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“There is no lack of ambitious plans. It is in implementation that Africa falls short,” Dolika Banda, CEO at ARC

When you have scaled the heights of both the US and Europe’s financial sector, risen through the ranks of the world’s principle development finance institutions, been a director at the largest pan-African bank, and steered the Africa department at Britain’s most important investment corporation, you might be forgiven for deciding, at some point, to rest on your laurels and take a prolonged break.

Will commodity prices rebound in 2018?

At the end of 2016, many commentators were bullish about the prospects of commodity prices rallying this year due to the world’s major producers cutting supply to bolster prices and Donald Trump’s plans for an American infrastructure boom.…

Don’t let the sun set on democracy in Africa

The role of governments is to manage institutions that promote development, good governance and the rule of law, while making efforts to empower their citizens and increase their role in the governance of the country.…

Outlook 2017: More of the same?

While the presidential election in Ghana did not receive as much global attention as elections in the US and Europe, the West African state’s peaceful contest signaled hope at a time when the continent has been reeling from economic stagnation.…

Analysis: Lungu’s winning populism faces biggest test

As the news of Edgar Lungu’s victory in Zambia’s presidential election reached government strongholds, hundreds of elated supporters took to Lusaka’s streets, dancing and singing in the evening sunshine.…

Lungu declared winner in Zambia election

Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner in Zambia’s presidential elections, repelling a strong challenge from veteran rival Hakainde Hichilema amid opposition claims of electoral fraud. …

Glasenberg: Glencore committed to Africa

Glencore is committed to mining in Africa despite its recent decision to mothball operations in Zambia and the DRC, according to chief executive Ivan Glasenberg.…

Zambia wrestles with mining future

For rural communities dotted along Zambia’s Copperbelt, talk of decline in the mining industry might seem a little premature.