Archive for the ‘Burkina Faso’ category

Will West Africa’s proposed ‘eco’ currency ever float?

Plans to launch a common currency flounder in West Africa.

Five African boom towns offering untapped opportunities

Across sub-Saharan Africa there are towns and cities experiencing fast growth on the back of new mining and oil projects or other business activities.

Francophone Africa’s technology sector worth investing in, says businessman

CTIC Dakar offers training, financing and links with industry players to tech startups in Senegal.

Rwanda’s improving business environment is turning heads

The 2014 Doing Business report ranks the East African country at 32nd place globally in ease of doing business.

Looking to do business in Burkina Faso? Seven things you need to know

Burkina Faso is seeing growth in its agriculture, mining and telecommunications industries.

Hospitality group expects ‘to make a lot of money’ in West Africa

Mangalis Management is an African hospitality group that wants to put Africa on the map.

South African retailers remain critical for the growth of Africa’s shopping malls

How we made it in Africa talks to Carlo Matta, CEO of Ghana-based Laurus Development Partners.

Ghana-based food manufacturer taking on established players

Food production company in Ghana believes it can compete with multinationals.

Shea butter nourishes opportunities for African women

The demand for shea butter has risen so much in recent years that African producers have started calling for fair prices for their labour.

Ranked: African countries that are the most welcoming to tourists

According to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013, Africa is home to three of the top 10 friendliest nations in the world.

Demystifying doing business in Francophone Africa

For many business people in the continent’s English-speaking countries, Francophone Africa remains a complex region.

The costs of being landlocked: a road trip in Africa

In October, we joined a 50-year-old driver from Burkina Faso, on a 750 kilometre journey to highlight the high economic costs faced by landlocked countries.

How a group of women in Burkina Faso started their own microcredit system

Olivier Nyirubugara investigates how a self-initiated microcredit system is boosting women’s business opportunities.

More African countries could turn to GM crops

Up to an additional seven African nations are expected to start with the commercial production of genetically modified (GM) crops by 2015.