Economy and Security

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 07:01
Here are six issues brought into the spotlight as a result of the summit this week, reminding the world that things are improving for the people of Africa.
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 06:28
Cuba-watchers have paid close attention to the visits of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in recent weeks
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 08:31
In one short week in July, tension along East Africa's borders yielded nearly 120 deaths and one nasty lawsuit -- offering along the way vivid evidence of the dynamics that are shaping the region's future.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 06:07
In announcing pledges by U.S. companies to invest $14 billion in Africa, Obama said security is essential to prosperity.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 07:08
Ask Major-General Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., the top U.S. military officer in Africa, how he thinks U.S. and European-backed African troops are faring in their war on Islamist militants in Somalia, and his answer comes back smartly: "Pretty darn good!".
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 06:28
The United States will announce nearly $1 billion in business deals, increase funding for peacekeeping and commit billions of dollars to expanding food and power programs in Africa during a summit this week, U.S. and development officials say.
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 06:16
With seven of the world’s fastest-growing economies on the continent , and a rapidly rising middle-class , the emphasis of U.S. relations with Africa has shifted decisively to investment opportunities and partnership.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:17
Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt for the second time in 12 years, the holdout bond holders were left empty handed, and Federal Judge Thomas Griesa’s strategy to force Argentine to negotiate a settlement with the so-called venture funds failed.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 06:36
The mine [in the Central African Republic], owned by Canada's Axmin, was overrun by the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels more than year ago. It now forms part of an illicit economy driving sectarian conflict, despite the presence of thousands of French and African peacekeepers.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:05
The Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government.