Africa economy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21093/all en East Africans step up plans for their own “euro” http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120116/east-africa-euro-zone BRUSSELS — Despite Europe’s woes, some in Africa say a euro-style single currency could bring major benefits for the regional economy.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120116/east-africa-euro-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Business Europe Kenya Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:06:00 +0000 Paul Ames 5687646 at http://www.globalpost.com Bosco Ntaganda: Congolese fugitive repeats his crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/bosco-ntaganda-congo-child-soldiers%20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 'Terminator' is forcing new child soldiers into his militia in eastern Congo, reports Human Rights Watch. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> NAIROBI, Kenya &mdash; <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/101209/congo-army-abuses-rights" target="_blank">Bosco Ntaganda</a>&nbsp;is the bogeyman of eastern Congo.</p> <p> He is the source of the current fighting that has so far forced at least 8,000 people to flee their homes over the borders to Rwanda, and he is wanted by the International Criminal Court for<a href="http://www.icc-cpi.int/menus/icc/situations%20and%20cases/situations/situation%20icc%200104/related%20cases/icc%200104%200206/icc%200104%200206" target="_blank"> war crimes, including the recruitment of child soldiers</a>.</p> <p> This week the ICC prosecutor leveled <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120514/international-criminal-court-terminator-bosco-ntaganda-congo" target="_blank">additional charges of crimes&nbsp;against humanity</a> against Ntaganda.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120430/bosco-terminator-ntaganda-troops-take-over-dr-congo-towns" target="_blank">Bosco &#39;Terminator&#39; Ntaganda&#39;s troops take over eastern Congo towns</a></strong></p> <p> In April Ntaganda, known as &#39;The Terminator,&#39; deserted from the&nbsp;Congolese army into which he had been integrated under a 2009 peace deal.&nbsp;Hundreds of his loyal troops followed him in the mutiny. Ntaganda&#39;s&nbsp;move came soon after his former rebel commander, Thomas Lubanga, was&nbsp;himself <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/congo-thomas-lubanga-found-guilty-using-child-soldiers" target="_blank">found guilty by the ICC of recruiting child soldiers</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/bosco-ntaganda-congo-child-soldiers%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Political Risk On Africa Wed, 16 May 2012 13:39:52 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5704425 at http://www.globalpost.com China vs. US: Who’s better for Africa? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121121/china-vs-us-who-s-better-africa <p>China has pledged billions toward Africa&#39;s development, but what does this mean for the continent&#39;s attitude toward the US?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/121121/china-vs-us-who-s-better-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Business Emerging Markets Aid Energy Politics Global Economy Technology Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:00:03 +0000 Matthew Welch 5726747 at http://www.globalpost.com Tip-toeing into Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/africa/130416/africa-investment-business-economy-gdp-risks <p>MANAMA, Bahrain &mdash; &ldquo;Africa Rising&rdquo; shouted the cover of Time late last year. Proctor &amp; Gamble&rsquo;s CEO, Bob McDonald, in global retail a figure akin to the Pope, dubbed Africa &ldquo;the next frontier&rdquo; in a January speech. And yet, in spite of a decade in which many sub-Saharan African countries have grown at 6 percent and more, wariness persists, and not just among Western hacks eager to write self-aggrandizing stories of misery and famine in far off lands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/africa/130416/africa-investment-business-economy-gdp-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Ghana Want to Know Emerging Markets Kenya South Africa Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Michael Moran 5817693 at http://www.globalpost.com Is this the end of expensive air travel in Africa? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/130428/africa-budget-airlines-tanzania-ghana <p>JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &ndash; An upstart airline may be the first pan-African carrier to bring affordable flights to a continent known for its bad roads and prohibitively expensive air travel.</p> <p>African economies are booming, but getting around can be a nightmare. In addition to poor road infrastructure, passenger trains are few, and flights can be costly, with scant inter-African connections. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/130428/africa-budget-airlines-tanzania-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Companies Ghana Want to Know Kenya South Africa Sun, 28 Apr 2013 10:17:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5826337 at http://www.globalpost.com Survey: Africans say continent's macroeconomic growth isn't helping them http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131001/survey-africans-say-continents-macroeconomic-growth-isnt-helping <p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; The findings of the latest Afrobarometer survey of 34 countries, released Tuesday, puts into sharp relief the continent&rsquo;s much-vaunted GDP growth rates by looking instead at the daily lives of Africans, who say they are not benefiting from economic growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131001/survey-africans-say-continents-macroeconomic-growth-isnt-helping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa economy Ghana Somalia Want to Know Sudan Kenya Nigeria South Africa Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:53:13 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5949400 at http://www.globalpost.com Making agriculture 'sexy and sustainable' in Mali: Q&A with Salif Niang http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/making-agriculture-sexy-and-sustainable-mali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Malian entrepreneur attempts to reduce farmer losses in his country by helping privatize the rice industry. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarika Bansal </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ASPEN, Colo. &mdash; At last year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">World Food Prize</a>, Nigeria&rsquo;s Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina, presented on the state of the African agriculture industry. He repeatedly said, &ldquo;We need to see agriculture in Africa as a business. That is the only way it will grow.&rdquo;</p> <p>Seeing agriculture as a charitable activity to alleviate poverty, he claimed, has not worked. In some African countries, up to 80 percent of the <a href="http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2012/10/23/boost-for-tanzania-agriculture-sector">population</a> works in food production. Despite this, under-nutrition is still responsible for an annual 3.5 million <a href="http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/frh/child-and-adolescent-health/programme-components/child-health.html">child deaths</a> across the continent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/making-agriculture-sexy-and-sustainable-mali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa economy Mali Health Global Pulse Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:23:53 +0000 Sarika Bansal 6204594 at http://www.globalpost.com