary's speech at the closing session of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me extend my thanks to all of you for making the...

Trade Minister hails lasting partnership with Morocco ahead of UK-Africa Investment Summit

UK-Africa Investment Summit will be held in London later this month. International Trade Minister, Conor Burns, met with Ministers in Rabat, Morocco on the 10th of January...

UK Africa Minister backs trade and investment opportunities in Angola

Minister for Africa Andrew Stephenson champions business opportunities for British and African companies in Angola. Minister for Africa Andrew Stephenson has visited Angola to see how the UK is helping generate...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

The outlook for Ghana remains favourable. Growth is expected to increase from 6.3 per cent in 2018 to 7 per cent in 2019, and...

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