Saturday, August 27, 2011
Bar codes. Electronic way bills. Vertically integrated partnerships. They help businesses turn big profits. Now companies like UPS and Wal-Mart are teaching these trade crafts to aid workers so they can deliver food and shelter to famine victims more quickly and cheaply, saving money and ultimately more lives.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The World Wide Fund (WWF) on Sunday welcomed South Africa's extended freeze on shale gas prospecting, saying more investigation was needed on the controversial process.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Nigeria has earned 249.5 billion naira (US$1.6 billion) from the privatization of state-run agencies since the nation returned to democracy in 1999, new official figures show.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Calls to nationalize South Africa's mines, driven by the ruling party's youth league, face new challenges from ministers who warn the scheme won't fight poverty and fear the debate is scaring investors.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
A new report predicts a sub-Saharan banking boom, with bankers reaching out to the majority of Africans who do not have accounts and increasing use of new technologies, especially mobile phones.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The main line on Africa's fastest railway opens Tuesday, shuttling commuters from Johannesburg to Pretoria at speeds up to 160 kilometers (100 miles) an hour — if they're willing to leave their cars.1 Comment
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Zimbabwe's state media has reported that the state mining corporation says it is paying government employee raises this month with revenues from controversy-mired diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe.1 Comment
Sudan is introducing a new currency, stripping its banknotes and coins of symbols linked to South Sudan, which declared independence this month after more than 50 years of on-and-off war. South Sudan began using its own currency nearly a week ago.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Tunisian seaside resort of Yasmine Hammamet with its fine beach, warm blue sea and welcoming hotels is like a picture postcard in early summer — but with nobody in it.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Zimbabwean rough diamonds worth about US$160 million, which had been confiscated in the United Arab Emirates, have been released for sale, the minister for mines confirmed Monday.