• 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

    A winemaker shows his winery in the Swartland region of South Africa, November 28, 2014. JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images
  • 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
  • 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
  • The negative economic impact that the disease carries with it has long-term effects, as the African Union urges countries to lift Ebola related travel bans.Africa,ArcelorMittal,Ebola,International Monetary Fund,Kenya,Liberia,Nigeria,Randgold Resources,Senegal,West Africa,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Sep 08, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT
  • Africa aid

    While $134 billion flows into sub-Saharan Africa each year, $192 billion is taken out, mainly in profits made by foreign companies, tax dodging and the costs of adapting to climate change.Global Economy,Africa,Aid,Brain drain,G8,International development,Poverty,Sub-Saharan Africa,Tax haven,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Jul 16, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT
  • Africa's energy sector currently accounts for 13% of advertised roles that pay more than $170,000 for oil and gas professionals, only after EuropeAfrica,Middle East,Algeria,energy sector,GlobalData,London,Natural resources of Africa,oil and gas exploration,oil and gas professionals,Poland,Tanzania,Tunisia,United Kingdom,Von Essen Group,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jul 14, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT
  • Mergers and acquisitions transactions have reached pre-financial crisis levels and show increased confidence in Africa.Africa,energy industry,Gross domestic product,investment banking,M&A,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Jun 26, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT
  • China has launched a $2 billion fund to be underwritten through the African Development Bank and disbursed over a 10-year period. Africa,Asia-Pacific,African Development Bank Group,China,Donald Kaberuka,United Nations,Zhou Xiaochuan,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : May 23, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT