Africa’s schooling without learning

By Atukwei Okai, ACCRA – As the school year began this September, there was welcome news for Ghana’s nearly half-million students entering high school: President Nana Akufo-Addo had fulfilled his campaign promise of free secondary education for children nationwide. He swore not only to do… Read More

Is Africa still rising?

By Brahima S. Coulibaly, WASHINGTON, DC – Between 2000 and 2014, Africa grew at a strong clip, fueling belief in the narrative of an “Africa rising.” But, since 2015, growth across Sub-Saharan Africa has weakened, and the poor outlook for commodity prices has cast doubt… Read More

Delta buys Zambia’s National Breweries

HARARE, October 13 (The Source) – Listed beverages manufacturer Delta Corporation, (Delta), says it is set to acquire a controlling stake in Lusaka Stock Exchange-listed sorghum beer company, National Breweries Plc (NatBrew), from its parent firm, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev).Company secretary Alex Makamure said… Read More

Simbisa FY PAT at $6,3mln

HARARE, October 2 (The Source) – Simbisa Brands reported a net income of $6,3 million, up from $5 million last year driven by an eight percent growth in revenue.   Revenue grew from $146,6 million in the same period last year to $158,9 million as… Read More

Dangote Cement bids for PPC

HARARE, September 14 (The Source) – Regional cement maker Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) on Thursday said it had received an offer from Nigeria’s Dangote Cement to acquire the company’s entire share capital.