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FDI flows to Africa threatened by global economic uncertainty

FDI flows to Africa threatened by global economic uncertainty

  PRESS RELEASE FDI flows to Africa threatened by global economic uncertainty – governments and investors gather to discuss possible solutions For African governments part of what is at stake are much needed foreign direct investments and access to affordable financing necessary to spur development and, specifically, to close the estimated USD900 billion infrastructure gap […]

Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy

Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy

    Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy projects in Africa with Uganda taking second place     Johannesburg 16 November 2016: Fieldstone Africa, the leading independent investment bank in the energy and infrastructure sector, issued the October edition of the Fieldstone Africa Renewables Index (FARI).   FARI, which is released three […]

DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

international Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and sexual violence. Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was convicted in March of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003. He was accused of […]

‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

A Danish man accused in South Africa of mutilating women's genitals says he had no role in the murder of his wife. In September, police found 21 packages containing parts of women's clitorises, as well as surgical equipment, in a freezer owned by Peter Frederiksen, 63. Weeks later, his wife, the state's main witness, was […]

Tanzania Inspires Electoral Hope for the Continent

Tanzania Inspires Electoral Hope for the Continent

In the midst of vast constitutional changes in the continent, one must congratulate President Jakaya Kikwete and his political party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) for allowing a new candidate to contest for the October 25th National election. This brings hope and inspiration at a time when some leaders have opted to prolong their stay by […]

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

The leader of last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Gilbert Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated two weeks ago after intervention from the army and West African leaders. The presidential guards' unit […]

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