Africa is home to seven of the 10 fastest growing economies globally. This section of Biznews targets existing and potential investors into the African continent. Editors curate the most important news about African business, infrastructure development and investment, including emerging market essentials, trade and development, economic insights, SADC, ECOWAS and EAC region reports.
Shorn of their most important campaign weapon, scandal-ridden former President Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s biggest opposition parties are turning to immigration as they scramble for votes in the most competitive election since the end of apartheid.
When an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Co. 737 crashed near Addis Ababa last month, a curious thing happened: Industry experts immediately began to question the safety not of the carrier, but the plane itself.
The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6m people potentially affected in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.