Saudi Arabia hosts kingdom's first Africa summit, to boost ties, promote stability

bne IntelliNews November 13, 2023

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first ever Africa Summit, underscoring Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's (MbS) growing focus on African affairs.

IMF: China’s slowdown will hit sub-Saharan growth

Hany Abdel-Latif of IMF, Michele Fornino of IMF November 10, 2023

China has forged deep economic ties with countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years, making it the region's largest single country trading partner so China's economic slowdown will hurt Africa.

Zambia's copper pipe dream

bne IntelliNews August 29, 2023

Zambia has a plan to transform the economy, but its one that rests on precarious foundations. As the global landscape shifts towards renewable energy, demand for copper is expected to fly.

Zambia and Zimbabwe turnarounds display drastic dichotomy

Gary Kleiman of Kleiman International Consultants August 7, 2023

While Zambia has the outlines of a new debt beginning, Zimbabwe has yet to begin to dig out from political and financial choices that have isolated it from global capital markets and its own people.

Putin at 2023 Africa-Russia summit: Wiping debts, donating grain and boosting co-operation

bne IntelliNews July 30, 2023

Russia and Africa can work together to protect national sovereignty and put an end to colonialism, Russian President Vladimir Putin told African delegates at the 2023 Africa-Russia summit in St. Petersburg.