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Busting the myths about industrialisation in Africa

Africa’s need to aggressively pursue the industrialisation path has become more compelling.

Report highlights 2014 trends in mergers and acquisitions

The Deal Drivers Africa report forecasts M&A activity in Africa for next year.

Africa can lead in energy, agriculture and manufacturing

Young people “want the future to be no different from region to region and natural resources to be used wisely by all”.

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.

Fresh Life toilets: A small business project and social initiative

Saenergy provides a solution to budding entrepreneurs and the lack of clean toilets in Nairobi’s slums.

North Africa ideal for investment and expansion, says consultant

North African countries offer business opportunities in a range of industries.

Africa: Continent of advertising opportunity

“The vast majority of people will experience the internet for the first time on a small feature phone.”

DRC plans significant investments in power generation and agriculture

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

‘I want to be in the oil and gas game,’ says Kenya’s Gina Din-Kariuki

Businesswoman Gina Din-Kariuki invests in Kenya’s oil and gas industry.

Survey finds Africa’s growing economies fail to trickle down

Despite growth across the continent, the majority of Africans still live below the bread line.

Private equity inflows will account for ‘half of FDI into East Africa in five years’

East Africa is “an attractive destination” for private equity funding.

Kenyan startup offers buyers credit for a solar power system via mobile technology

M-KOPA enables low income households to buy a d.light solar home system on an instalment basis.

Zimbabwe is in a position to attract investors, says CEO

Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources will drive economic growth in the country.

Consumer growth is a reality in Liberia, says local Coca-Cola bottler

The Coca-Cola Company has a plan to empower women through its 5by20 programme.

High African growth rates distort the real development image

“How many times have you heard that many of the fastest-growing economies in the world at the moment are in Africa?”