Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Trade relations between Singapore and Africa are set to deepen, with several agreements signed on Wednesday (Aug 24) at the fourth edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum. These include the signing of the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA) with Ethiopia, a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with Mozambique and an Air Services Agreement (ASA) […]

Will closer ties to China rescue South Africa’s government? – CNBC

China is South Africa’s largest single trading partner, according to the World Trade Organisation. The ANC’s 2015 discussion documents say that bilateral “trade volumes … have far surpassed the value of USD $400 billion [in that year],” and the party is keen to grow this figure. Alison Bradley, a South African China specialist, told CNBC […]

Africa, Europe push Imperial turnover to almost R119bn – BDlive

IMPERIAL Holdings saw record revenue and operating profit in the year to June, but net profit and headline earnings per share fell 5% and 3%, respectively. Difficult trading conditions in SA put pressure on the logistics division’s revenue and profitability, with soft volumes in manufacturing, commodities, fuel, and chemicals. The share dropped more than 4% […]

CNN is going after Africa’s young, mobile audience — starting with Nigeria – Digiday

CNN is going after Africa’s young, mobile audience — starting with Nigeria – Digiday

Busari (Credit: Twitter / CNN Africa) Nigeria is not only one of Africa’s most populous countries, but it also has one of the youngest populations on the continent. That’s why CNN International is focusing its efforts there, setting up its first digital bureau in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. Leading the operation is Nigerian native Stephanie Busari, who was hired […]

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Africa and Rio 2016: 10 things to remember – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast’s first-ever gold and Caster Semenya defied her critics It’s been a memorable Olympics for Africa. Here are 10 things we won’t forget: 1. Show stoppers Wayde van Niekerk achieved the near-impossible by sharing centre stage with Usain Bolt, often portrayed as the saviour of […]

Tropical depression off Africa expected to become hurricane – Sun Sentinel

A tropical depression off the African coast is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday, when it will still be in the middle of the Atlantic. The threat to land is unclear, although the range of possible paths appear pointed north of Florida in the general direction of Bermuda. The depression, which has sustained […]

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo) Tendai Maraire’s work as one half of Shabazz Palaces, along with his project Chimurenga Renaissance, has earned the kind of critical adoration most musicians dream of. Maraire moved to Seattle from Zimbabwe as a small child and, along with his family, became deeply involved in both […]

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

The British press has been devoting acres of coverage to a £1-billion foreign direct investment deal into Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England. Branded as an extension of the “golden era” of relations between Britain and China, the contract between Sheffield and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has been heralded as a remarkable […]