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Skeletons in the cupboard

A grand jury indictment of Och-Ziff lifts the lid on suspect deals between international financiers and investors in Africa

The latest probe into the United States hedge fund Och-Ziff's dealings in Africa has uncovered secret deals involving a company set up by the 'great and the good' of mining investm...


Two steps forward…

Earnings may increase but sluggish growth looms for the continent's big players and the danger of a debt crunch is increasing

Economies across Africa will grow haltingly, by about 3% on average in 2018 and 3.5% in 2019, according to the latest World Bank forecasts. And the International Monetary Fund warn...

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Refugee protest in Tel Aviv

Hundreds of asylum-seekers protested outside the Rwandan embassy in Tel Aviv on 22 January, drawing unwelcome attention to Israel's programme of deporting mainly Eritrean and Sudan...


Migrants rock the summit boat

The African-European summit was meant to be all about youth opportunity, but the migration crisis refused to move down the agenda

The official theme of the fifth European Union-African Union joint summit in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, which ended yesterday (30 November), was 'Investing in Youth'. Instead, footag...


Bibi goes vote shopping

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems determined to revive his planned Africa-Israel Summit. The event, due to take place in Togo in September, had to be abandoned in th...


Macron ponders Africa play

President Macron is set to expound a vision for France's ties with Africa ahead of the Europe-Africa summit in Abidjan

The speech by France's head of state in Ouagadougou on the eve of the 29 November Abidjan summit will be a cornerstone of his international strategy, and advisors have been submitt...


Trading on the fly

The latest leg of British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox's African charm offensive found itself overshadowed when his colleague International Development Secre...


Afro optimism loses momentum

With some exceptions in Ghana and East Africa, economies are not keeping pace with population growth

Hopes that the African Development Bank (AfDB) might maintain its recent 'Afro-optimism' were temporarily subdued on 12 October when the bank reduced its 2017 growth forecast for A...


Bibi rebuffed

A five-day Africa-Israel summit scheduled for 23 October in Lomé, Togo, has been postponed indefinitely after pressure from African governments and fears of a boycott. South Africa...


The EAC's used clothes

A ban on used jeans makes for an unlikely trade war. However, there are growing concerns that Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda will be among the first to feel the wrath of President Don...


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