Business & Economy

Western populists risk killing safari industry 

With the West imposing racist Covid-19 quarantine laws against travellers from Africa, the future of the continent’s lucrative safari industry hangs in the balance. And, as Britt Collins discovers, a collapse in tourist numbers not only risks pushing millions into…

The latest African business news

Port Harcourt Nigerian-born Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) first African and first woman Director-General when she commenced her role on March 1, 2021. The term of the position runs until August 31, 2025. Her candidacy for…

Africa's flying chemists

It’s the airborne delivery service that’s transformed healthcare provision in Ghana and Rwanda. And with medical drones about to take to the sky in Nigeria, Andrea Dijkstra discovers they may soon play a key role in the continent’s Covid vaccine rollout, too. While many…

Kenyan riders embrace electric bikes

Africa’s cities may soon be less noisy and polluted, says Andrea Dijkstra, reporting on a new rent-to-buy electric motorbike taxi service in Nairobi. Motorcycle taxis – known in Kenya as ‘bodabodas’ - are responsible for more than 50 per cent…

Post-Brexit Ecowas deal dead on arrival

A new twist in the proposed UK-Ecowas pact may have dashed any hope of a Brexit bonus for West Africa, reports Francis Ezem. Britain may have left the European Union (EU) as planned at the start of the year, but…

Ethiopian denim queen glams up Dubai

Ethiopian designer Feiruza Mudessir talks to Judy Cogan about her streetwear stylings, and how she’s creating an Ethiopian-inspired oasis amid the bling and skyscrapers of the UAE. Feiruza Mudessir opened her first stand-alone store at The Westin Mina Seyahi hotel…
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