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AUG
2014

Ghana’s NPP Special Delegates Congress Set for 31 August

Ghana’s opposition National Patriotic Party (NPP) has been embroiled in a scandal that has resulted in a bloody encounter at its headquarters in Accra. This is the second such incident to hit the party in as many weeks. The current issues within the party stem from the chasm of...
21
AUG
2014

Addressing Ebola and erroneous perceptions

Nigeria’s first case of Ebola was as a result of a man travelling from a West African country with the disease. Some other reports have emerged that show this was not an isolated incident, despite efforts by authorities to limit the movement of potentially infected people....
11
AUG
2014

Mozambique’s Ruling Frelimo and Renamo Poised to Sign a Reconciliatory Agreement

Negotiations in Mozambique between Frelimo and Renamo look to have edged closer to achieving a mutually satisfactory resolution. Rumours have been circulating for over a week that consensus was imminent, however these appear to have gained some substance over the weekend. The...
11
AUG
2014

US – Africa Partnership Solidified in Washington

Many observers on Africa’s external partnerships would agree that the US-Africa Summit was a long time coming. Both the European Union (EU) and China have held a number of summits over the past years on the continent and in cities in Europe and China. This Africa Summit in...
07
AUG
2014

Ghana Government U-turn on IMF Bailout

The Government of Ghana has decided after months of speculation to seek International Monetary Fund (IMF) assistance. Despite repeated claims that the “fundamentals of the economy were strong”, the government officially announced on 2 August, its intention to enter into economic...
06
AUG
2014

Regulatory Improvements in Key African Countries Making It Easier For Investors

An increasingly enabling regulatory environment in sub-Saharan Africa is fuelling FDI flows to the region and is accelerating investment from various channels across the world, including from the private equity industry. African private equity deals last year reached their...
06
AUG
2014

The BRICS Establish A New Development Bank

The planned BRICS bank will be operated by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The bank will act as an independent bank, promising to make the process of loaning money to developing countries cheaper and faster without the usual long trail of red tape attached to...