• New projects aim to improve the industry’s stagnant productivity by empowering women.Africa,African Development Bank,Cargill,Chocolate,Cocoa,Côte d'Ivoire,Ghana,ICCO,women empowerment,Michael Lerner

    An Ivorian farmer hold cocoa beans on April 6, 2015 in Abidjan. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
  • French President Hollande (R) meets with Algerian P.M. Sellal (L) in Algiers, 6/15/15. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

    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

    Published Date : Jun 23, 2015, 2:39 PM EDT
  • “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
  • An oil tanker being repaired after being bombed by the Libyan Air Force, 5/28/15. MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

    The Tobruk-based government seeks to one-up its Tripoli-based rival for total control over the country's oil.Africa,Abdullah al-Thinni,Libya,Libyan civil war,National Oil Corporation,oil,Ras Lanuf,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 09, 2015, 4:32 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
  • 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