Regional ICT integration is very much on the agenda.
UAE’s low-cost airline Flydubai is increasing its routes to several destinations in northern and eastern Africa.
The ravages of war are not being felt only in South Sudan.
Sudan’s boom years ended when South Sudan seceded in 2011.
“Investors should focus on positioning themselves on the right side of policy, as opposed to politics.”
There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years.
Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.
Two African cities are included in the top 10 of a recent ranking of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates.
Oil, gas and mining developments could have positive spill-over effects for the rest of the economy.
Economic progress does not just depend on having impressive numbers of GDP growth, high-rise buildings or first-class highways.
Selling satellite phones, electronics and heavy vehicles is Ian Cox’s business.
“It definitely takes a strong heart to decide to work in South Sudan.”
Instability in South Sudan could negatively affect foreign investment and economic growth in the region.
Recent violence in South Sudan could erase much of the country’s progress since independence.
“It has been a year that has tested business and the capacity of business to survive at a time like this.”