Archive for the ‘DRC’ category

East Africa over the next 20 years? Expert shares his thoughts

East Africa’s star has been shining bright, but what does the future hold for the region?

Seven reasons to pay attention to the Swahili language

Swahili could become a more important language, and anyone looking to Africa should pay attention to it.

Transparency needed to curb Africa’s loss of $38bn through trade mispricing

The Africa Progress Panel reports that Africa loses more through illicit outflows than it receives through foreign investment.

Six ideas to make a success of your African-based business in 2014

DHL country managers provide tips on doing business across the continent.

Low income earners the core market for powdered milk maker Promasidor

How we made it in Africa looks at Promasidor’s business strategy in Kenya.

UK finance group invests $18.1m in agribusiness in the DRC

CDC invests in Feronia to support the ongoing rehabilitation of a palm oil plantation business.

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.

China in Africa: New challenges beyond the commodities super cycle

There are indications that China’s activities in Africa will be more varied in future.

Getting the private sector involved in infrastructure development in SADC

The SADC recognises the importance of public-private partnerships in funding development projects.

Africa’s ‘glass with attitude’

Diamonds continue to be an important resource and source of wealth in many African countries.

How can African countries capitalise on the current geopolitical changes?

“The once dominant influence of the West is diminishing and it will have to metamorphose a new relationship with Africa.”

DRC plans significant investments in power generation and agriculture

The DRC’s planned energy project is also aimed at alleviating poverty and aiding industrialisation.

Meet the Boss: Manu Chandaria, industrialist

Now in his eighties, Manu Chandaria is concerned about Kenya’s poverty levels.

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.

Why companies new to Africa should first focus on smaller countries

Michael Wood gives advice to companies looking to enter African markets.