• 48 S.A. business delegates visit the DRC with an eye toward investing in post-conflict development.Africa,Agriculture,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Investment and Trade Initiative,Operation Thebe,Samsung Electronics Africa,Solar energy,South Africa,Sub-Saharan Africa,United Nations,Michael Lerner

    Congolese flag. AFP PHOTO/STEFAN HEUNIS via Getty Images
  • Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and MEDEF President Pierre Gattaz in Paris 9/15/15. AFP PHOTO / ERIC PIERMONT

    President Muhammadu Buhari's trip to Paris pays off with more French defense assistance and investment.Africa,Europe,Boko Haram,economy,France,Francois Hollande,MEDEF,Muhammadu Buhari,Nigeria,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Sep 16, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT
  • A traditional African village in Mozambique. Getty Images

    The country has identified 24 "development poles" for agriculture projects that may turn into SEZs.Africa,Agriculture,agro-business,food security,Mozambique,natural gas,special economic zones,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 26, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT
  • Namibia’s Skeleton Coast. Getty Images

    A moratorium on marine phosphate mining expired, but more environmental research still needs to be done.Africa,Lev Leviev,LL Namibia Phosphates,Namibia,seabed phosphate mining,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Aug 12, 2015, 11:58 AM 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
  • An Ivorian farmer hold cocoa beans on April 6, 2015 in Abidjan. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images

    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

    Published Date : Jul 06, 2015, 9:13 AM EDT
  • 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