Africa-China exports fall by 40% after China slowdown South Africa hosted a China-Africa summit last month cementing ties between the two African exports to China fell by almost 40% in 2015, China’s customs office says. […]Read More ..
Africa’s economic prospects in 2016: Looking for silver linings 2015 was a tough year for African economies. But many of the problems of 2015 could get worse this year, from lack of demand for […]Read More ..
Dangote Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote typifies the new “African lions” whose business empires are winning a competitive edge over foreign multinationals because of their better grasp of local markets. “In emerging markets, there is no […]Read More ..
On the Forbes 2015 ranking of 144 Best Countries for Business in the world, Ghana ranks 79th and 8th in Africa. Ghana is ahead of countries like Senegal, Tunisia, Namibia and the Seychelles. Some of […]Read More ..
The World Bank has ranked Swaziland eighth of top 10 African countries suitable for doing business, APA can report on Saturday.The Washington-based institution says the regulatory environment is more conducive to starting and operating a […]Read More ..
ADDIS ABABA (HAN) October 31, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional food Security Initiatives News. Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn has addressed the gathering of African and Indian Heads of state at the Third India-Africa […]Read More ..
PM Modi on Thursday described India and Africa as bright spots of hope and economic opportunity and offered technology and credit to match rival China at a summit with more than 40 African leaders. […]Read More ..
Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France’s Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite, part of Facebook’s Internet.org platform to expand internet access […]Read More ..
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the Inaugural Session of the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned on the charm for African leaders on Thursday, […]Read More ..
Internet penetration in Africa is at 18 percent, according to a 2014 African digital report published on socialmediaweek.org. That’s around 205 million of Africa’s 1.1 billion people. Over the past year, this number has increased. […]Read More ..
Mauritius beats Singapore as the world’s top route for foreign investment to India and is a hub for thousands of firms managing half a trillion dollars in assets. But there are only a sprinkling of […]Read More ..
The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power. By Alex de Waal. Polity Press. AT ONE of the many peace conferences to try to end the bloody conflict […]Read More ..
Kenya still remains the most preferred investment destination in East and Central Africa region, according to Kenya Investment Authority. This comes after the World Economic Forum released a report on Global Competitiveness that placed Kenya […]Read More ..
Excitement about investment opportunities in Africa is often considered to be a sign of a market that has reached its zenith. With no low-hanging fruit in developing Asia or the advanced economies, analysts desperately turn […]Read More ..
Did you know that entrepreneurship has been in decline in the US since 2008? More businesses are closing each year then being formed. This decline in start up activity is not only creating a net […]Read More ..
A LONG line of smoke-belching lorries clogs the highway for miles outside Mombasa, Kenya’s main port. They are waiting to collect shipping containers that they will haul across 1,200 grinding kilometres to Kampala, Uganda’s capital. […]Read More ..
Leading international law firm ‘Addleshaw Goddard’ to present at AfricaBusinessForum.com 3rd Investment Meeting
Leading international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard’s Africa Business Group will be presenting the ‘Investment Potential of Africa’ at the Africa Business Forum in Dubai on 17 Oct 2015. Addleshaw Goddard have for many years advised […]Read More ..
Africa is now positioning itself as a major business hub for overseas investors, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) latest Economic Insight report. Where aid was the traditional source […]Read More ..
Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development. Even before the ribbon […]Read More ..
Turkish Airlines (THY) ranks first in connecting Africa with the rest of the world, a senior official of Turkey’s flag carrier said on Sept. 28. Company Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Temel Kotil also […]Read More ..
Business rescue has a big role to play in encouraging new investment into Africa, says EY. This is because, although private equity firms have raised over $25 billion for investment into Africa, only half of […]Read More ..
Former President Bill Clinton is taking viewers to East Africa through virtual reality. In a seven-minute movie, viewers with special goggles will be able to follow Clinton’s travels. Footage was captured last spring with 360-degree cameras. […]Read More ..
Colorado Springs feels like a long way from the poor neighborhoods of Kampala, in Uganda, and Kigali, in Rwanda. But that’s nothing compared to the gap between a small father-and-son business, and the overwhelming clean […]Read More ..
Africa needs to make sure it gets “the best deal possible” for its natural resource exports, particularly with its largest trading partner China, to protect itself from global market turbulence, according to the new president […]Read More ..
On August 14, a compressor failed at the Soraz oil refinery near Zinder, Niger, crippling one of the very few pieces of industrial infrastructure in one of the poorest countries in the world. The thing […]Read More ..
High-speed mobile internet could give a boost to developing economies. The roll-out of high-speed mobile connectivity in Africa and India is demonstrating yet again how emerging economies can leapfrog traditional developmental stages to accelerate their […]Read More ..
A 2014 report from the Migrating for Work Research Consortium (MiWORC), an organisation that examines migration and its impact on the South African labour market, found “People born outside the country were far less likely […]Read More ..
China’s slowdown is rippling across Africa and these three nations are the most exposed, relying on demand from the Asian economy for almost half their exports: Republic of Congo, Angola and Mauritania. Oil accounts for […]Read More ..
Anand Mariappan spends his days at Microsoft building data-analysis tools largely designed for people like him. That is, office workers accustomed to high-resolution computer monitors, lightning-quick Internet and the creature comforts of a modern office […]Read More ..
South Africa’s Sindiso Khumalo hopes you like the fact that her clothes are made in Cape Town and “sweatshop free”. But most of all, the London-based designer hopes you want to buy them because you […]Read More ..