• An agreement aims to further boost trade between the U.S. and East Africa, already up 52% in 2014.Africa,U.S.,African Growth and Opportunity Act,Burundi,China,E.U.,East African Community,Kenya,Rwanda,Tanzania,Trade,Uganda,Michael Lerner

    Representatives from the U.S. and the East African Community in Washington, DC, 2/26/15. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
  • Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama delivers a speech in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Less than half of Ghana's installed capacity has been available, causing chronic power outages. Africa,electricity,energy crisis,Ghana,hydropower,John Dramani Mahama,Karadeniz Holding,Nigeria,solar,Total,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 19, 2015, 1:20 PM EST
  • A winemaker shows his winery in the Swartland region of South Africa, November 28, 2014. JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images

    Expanding exports to the E.U., new markets in Asia, and potentially a larger presence elsewhere in Africa.Africa,EU,Exports,free trade agreement,Jobs,Sawis,South Africa,wine,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 03, 2015, 3:52 PM EST
  • An aerial view of a flooded area in Makhanga, in southern Malawi, on Janaury 20, 2015. AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

    Malawi's agricultural sector has been devastated, and a long-term crisis looms.Africa,Agriculture,Flood,food shortages,Humanitarian aid,Malawi,Mozambique,Natural Disaster,NGOs,Peter Mutharika,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 27, 2015, 1:19 PM EST
  • A volunteer protests Repsol’s oil exploration off the Canary Islands, December 13, 2014. DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images

    Islanders relieved as controversial oil exploration ends following economically unviable results.Africa,Europe,Canary Islands,Lanzarote,Morocco,oil,oil exploration,Paulino Rivero,People’s Party,Repsol,Spain,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jan 16, 2015, 3:21 PM EST
  • Nevers Mumba (right) with other Zambian politicians in this photo from March 25, 2013. AFP/JOSEPH MWENDA

    Zambia’s main opposition leader Nevers Mumba said that if elected in January 20th’s presidential election he would review a new mining tax that otherwise would “paralyze” the economy.Africa,Barrick Gold,copper mining corporations,Edgar Lungu,Glencore,Mining,Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD),Nevers Mumba,Patriotic Front (PF),presidential election,Sata,Zambia,Zambia’s Parliament,Guest Contributor

    Published Date : Jan 06, 2015, 9:47 AM EST
  • Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan wants the governor of the central bank of Nigeria out while he tries to extend his stay as long as possible. Africa,Economy of Nigeria,Goodluck Jonathan,Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,Nigeria’s central bank,oil scandal,Olusegun Obasanjo,Sanusi Lamido Sanusi,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jan 10, 2014, 5:26 PM EST
  • Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. OLATUNJI OMIRIN/AFP/Getty Images

    The incumbent president tries to quickly end a fuel shortage that the opposition is using to bash him.Africa,elections,fuel,Goodluck Jonathan,Muhammadu Buhari,Nigeria,oil,refineries,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 04, 2015, 2:32 PM EST
  • Commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016.Africa,Africa Oil Corporation,Kenya,oil and gas,oil discovery,Somalia,Uganda,Uhuru Kenyatta,World Bank,Guest Contributor
    Published Date : Sep 29, 2014, 11:46 AM EDT
  • Ebola’s overall economic impact

    The largest economic impacts result from behavior associated with fear of contagion, not the disease itself. Africa,Ebola,Ebola virus disease,Guinea,Liberia,Sierra Leone,World Bank Group,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Sep 18, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT