Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ category

Is South Africa still considered the gateway into Africa? Yay or nay?

KPMG economist talks about South Africa’s value as an entry point for business in Africa.

Bridging the divide: Africa’s diaspora willing to invest back home

Africans living abroad can help reduce poverty by investing back home.

A look at Africa’s bumpy roads and rails

Unprecedented investments in Africa’s ground transportation are hardly enough.

Watch out South Africa, Nigeria is on the rise

The West African nation has set itself an ambitious target of becoming one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020.

Internet access is no longer a luxury across Africa

Fibre-optic internet cables could leap-frog Africa into the future.

Kenya setting the scene for business in East Africa, says analyst

Anna Rosenberg finds that Kenya is ahead of other East African countries in many areas.

Burundi – more than black coffee and banana beer

This landlocked East African country has good potential for growth.

Meet the Boss: Willem Alexander Hondius, CEO, Jambojet

The CEO of Kenya’s new low-cost airline advises entrepreneurs to learn from their disappointments.

Busting the myths about industrialisation in Africa

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

Unlocking Africa’s mining potential: The IFC’s three areas of development

Consolidating maps of where minerals lie and developing local procurement and infrastructure are key to mining in Africa.

Under construction: ‘Niger is like a newborn country’

After a decade of little growth, Gaïcha Saddy is positively surprised by recent development projects in Niger.

Guinea opening up to the outside world, but investors need a long-term mindset

Despite perceptions of instability, Guinea is developing, with the government promoting its potential.

Kenyan architect goes a long way in solving sanitation issues in slums

By building toilet and shower facilities David Kuria’s Ecotact has greatly improved hygiene in informal settlements.

South African retailers have much to gain in Nigeria, says Broll

Despite Woolworths’s failure, there are big opportunities for South African retailers in Nigeria.

Africa ‘has potential to grab global manufacturing opportunity’

Africa should focus on developing a range of economic activities and the skills to match these.