Afri Business

Figures of the week: Assessing Africa-EU trade relations

In 2007, leaders from 54 African countries and 27 European states established the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership as the formal platform for cooperation between the two continents. Under the partnership, headsRead More

East African institutional investors have strong unmet demand for regional investment funds

A critical step in building capital markets is to develop the “buy side,” encouraging greater participation by local institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance firms. But limited supply ofRead More

Trump and Africa: Imagining a positive legacy

The contours of Trump’s Africa policy are emerging, although key appointments, such as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, have yet to be made. On February 13, PresidentRead More

Africa in the news: South Sudan’s famine, South Africa’s rate-fixing scandal, and DRC’s investigation into recent massacre

UN agencies and South Sudan government declare famine in two counties On Monday, February 20, the South Sudanese government and three United Nations agencies (the Food and Agriculture Organization, theRead More

Figures of the week: South Africa’s personal income tax rate

On Wednesday, South Africa’s government released the national budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The government projects expenditures to amount to 1.56 trillion rand (R) ($121.16 billion) and the projectedRead More

What’s next for Somalia

After several months of delay, a new president of Somalia was elected on February 8, 2017. The fact that an election took place at all should be counted a success.Read More

Africa in the news: Nigeria sells eurobond, Kenyan doctors continue to strike, and Trump contacts Nigeria and South Africa

Nigeria sells 15-year $1 billion eurobond Last Thursday marked Nigeria’s return to the eurobond market after a four-year hiatus. The 15-year $1 billion eurobond, rated B by Standard & Poor’sRead More

Figure of the week: Armyworm, locusts, and drought in Southern and East Africa

While Southern Africa continues to recover from its worst drought in 35 years, the region faces several emergent threats that pose serious risks to food security in the region. FromRead More

AGI Markets Monitor: OPEC reaches oil deal, Mozambique defaults, and Nigeria manages its exchange rate

The Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) Markets Monitor aims to provide up-to-date financial market and foreign exchange analysis for Africa watchers with a wide range of economic, business, and financial interestsRead More