• Buhari affirms commitment to clean up government

  • Entries open for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

  • Freely elected government can transform Nigeria – Buhari

  • Can Buhari fix Nigeria?

  • Crystal Telecom’s IPO should encourage local firms to follow suit

  • Ethiopia’s economy to grow 10.5 percent in the next fiscal year

  • No load shedding in Namibia, says Energy Deputy

  •  What power Africa means for Nigeria

  • How to solve African governance and development issues

  • Africa’s top bankers celebrated

Buhari affirms commitment to clean up government

– Plans mass sack of heads of federal departments and agencies With the dissolution of the governing boards of all federal parastatals, agencies and institutions last Thursday by the government, President Muhammadu Buhari has given hint of further major clean-ups in faraway Washington DC, where he is a guest of US President Barack Obama.   […]

Entries open for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature

Entries are now open for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature,  the first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction.   The prize is sponsored by one of Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat. Entry forms, rules and guidelines are clickable on (http://prize.etisalat.com.ng). The award is in its […]

Freely elected government can transform Nigeria – Buhari

Just after his defeat at the 2003 elections by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, spoke to All Africa.Com in Washington DC. He affirms belief that Nigeria’s problems with economic disparity, underdevelopment and corruption can only be addressed when the country has a fairly elected government. Buhari won the 2015 elections to defeat incumbent […]

Can Buhari fix Nigeria?

By Richard Dowden ‘A PART OF ME WISHES THE OLD BUHARI WOULD RE-EMERGE – JUST FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS. COUNTRYWIDE SWOOPS COULD NET THE BIG MEN AND WHAT MIGHT FALL OUT OF THEIR POCKETS IF THEY WERE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN COULD REPLENISH THE STATE COFFERS.’   Muhammadu Buhari, the new president of Nigeria, is […]

Crystal Telecom’s IPO should encourage local firms to follow suit

Shares of another local company, Crystal Telecom, will soon begin trading on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) following its Initial Public Offering (IPO) last week. It is the third local firm to list on RSE.   Some Kenyan giants are also listed on the still young market. Trading on the stock exchange is a fairly […]

Ethiopia’s economy to grow 10.5 percent in the next fiscal year

The World Bank said Ethiopia’s economy was expected to grow by 9.5% this fiscal year ending in June before accelerating to 10.5% for 2015/16, adding that it expected inflation to remain in single digits during this period, MoFA reported.   Lars Christian Moller, the World Bank’s lead economist and program leader for Ethiopia, said on […]

No load shedding in Namibia, says Energy Deputy

Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Kornelia Shilunga has assured the nation that there will be no load shedding in the country despite NamPower’s latest update that power supply in the country remains severely strained.   Shilunga urged the nation not to panic and made the assurance the country is getting enough imported electricity and […]

 What power Africa means for Nigeria

    Nigeria’s energy sector has been undergoing a massive transformation in recent years as the government actively privatizes new generation and transmission projects. Although Nigeria has a growing population of more than 179 million, it generates less than 4,000 megawatts (MW) annually. As a result, scarcity of sufficient and reliable electricity is severely constraining […]

How to solve African governance and development issues

– A perspective from China Prof Liu Hongwu offers a Chinese perspective on how Africa can solve its lack of governance issue. For a long time, capacity deficiencies and the low level of governance performance among  African  countries  lead  to  turmoil of  “having  tribe  societies  without  a central government”. This is an important factor that […]

Africa’s top bankers celebrated

Morocco’s Groupe Banque Populaire triumphs as this year’s African Bank of the Year, while Ghana’s Albert Essien, Group CEO of Ecobank wins the award for African Banker of the Year. Ivorian Tidjane Thiam, the first African CEO of a FTSE100 company and Nigerian Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank win in the African Banker Icon […]