In a bid to boost free trade under the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), several models have been proposed to revamp the...
Transparency International observed in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) little improvement in anti-corruption efforts across all African...
In early January 2023, the Military Government of Burkina Faso launched the Patriotic Support Fund (PSF) to boost citizen engagement in restoring security...
Tourist arrivals in South Africa reached 8.48 million visitors in 2023, marking a significant surge of 48.9% compared to 2022, data recently released by...
Morocco witnessed a 0.2% surge in total exports during 2023, partly driven by the energy and automotive sectors, as reported by the Office of Foreign...
The manufacturing sector outpaced energy, services, and agriculture as the top recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in Tunisia in 2023. Foreign...
Landlocked countries Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso face potential surges in the costs of international transactions following their withdrawal from the...
Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the man leading Burkina Faso since the September 2022 coup, suggested in a recent interview with Cameroonian journalist Alain Foka...
In the aftermath of Burkina Faso's announcement of its withdrawal from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on January 30, 2024,...
The presidential election in Senegal initially slated for February 25, 2024, was canceled by President Macky Sall due to disagreements between the...
The indefinite postponement of the presidential election initially scheduled for February 25, 2024, has led to increased instability in Senegal. This...
Côte d'Ivoire successfully issued a $2.6 billion Eurobond in January this year, which Fitch Ratings believes will help alleviate financing...
China's exports to African countries increased by 7.5% in 2023, while the opposite movement decreased by 6.7%. China and Africa traded $282.09...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on 14th December 2023 approved a new five-year Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Kenya. The...
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced today a "strategic partnership" program with African countries, revealing an initial budget of $5.9...
In a joint statement released on Sunday, January 28, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger declared their intention to withdraw from the Economic Community of...
About a hundred Russian soldiers have arrived in Ouagadougou, marking the initial phase of a 300-member force. Their mission includes ensuring the...
As part of the Ifrane Forum 2023, a summit for African trade and investment featuring entrepreneurs from across the continent, a call was made to...
The government has repaid Tunisia's debts due in 2023, relying on new domestic loans. However, it struggles to secure external financing in the absence of...
In the backdrop of global power rivalries, the United States aims to bolster its influence in Africa. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, following his...
Following a serious diplomatic incident in which two international staff of the African Development Bank Group based in the Bank’s Country Office in...
Burundian farmers told visiting government officials and African Development representatives that they are delighted with the year’s great yields thanks...
Morocco is grappling with heightened water stress exacerbated by rising temperatures attributed to climate change. In response to this alarming situation,...
In a significant development for the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), 24 new countries are set to join the Guided...
In a joint statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, and Staple Food Production, the Ministry of Finance and Budget, and the Ministry...
The Burkina Faso government set up a patriotic support fund last January to provide an urgent and effective response to the humanitarian and security...
On Wednesday 10 January, just days before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament opens, (2023 AFCON), the Ivorian Prime Minister, Robert...
The UN predicts a modest growth rate for Africa in 2024, rising to 3.5% from 3.3% in 2023. The organization attributes this subdued growth to the global...
The multilateral financial institution anticipates improved growth prospects in the region, primarily driven by decreasing inflationary pressures and...
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara committed to continuing progress efforts in 2024, recalling the significant achievements his administration reached in...
Africa Global Logistics, the benchmark logistics operator in Africa, is pleased to announce that on 20 December 2023, it signed the management contract...
The volume of remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to increase by 1.9% in 2023, reaching $54 billion. The World Bank anticipates an...
Cameroon is getting ready to change its strategy for supplying the domestic fuel market in the coming days. The Secretary-General of the Presidency...
Simon-Pierre Boussim (pictured) is no longer Burkina Faso’s mining minister. He has been removed from this position and the government after a reshuffle...
AXIAN Group, a responsible player in the pan-African private sector committed to addressing the social, economic, and climate challenges of the continent,...

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