Archive for the ‘Sierra Leone’ 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.

West Africa/Ebola: Getting the right narrative and focusing on the bigger picture

Ebola is a major tragedy and need to be fought with all necessary resources, yet there are bigger economic issues out there to watch.

Ebola: 50% of multinationals have no policy to deal with pandemics

New survey reveals many global companies are not prepared to cope with pandemics.

Ranked: African cities with the top potential for inclusive growth

The 2014 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index ranks 74 cities in terms of their potential for inclusive growth.

Private equity firm transforms palm oil business in Sierra Leone

A blend of private equity and development finance aligns returns with food security and job creation.

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

Plans to launch a common currency flounder in West Africa.

Seeing investment opportunities in post-war Liberia and Sierra Leone

The West Africa Venture Fund hopes to stimulate economies affected by years of conflict.

Nursing Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector back to health

The government is urging Sierra Leoneans to decrease their over reliance on rice by eating other crops.

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

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

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.

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.

Redefining development equity in Africa

Private equity firm Phatisa discusses its role in development and investment across the continent.

How Indian vehicle manufacturers are winning in Africa

Since 2008 Indian car exports to African countries have grown 160%, shows report.

Helping Africa win more inclusive deals for its oil and minerals

Natural resources-driven wealth often does not translate into prosperity for African populations.

From army officer to UT Bank CEO: Interview with Prince Kofi Amoabeng

Ghana’s Prince Kofi Amoabeng speaks about the growth of his financial services business.