Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ category

Thought leadership: Partnership key to infrastructure development

A solution to solving the infrastructure deficit? A close cooperation between businesses and the government.

Tony Blair’s principles for partnerships between African governments and investors

Tony Blair’s five principles that govern mutually-beneficial relationships between African governments and foreign investors.

Five African investment hotspots for 2015

I’m often asked where I’ll will be investing in the coming months and years? So here are five hotspots that I’d highlight for 2015.

How Alan Knott-Craig Jr is providing free Wi-Fi to townships

Alan Knott-Craig, of Project Isizwe, is partnering with governments to provide free public Wi-Fi, at a cost of only $0.09 per GB.

Ten world-class African infrastructure projects

A new KPMG report highlights 100 of the world’s top infrastructure projects.

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

How Africa can make the next quantum leap in trade

The opportunities for further growth in Africa’s trade are huge, but will only be unlocked if several structural issues can be overcome.

The changing face of Lagos

My recent visit to Lagos has changed my perception of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

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.