Africa’s youth were asked what concerned them most – here’s what SA said

Government has started a process of reopening the SA economy gradually. In terms of economic concerns, SA youth are most worried about unemployment and corruption.Despite worries about job creation, entrepreneurial intent was lower in SA than elsewhere. Respondents wanted better-paid jobs and access to basic services.  South African youth are most concerned about unemployment and corruption, […]

Botswana ends COVID-19 lockdown in capital Gaborone

– Health experts have warned economies against reopening without a plan urging such moves will result in the second wave of infections – Several countries in Africa, for instance, Kenya, are developing guidelines that will set the stage for the full roaring back of normalcy – Most countries are still imposing night curfews and a […]

Orange eyes Nigeria, South Africa as possible new markets

Orange eyes Nigeria, South Africa as possible new markets … move, Chief Executive Stephane Richard told Les Echos business newspaper. “It could make sense to be in economies such as Nigeria and South Africa,” … ACCRA, June 14 (Reuters) – Ghana’s health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu is in a …

Female African founders invited to apply for International Mentoring Programme

Non-profit organisation enpact is looking for female founders of growth-stage African tech startups to join its International Mentoring Programme. The eight-month programme launched by enpact is open to companies from Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa who want to scale, create global partnerships, and explore new markets. Fifteen selected companies will join a […]

Coronanomics (8) – African Economies

Sunday, June 14, 2020 /  06:45 AM / by Proshare Content/ Header Image Credit:  EcoGraphics   There has been a frog leap increase in the spread of COVID-19 in Africa. Major African economies have seen a large jump in the numbers of reported cases of the virus. South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Nigeria have the highest number of recorded […]

South Africa 2010 World Cup: An historic moment Africa is still proud of 10 years on

South Africa At this abnormal time when corona virus or Covid-19 has devastated the world and there’s not much to cheer about, even with life and football gradually returning, we can only reflect, with much nostalgia and excitement, on the moment when Africa delivered and made the continent so proud in hosting the FIFA World […]

COVID-19 pushes central banks across Africa to slash lending rates

As the impact of COVID-19 levitates on emerging economies in Africa, central banks across the continent are adopting various contingency plans to salvage their economies or better still keep it alive to survive this pandemic recession. Between the period of March and May 2020, a unison approach of slashing lending rates to cushion the macro-economy […]