Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Morocco making a name for itself in aeronautics sector

The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.

Côte d’Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners

Only 35% of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa is processed inside the country.

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Retail in Nigeria – a lucrative business for those who get it right

A new generation of Nigerian consumers is drawing retailers from all over the world.

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers

How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.

British shoe maker Clarks eyeing African opportunities

British high street footwear brand Clarks is set to double the number of stores it has in Africa.

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.