Sub-Saharan Africa is a continent burdened by major economic crises...

Australian businesses will have the chance to explore trade and investment opportunities in West Africa during a mining mission led by Austrade.

The eurozone is still struggling and Africa is suffering with high food prices but the number of tourists coming to Australia is growing and the credit rating of some Asian countries is rising, according to EFIC's latest newsletter.

The Australian Trade Commission has appointed a new trade commissioner position for Accra, Ghana, for the expansion in growth areas of West Africa.

In the concluding part of this Africa Telecommunication opportunities series, it is important to understand that Africa still has major challenges to overcome before the Telecom sector matures to advanced standards as applicable in many developed economies.

Blogger Frank Aneke takes us through the opportunities in telecommunications in Africa.

Frank Aneke writes on the opportunities available in Africa's expanding oil and gas sectors. "19 African countries are currently among significant contributors to the global oil and gas market. New African oil producers such as Ghana are on their way to join the global league of oil & gas exporters."

Australia has formally established diplomatic relations with the world's newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan.

The Australian Government will help 275 African officials visit Australia next year to learn from Australia's mining experience.

BLOG: Africa is the word on everyone's lips at the moment, as the world's last great emerging market matures. David Thomas breaks it down.