The Egyptian government and the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) have signed a deal worth 80 million pounds to develop entrepreneurship. The grant was signed by Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr and AfDB’s country Manager of Egypt Malinne Blomberg, in the presence of Minister of Higher Education Khaled Abdel...
The week-long delay to Nigeria's presidential election could depress turnout, voters and civil society groups have warned, because many people who returned home to cast ballots last weekend cannot afford to make the trip again ahead of February 23. The country’s electoral body, INEC, said logistical difficulties and problems...
Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni  as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek re-election for a sixth term, a party resolution said. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) called for Museveni to "continue leading the movement and the state in 2021 and beyond to eliminate...
For the first time in 2019, the price of crude oil has surged from $64.00 recorded last week to $66.35 over the weekend as a result of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC efforts targeted at eliminating excess oil from the volatile market, thus leading to an increase in...
Rwanda’s President,, Paul Kagame has said that good governance has a role and responsibility to ensure that young Africans have a real stake in a bright future on their continent. Speaking in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, while delivering a key note address at the seventh World Government Summit. The annual...
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed yesterday discussed plans to form a joint force to protect the shared border between the two countries. The two leaders’ meeting came on the side-lines of the 32nd African Union Summit currently taking place in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. According to...
South African state power firm Eskom aims to end power cuts by the end of this week and for now does not suspect sabotage is the cause of unplanned outages at some of its power stations, a senior Eskom generation official said on Tuesday. According to Eskom's Andrew Etzinger, "Our...
Nigeria’s prime electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has rescinded its initial decision to stop the collection of the Permanent Voter’s Card, a prerequisite for participation in the general election. By extending the collection of the permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) till Monday, February 11, 2019, the INEC yielded to...
The April Algerian presidential election won’t be without a keen contest as many candidates have declared their candidacy, possibly setting up a hotly contested election in April. Joining the field were many unconventional candidates, including farmers, construction workers, journalists and clerks, a dramatic shift in a country that has...
Policy debates in SA’s energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy sector and solve SA’s energy crisis, argued experts at a recent discussion hosted by the UCT GSB in conjunction with Power Futures South Africa Breaking up...