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Bamboo Finance and Louis Dreyfus Holding Launch Impact Investment Fund NISABA, Focusing on Agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bamboo Finance and Louis Dreyfus Holding Launch Impact Investment Fund NISABA, Focusing on Agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bamboo Finance, a private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in developing economies and Louis Dreyfus Holding, which owns a controlling stake in leading global agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Commodities, announced today a partnership to launch and jointly manage NISABA, a US$50 million impact investment fund project with a focus […]

Ban On Overseas Adoptions Fuels Smuggling of Children In Congo-Kinshasa

Ban On Overseas Adoptions Fuels Smuggling of Children In Congo-Kinshasa

A crackdown on international adoptions by the Democratic Republic of Congo has spurred a black market in child smuggling, with Americans paying to get dozens of infants out across its jungle borders, the Thomson Reuters Foundation has found. More than 80 Congolese children have been taken illegally out of the country in the past two […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

Africa Can Fix The International Criminal Court- Here Is How

Africa Can Fix The International Criminal Court- Here Is How

The demand of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress that the government should pull out of the International Criminal Court is defeatist, naïve and reactionary, says Professor John Dugard,expert on international law. African states have largely themselves to blame for the fact that the continent has been singled out by the ICC, and rather than […]

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Trends Shaping Pharma Industry In Africa

Imagine the future’: DHL’s Annual Regional Life Sciences & Healthcare conference focused on life sciences & healthcare supply chains and enhancing the life sciences and healthcare sector. -Africa highlighted as a market with high potential for life sciences & healthcare companies -As growth in developed markets stagnates, companies in the life sciences and healthcare market […]

Voxafrica To Launch The First Season Of The Voice In West And Central Africa

Voxafrica To Launch The First Season Of The Voice In West And Central Africa

No production of this magnitude has ever reached this part of Africa yet. Now Voxafrica, the Pan-African television station will launch the first season of The Voice in West and Central Africa. The Voice is currently the world’s biggest music show format. Produced and aired in over 180 countries, the show will run for 17 […]

African Civil Society Under Threat: Mary Robinson

African Civil Society Under Threat:  Mary Robinson

The decline of human rights on average across Africa is worrying Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and now a special envoy on climate change for the UN Secretary-General. Discussing this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance, she also underlined the need for more data on climate change. She spoke […]

PwC Achieves Double Digit Growth In Africa And The Middle East: Revenues Up 16%

PwC Achieves Double Digit Growth In Africa And The Middle East: Revenues Up 16%

The PwC network reported total global gross revenues of US$35.4 billion for the fiscal year ended on 30 June 2015. At constant exchange rates, PwC’s total global revenues rose by 10%. This is up markedly from the previous year and the strongest year-on-year growth that the network has seen since FY07. Growth was strong across […]

The Value Of Dual Citizenship For African’s Wishing To Take Advantage Of Opportunities

The Value Of Dual Citizenship For African’s Wishing To Take Advantage Of Opportunities

The Value of Dual Citizenship for African’s Wishing to Take Advantage of Opportunities within the Continent and Abroad. It is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 October 2015/ “No man is an island” is the theme of […]

Africa Tourism Set For Sustained Growth

Africa Tourism Set For Sustained Growth

The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa. The hotel and tourism industry in Africa is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the sector’s leading experts gathered at the Africa Hotel […]

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