Buziness Africa magazine
Diplomacy

Scoreboard: China 5.0, Russia 0.5

CstoryRBy Kester Kenn Klomegah*

MOSCOW, Sept. 05, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- Lack of credit support and investment guarantees from the Russian government and financial institutions have been cited as the major impediments for Russian companies willing to invest in the African continent. These setbacks have culminated in the world’s biggest country by size lagging behind such economic powerhouses as the United States and China in expanding a footprint in Africa.

Monday, 05 September 2016 10:34
 
Diplomacy

Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements

Singapore1By Calvin Hui

SINGAPORE, August 30, 2016 (Channel NewsAsia) -- 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) with Nigeria.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00
 
Buziness Japan

Japan-Africa Summit Gives Continent New Leverage

KenJap1By Elizabeth Sidiropoulos and Neuma Grobbelaar*

SOUTH AFRICA, August 28, 2016 (SAIIA) -- When the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by Japan in co-operation with the World Bank, the United Nations and the UN Development Programme, it was the first such initiative of one country seeking to deepen its partnership with Africa.

Sunday, 28 August 2016 00:00
 
Buziness Japan

Japan pledges to invest $30bn in Africa

AbeAfricaNAIROBI, Kenya, August 27, 2016 (Al Jazeera) -- Japan will invest $30bn in Africa over the next three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged at a summit in Kenya.

Starting this year, Japan will make a $10bn investment in the continent's infrastructure development, focusing on electrical power, urban transport systems, roads and ports, Abe said at the Saturday opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).

Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:00
 
Buziness Japan

Japan in Africa

JapanthTOKYO, Japan, August 21, 2016 (TICAD/WPost) -- On August 27 and 28, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) – the key platform to drive Japan’s development initiatives in Africa – will be held in Nairobi, Kenya.

While Africa has made great gains since the turn of the century, the collapse in prices of natural resources, the Ebola crisis and the rise of violent extremism and terrorism have highlighted the fragility of African development. The upcoming conference offers a timely opportunity to address the important challenges Africa faces today.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:00
 
Interviews

Assessing Russia's Relationship With Africa

Moscow_Zaiser_N_ucMOSCOW, August 13, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- Over the past two decades, Russia's efforts to regain its Soviet-era influence in Africa have achieved little success because "times have changed significantly, for example, a new economic and political environment, new emerging challenges, new competitive conditions and new bases for cooperation," according to Nataliya Zaiser, a Public Policy Advisor at Squire Patton Boggs Moscow office covering Russia, the Eurasian Union and Africa, and also the Chair (Head) of the Africa Business Initiative.

 

Saturday, 13 August 2016 09:42
 
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