Tuesday, January 23, 2018

On the mon£y

Namibia: Bank Launches World’s First Africa China Banking Centre

In efforts to capture the lucrative Chinese clientèle in Africa, Standard Bank SA has opened the world's first dedicated Africa China Banking Centre (ACBC) at its Simmonds Street offices in Johannesburg. The Centre will...

South Africa: Energy Welcomes New Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi

press release Team energy welcomes new Minister of Energy - Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi Speaking at a Ministerial meet and greet session with Departmental staff for Minister Kubayi, Deputy Minister Ambassador Thembisile Majola, and Director-General, Mr...

Kenya: Docubox Finds Funding in Innovative Ways for Documentaries With Character-Driven Storytelling

London — If documentary is the poor and lonely relative globally, imagine how hard it is to finance and make African documentaries. Judy Kibinge's Docubox scheme has been both fertile and innovative. Russell...

Tanzania: Omani Firm Says No Job Cut After Hass Buy

Hass Petroleum said yesterday selling of 40 per cent stake to Oman Trading International (OTI) would involve neither change...

South Africa’s petrol, diesel pump prices to rise in September | Investing Home

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The retail price of petrol and the price of wholesale diesel in South Africa will increase from Sept. 6, the energy department said. The price of petrol will rise by...

Yields fall on Egypt’s 3-, 9-month T-bills amid foreign buying | Investing Home

CAIRO (Reuters) - Average yields on Egypt's three-month and nine-month treasury bills fell at an auction on Sunday, data from the central bank showed, amid high foreign buying of Egyptian debt. The average...

South Africa: GEPF Assures Members Their Pensions Are Safe

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has moved to assure its members that their pensions are safe following revelations of accounting irregularities at Steinhoff International Holdings. "GEPF has taken note of the current concerns...

Nigeria: Lagos Raises Alarm Over Abandoned Buildings By Federal Government

Lagos State government has expressed concern over the abandoned buildings owned by Federal Government and private individuals within Lagos Island axis of the state which criminals have now turned into their hideouts. The Special...

Africa: What Do Informal Transport Associations Tell Us About Political Trajectories in Africa?

analysis By Tom GoodfellowFor a window onto a country's politics and political economy, look at how urban transport is organised....

IMF to send mission to Zimbabwe in coming days | Investing Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund will send a staff mission to Zimbabwe in coming days to meet with officials of the new government and assess the country’s fiscal and economic situation,...