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Central Asia Metals Looks To Enter Africa In Search Of Copper Project

Central Asia Metals Looks To Enter Africa In Search Of Copper Project

Base metals miner Central Asia Metals (CAML) is on the hunt for a new copper project in Southern Africa for up to $400 million in what would be its first foray into the continent, its chief executive said. The London-listed company, which has two mines in Kazakhstan and Macedonia, is prepared to spend $300 million-$400 […]

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Plans Expansion Into Ghana And Kenya

JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to expand its African presence into countries including Ghana and Kenya, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in an interview on Wednesday. “You’ll see us open in some countries we are not in, in Africa you’ll be hearing about some of that stuff,” Dimon told Bloomberg Television on the sidelines of […]

Bill Gates Says ‘America First’ Endangers U.S. Influence in Africa

Bill Gates Says ‘America First’ Endangers U.S. Influence in Africa

Bill Gates speaks with Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and the second-richest person in the world, said there’s a danger that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach could damage the U.S.’s influence in Africa in the long term. Other countries like […]

Climate Insurance Scheme Targets Women Farmers In Africa, Asia

Climate Insurance Scheme Targets Women Farmers In Africa, Asia

 A major insurance scheme launched on Thursday aims to help up to 4 million poor people in Africa and Asia rebuild their lives after climate disasters, its backers said. The insurance programme – covering droughts in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia and Cambodia, and tropical cyclones in Myanmar – will support mostly women farmers and their […]

Over 40 NGOs Team Up In War Against GBV

Over 40 NGOs Team Up In War Against GBV

OVER 40 non-governmental organisations have teamed up to fight gender violence in the Dar es Salaam markets places, all aimed at increasing productivity within the informal sector. The move was in support of the NGO Equality for Growth (EfG), whose GBV operations were confined within Temeke Stereo, Tabata, Musilimu, Kisutu and Ferry markets in Ilala […]

UN Women Initiative To Advance Role Of Women In Energy

UN Women Initiative To Advance Role Of Women In Energy

As the need to increase access to sustainable energy in Africa grows, the United Nations Environment Assembly in collaboration with UN Women, the African Union Commission and other partners has launched an initiative to give women a more active role in the development of sustainable and affordable energy on the continent. The Africa Women Energy […]

Dangote Emerges Only African On Bloomberg’s List of 50 Most Influential People

Dangote Emerges Only African On Bloomberg’s List of 50 Most Influential People

President of Dangote Group Aliko Dangote has emerged the only African to make the Bloomberg list of 50 most influential people in the world this year. Bloomberg on Monday announced The Bloomberg 50, a new annual, multi-platform initiative that honours 50 icons and innovators who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over […]

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could be impeached if he doesn’t bow to pressure to resign, according to four officials close to mediation efforts aimed at ending a political standoff in the southern African nation. The military placed the Mugabe, 93, under house arrest on Wednesday and detained top officials who’d backed his wife, Grace, to […]

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

Africa Must Engage Its Women In Decision Making Process

An African Union Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA), under the auspices of Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been launched in Accra. The Flagship program, which is structured around two Pillars “Developing Women’s Economic Empowerment through the Private sector and Increasing Women’s Political Participation is an agenda of the Government of Ghana […]

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

EU Injects $7m Into Agricultural Sector In Zimbabwe

The European Union (EU) has injected $7 million towards the revitalization of the country’s agricultural sector whose yields have been declining since the turn of the millennium. Since 2000 when President Robert Mugabe’s administration embarked on the land reform programme which saw the violent seizure of farms from white commercial farmers without compensation, Zimbabwe’s food […]

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