African Investment – Progress Report

Investor trust in Africa will not enhance this year although petroleum importers will gain as the biggest petroleum exporters were hit by poor costs, a Reuters survey found on Thursday. The predictions are poorer than in the boom years that China’s voracious appetite drove while such growth rates are high by international standards. “East Africa […]

The African Cash Which Simply Disappears

A combined panel headed by former South African President Thabo Mbeki and run from the African Union as well as the United Nations released a report describing the strategies some businesses utilize to send cash from the continent illicitly. The losses are staggering not only in relation to dollars but development chances lost, Mr. Mbeki […]

South Africa Narrowly Avoids Recession

It was close, but the latest South African economic results have delivered small growth which has meant the country is not quite dipping into recession. However the promises by the government of reinvigorating the economy seem to be fairly empty at this point. There is no doubt that the South African economy has struggled over […]

Another Go at Democracy

It sounds a stupid question, but will it take another revolution to bring democracy to Egypt? THe Egyptian revolution was one of the most dramatic of the Arab spring, and although there was some violence it did not degenerate into the civil wars of Libya and Syria.  The problem is that many of those protesters […]