India's government has announced billions of euros worth of investment in infrastructure, as part of the country's recovery from the economic slump linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The finance minister unveiled a public spending package totalling more than €470 billion for the next financial year, including money for roads and railways. Also today, we look at the New York Times' deal to buy the popular online game Wordle.
Chinese private investment in Uganda is growing while Westerners are losing appetite to put money to work in the country, President Yoweri Museveni told Reuters, pledging to step up efforts to tackle corruption which has made slow progress. Museveni, in power since 1986 and one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, said Uganda was working to sign a number of deals with Chinese private sector lenders in sectors from agro- and fertilizer-processing, minerals processing or textiles.
21 Oct 2021
Experts question whether Google's planned $1 billion investment in Africa stands to benefit the continent in the long term. Instead, some see it as another avenue for big tech companies to acquire budding start-ups.
7 Oct 2021
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces that the tech giant will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa. Internet reliability is a problem in Africa where less than a third of the continent's 1.3 billion people are connected to broadband, according to the World Bank. But the continent, where nearly half the population is under 18, is a promising market.
22 Apr 2021
The United States is "falling behind" China in their competition to lead the world in the field of renewable energy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says during a speech in Annapolis, Maryland.
19 Feb 2021
Years ago, young Nigerians couldn't think of buying US stock. Now at the tap of a button on Bamboo, they can own a Tesla or Amazon stock. Co-founder of Bamboo, Yanmo Omorogbe speaks on how Bamboo grants quick and easy access to the US stock market.
15 Jan 2021
Nigeria, Africa's largest country by population is also forced to depend on the limited amount of Covid-19 vaccines produced internationally. Here are the reasons why Nigeria can’t produce COVID-19 vaccines now.
Sowore, four others arraigned over New Year's eve protest, Broadcaster Larry King out of ICU and more
4 Jan 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
3 Jan 2021
Leaders of EU and China have tentatively approved an investment pact that Brussels hopes will open up lucrative opportunities despite concerns about Beijing's record on human rights.
11 Dec 2020
Rise is an investment company that provides people living in Nigeria with dollar-denominated investments in the US and other markets to enable them to earn returns that make investing worth it. Rise brings the best investments from around the world to everyone in Africa and beyond in order to create wealth for the continent.
28 Jun 2020
With a 25 per cent to 40 per cent forecast decline in foreign direct investment to Africa, different countries in the region will be looking to reposition themselves to take full advantage of the low FDI flows as a source of revenue that has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Ministers from the ECOWAS region are calling for a coordinated plan to re-open cross border trading. Sam Chidoka, Managing Director and CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
5 Apr 2020
One of the most venerable American investment banking houses has relaxed employee dress codes. We were shocked by the move at first – but then we saw a potential upside. You, too?