• The automaker plans to build new factories in low-wage, politically-stable Morocco and Algeria. Africa,Europe,Abdelaziz Bouteflika,Algeria,car manufacturing,FDI,France,Francois Hollande,Morocco,Peugeot,Renault,Michael Lerner

    French President Hollande (R) meets with Algerian P.M. Sellal (L) in Algiers, 6/15/15. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
  • “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future” in Cape Town, South Africa on June 4, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    26 nations will be linked in a single market, which is expected to boost low intra-African trade.Africa,African Union,South Africa,Tripartite free Trade Area,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 08, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
  • Piles of garbage amidst heavy flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 12, 2014. DANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images

    The country nominally banned the use of plastic bags in 2013 but business continued as usual.Africa,plastic bags,plastic manufacturing industry,South Africa,Tanzania,United States,Zanzibar,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 27, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT
  • Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the Nation in Nairobi on April 4, 2015. JOHN MUCHUCHA/AFP/Getty Images

    The two countries''s presidents meet and agree to expand economic ties and regional cooperation.Africa,Jacob Zuma,Kenya,South Africa,Uhuru Kenyatta,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : May 18, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
  • The Eskom Duvha Power Station, in the coal rich Witbank region of South Africa, 2/5/15. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

    South Africa has approved 5,243MW in renewable energy projects, and plans a further 6,300MW.Africa,electricity,Eskom,loadshedding,Solar energy,South Africa,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 21, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT
  • A general view of 2014 Holiday Shopping Windows at De Beers on November 24, 2014 in New York City. Ben Hider/Getty Images

    The diamond giant is spending about $3.6 billion on three mines, as well as increasing its retail stores.Global Economy,De Beers,diamonds,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 13, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT
  • SABMiller Plc’s Newlands brewery in Cape Town, South Africa, March 13, 2015. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Africa is the fastest-growing beer market in the world at 5% per year, drawing in big firms. Africa,beer,Diageo,SABMiller,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 02, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT