Monday, April 7, 2014
Twenty years ago the Rwandan economy was in ruins: the banks were empty, cash crops rotted in the fields and the streets were strewn with corpses.
Miner's wife Nomfanelo Jali hasn't been able to serve her family meat in a month and increasingly struggles to put anything on the table at all, as South Africa's long-running platinum strike takes its toll.
For those who grumble about their daily commute, imagine this ride to work: clamber into an elevator cage and plummet 2.4 kilometers into the earth, so fast that ears pop from the changing air pressure. Then board a small railroad car that creaks and grinds the same distance to the outer reaches of a South African gold mine.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Nigeria could leap-frog South Africa to become Africa's biggest economy this weekend, when the results of a new way of calculating national output are announced.
Monday, March 31, 2014
The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
Monday, March 24, 2014
The African Export-Import Bank on Saturday announced a US$100 million (72 million euro) loan to Zimbabwe's banking sector to ease a credit crunch that has deepened the country's economic woes.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Sometimes a bridge is more than just a bridge. After years of delays and empty promises, Nigeria has finally begun work on a new bridge across the vast River Niger, connecting states in the southeast to major commercial hubs in the southwest.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Nigeria has lined up a relative unknown to head its central bank after the outspoken former governor was suspended, causing shockwaves in Africa's second-largest economy and markets to wobble.
Monday, February 17, 2014
While African mining firms continue to enjoy the fruits of the commodities super-cycle, weaknesses in South Africa's crisis-hit sector is attracting the attention of bargain hunting investors.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Take a tour around the small Kenyan town of Iten and the scene is something of a who's who of the athletics world.