Former Barclays head Bob Diamond is reportedly teaming up with private equity group Carlyle. Former Barclays Chief Executive Bob Diamond is teaming up with private equity group Carlyle to prepare a bid to buy the […]Read More ..
Ashish Thakkar talks to The Huffington Post about the Mara Group’s 20th anniversary and life as a serial entrepreneur. Ashish Thakkar’s Twitter biography doesn’t identify him as “Africa’s youngest billionaire,” or “CEO and founder of […]Read More ..
China’s influence in Africa has grown rapidly over the last decade. Although China’s economy is not growing as fast as it did in recent years, the Asian superpower remains quite visible in many parts of […]Read More ..
The apparent end to the commodity super-cycle has sent shock waves across the global economy. It has sparked turbulence in world stock markets, put pressure on currencies, and fuelled major concerns about prospects for growth […]Read More ..
The World Bank and other development partners have revealed that the total money transfers by African migrants to their region or country of origin surged by 3.4% to $35.2 billion, in 2015. The sum which […]Read More ..
Vimal Shah is a business tycoon and CEO of Bidco, East Africa’s biggest edible oils manufacturer and a major marketer of baking, personal hygiene and cleaning products as well as animal feeds. Shah, whose father […]Read More ..
Rwanda is one of the 10 most attractive nations in Africa for investors, according to the 2016 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Index. The country was ranked ninth and the second most preferred investment […]Read More ..
There is no doubt that China means business in sub-Saharan Africa. Its investment in the region rose from next to nothing in 2004 to $3.1 billion (£2.1 billion) in 2013. In the same year, according […]Read More ..
Rhetoric that attributes slowdown in African economy to China is unreasonable. The truth is China has brought Africa tangible interests on the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation rather than empty promises. For starters, frequent high-level […]Read More ..
Millennial influence has gone global. In addition to disrupting everything from how Americans work to how they buy groceries, this demographic is having an impact overseas, a big impact. Take Africa, for example: Millennials now […]Read More ..
STANDARD Bank is facilitating business development between clients from the East Africa region and South Africa through its 2016 East Africa Trans-Regional Conference in Kenya. Running until Thursday in Nairobi, the conference will provide delegates […]Read More ..
The idea that Africa’s development depends critically on science, technology and innovation is embodied in the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This document emphasizes economies that are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. But the […]Read More ..
Despite slowed growth across the continent, Africa remains a major hospitality destination for tourists and business so investors are planning 30% more hotels this year than they did in 2015, says a new report. The […]Read More ..
By training one million young Africans with digital skills in the next year, Google GOOGL +0.56% is hoping to grow the continent’s digital economy and change the nature of its media and advertising industries. With […]Read More ..
Washington: The vast majority of companies that received money from the World Bank’s private lending arm last year to finance investment in Africa’s poorest region use tax havens, a campaign group has said. A total […]Read More ..
Google is rolling out new training platforms in a bid to train 1 million young Africans in digital skills within the next year. In partnership with Livity Africa, Google has set a goal of training […]Read More ..
Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer which is controlled by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, on Sunday began the construction of a new $1 billion cement factory in Okpella, Edo state, in Nigeria’s southern region. According […]Read More ..