US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa. EPA-EFE/Shawn Thew
US still sees Africa as important. But it must learn from past mistakes

In December last year the US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, in which he outlined the Trump administration's new Africa strategy.

By Maria Ryan 5 hours ago

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African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agencies

The rising gap between developmental needs and available financial resources - including poor revenue collection - has pushed sub-Saharan African governments to consider different options to support their budgets.

By Dr Misheck Mutize 1 day ago

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance, said Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) deputy executive secretary Giovanie Bih, speaking at an African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) event in Marrakesh, Morocco, ahead of the fifth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD).

18 Apr 2019

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More than just a pretty place: Mauritius still preferred by fund managers

Not just the ultimate holiday stop, Mauritius is also a preferred jurisdiction for fund managers looking to establish African-focused funds. The island's main competitive advantage is its proximity to the jurisdictions that African-focused funds invest in, but it is also business oriented and regulation friendly, with enviable tax efficiencies. It is known for the high quality of its administrative and professional service providers and is generally less expensive than competing fund administration hubs in Europe and the Channel Islands.

By Michael Denenga & Nicole Paige 17 Apr 2019