The future of West Africa’s real estate
Here in Nigeria you can find apartments in the same area with a price difference of a million naira, and some times it’s so ridiculous that buyers wonder how they’re going to come up with the money to pay for the property.
Uganda says seeking $500m loan from China for roads
However, lack of infrastructure, such as roads and an export pipeline, as well as disagreements between the government and international oil companies over taxes, have repeatedly delayed production.
In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate
The Nigerian says police shot him because he refused to pay them bribes. Similar claims of police corruption are echoed by hundreds of immigrants in South Africa. Some are resigned to paying out so they can stay in the country.
‘How to address Africa’s electricity deficit’
Africa’s energy deficit continues to stifle economic growth, job creation, agricultural transformation and improvements in health and education. The Africa Progress Panel chaired by former UN Secretary General...
Op-Ed: S.A taxi drivers call for higher consumer prices
On 10 March, the metered taxi drivers took to the streets of Johannesburg and severely impacted traffic to and from O R Tambo International Airport. They were protesting the ride-hailing app Uber which they say is ‘stealing their jobs’.
Doctors in Kenya end three-month strike
Kenyan doctors ended a three-month strike in public hospitals on Tuesday after reaching agreement on pay and working conditions, ending a standoff that threatened to embarrass the government before August’s elections.
Australian firm says Senegal oilfield could start earlier than expected
Australia’s FAR Ltd, a partner in an oilfield off Senegal, on Thursday said the project could start producing before 2021, earlier than previously touted, and at a higher rate than flagged before.
‘How to stabilise Nigeria’s economic environment’
Firstly for businesses, the things I feel one should be looking out for in this ERGP are the 5 or 6 principles that were highlighted. If you permit me I’ll quickly go through those.