Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Why it’s prime time to invest in Egypt now

Business research company Infomineo explains why it decided to set up its second African office in Egypt.

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm

Last month leading mobile company Kirusa bought out Ghana’s Saya.

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

Martin Tronquit, managing partner of research firm Infomineo, looks at five misconceptions about Africa.

Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set up restaurant in Nairobi

“Succeeding in Kenya depends on how much patience and risk appetite you have.”

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

China, US both rivals and partners for slices of African pie

The US-Africa Leaders Summit revived debate on America’s efforts to catch up with China’s growing influence in Africa.

21-year-old Zimbabwean questions Obama on US ‘targeted’ sanctions

Entrepreneur asks Obama some critical questions about the US’s relationship with Africa.

10 key quotes from the US-Africa Leaders Summit

How we made it in Africa looks at some of the key quotes and points that came out of the summit.

Why Carlyle Group CEO is bullish about private equity in Africa

If there is going to be a great explosion in private equity, it will be in Africa, says David Rubenstein.

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

Fund manager explains why he is investing in Zimbabwe

“I far prefer to invest in companies where things are dire and the dire scenario is expected to persist.”