29
SEP
2014

Baroness Chalker Hails the Role played by the Private Sector in Africa’s Development

Speaking at a development conference in Maputo, Baroness Lynda Chalker outlined some of the blockages to economic development in Africa. She said poor access to credit and the high cost of finance had constrained local enterprise development. The domestic firms, she added, were...
26
SEP
2014

Government of Ghana seeks International Arbitration over Boundary Dispute with Cote d’Ivoire

The Government of Ghana has officially initiated international arbitration proceedings on 23 September 2014 under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), seeking a final adjudication on the protracted boundary dispute with its neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire....
22
SEP
2014

Highlights of London Lord Mayor’s Visit to East Africa and South Africa

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, led over 30 business leaders on a business visit to South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya on 6 – 18 September 2014. The visit aimed at focussing on supporting and promoting the UK based financial and...
12
SEP
2014

Growth in Nigeria’s Economy in the Second Quarter Written: 12 September 2014

Africa’s biggest economy continued to report GDP growth from 6.21 percent in the first quarter this year, to 6.54 percent year-on-year from April to June according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). These positive figures lend to the narrative that broad...
11
SEP
2014

World Energy Outlook 2014 Special Report on Africa Launch – 13 October 2014

Africa’s rich energy endowment has been in the spotlight since the launch of the Programme of Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) in January 2012. PIDA’s Energy Vision has identified projects in the energy sector until 2040. On the back of this continental drive to...