Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Growth of the South African economy, the biggest in Africa, accelerated sharply to 3 percent in the second quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, despite labor turmoil and a weak rand.
Monday, August 26, 2013
South Africa's currency has been caught in a brutal pincer of dependence on weak European markets, exposure to slowing emerging markets, domestic turmoil and tighter U.S. monetary policy.1 Comment
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Taiwan's first botox research and development factory Amaran Biotech Inc. (潤雅生技), funded by Taiwan's sixth richest man Samuel Yin (尹衍樑), broke ground in Zhubei City on Monday.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Nigeria has repaid US$1.4 billion in mostly overdue debts to fuel traders after raising the money via an oil prepayment loan from international lenders, successfully concluding some of the most painful and lengthy debt talks in its history.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
An ambitious plan by Kenya's government to give laptops to schoolchildren has been opposed by parents who say the money for the computers should instead go toward raising teachers' salaries and feeding children.
Friday, July 5, 2013
With a 3D printer, a petri dish and some cells from a cow, U.S. researchers are growing synthetic ears that can receive — and transmit — sound.
Monday, July 1, 2013
On two islands surrounded by deep turquoise water, the blades of eight wind turbines spin, providing a rare source of green energy for the port of Victoria, the Seychelles capital.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Uganda has agreed to a plan to build a pipeline from its oilfields to a new port being developed on Kenya's northern coast, Uganda's foreign minister said on Tuesday, enabling crude exports and boosting its oil industry.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Ahead of SunRise Airline's shareholder meeting scheduled for this week, an individual has accused the company's chairman of several infractions, including embezzlement, misappropriation of company funds, and falsifying financial statements.
Monday, June 24, 2013
African palm oil producers are hitting back at what they say is a “smear campaign” against them by environmentalists and health activists that risks ruining their industry.