Fastjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has called for removing its CEO and suggested for other restructuring. Though the African budget carrier has decided for keeping the CEO as an advisor for another year, but finally decides to address its founder’s call. However, the founder has accused the Fastjet CEO for representing unrealistic revenue forecast.
In the wake of the Al-Qaeda attack on a beach resort in Ivory Coast, the country’s president has tighten the security measures across the nation. Ivory Coast is striving to improve its economy, especially through foreign investment.
Economists and analysts have repeatedly been suggesting for devaluation of local currency in a bid to ease pressure on foreign currency reserves. But the Egyptian central bank has refrained from doing so considering surge in inflation. The inflation has been recorded as the lowest in February during the last six months and the bank has devalued the currency on Monday.
South Africa's output in the manufacturing and mining sector might not be a good sign to start the year right. More mining sites stopped their operations creating illegal mining. The president should do something as investors are skeptical on how he handles the country's economic situation.
Kenya Airlines has recorded an annual loss of $690 million during 2015. Following the ever largest corporate debacle in Kenyan history, the struggling national carrier has revealed bailout plan for $690 million. The plan needs to get approval in the board meeting scheduled to take place on Thursday.
South Africa's gold industry is degenerating along with its economy. With the shut down of many gold mines, many workers are laid off leaving them no jobs and no food. This forces them to mine illegally and make their lives in jeopardy.
The acquisition will create a second largest investment bank in Egypt. Sawiris acquired CI Capital Holding with its investment arm, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology.
The Zimbabwe government will now take control all of the mining fields in the country as the state is being robbed of its wealth. Billions of dollars have been stolen from the nation's treasure chest because of smuggling and swinding according to President Mugabe.
White people were once ruling and oppressive class in South Africa, As government wipe out the apartheid, unskilled white people are ousted and have to live in slums. There are more than 400,000 white people live in poverty.
Next week, Eskom will be paid the remaining balance from the bailout. Eskom CE Brian Molefe expressed frustration to learn that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that the funds will be withheld. Treasury informed that the fund will be transferred and is already being processed.
South Africa's unemployment rate drops to 24.5% in the fourth quarter due to increased employment in the finance industry which offsets job losses in agriculture and construction sector. But with the major sectors laying off jobs, and the cost cutting of the government will sure make the unemployment rate will rise again.
President Jacob Zuma is at the center of criticism over lack of infrastructure facilities to attract foreign capital and global companies. All quarters of the society are calling for government's commitment to restore business confidence on South Africa.
South Africa Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said in the Meeting Africa 2016 forum that the boost in tourism could benefit the local economy. Tourism has been increasing phenomenally in recent years as the government aims to invest more in the sector.
Africa's largest trading block is attracting attention of global investors and businessmen. The recent 'Africa 2016' investment forum held in Egypt had participation of over 1,500 businessmen and government representatives. Foreign investors have called for more reforms and policy changes among African nations.
The new budget for South Africa may witness a major focus on government spending, sluggish global economy and inflation. The debt component is also increasing to about 50 percent of GDP. Global rating agencies have downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating.