Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ category

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital emerges from the shadow of war

Once rocked by war and ethnic tensions, Abidjan is again rising.

Business in Africa based on personal relationships, says scaffolding boss

“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

China, US both rivals and partners for slices of African pie

The US-Africa Leaders Summit revived debate on America’s efforts to catch up with China’s growing influence in Africa.

Unleashing Africa’s immense potential: Connectivity is critical

The economic payoff of greater connectivity could be immense.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

Can Mozambique’s growth story be sustained?

Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.

Local businesses should capitalise on Africa’s rising opportunities, says DHL

DHL highlights opportunities for African entrepreneurs and SMEs in the continent.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.

High interest rates strangling small businesses in Nigeria

Banks and microfinance firms charge prohibitively high interest rates and attach onerous requirements to loans.

Moving outside of Lagos: Five Nigerian cities with business potential

Looking beyond Lagos at potential for consumer facing companies in Nigerian cities.

Trans-African Highway remains a road to nowhere

The Trans-African Highway, a road network linking Africa’s major cities, is far from complete, 43 years on.

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.

Investors failing to see promise in Africa’s problems

Investment flows into Africa often don’t match up to the positive sentiment about the continent.