Archive for the ‘Infrastructure’ category

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.

Will Africa’s natural resources boom benefit the poor?

Anand Rajaram highlights the need to ensure revenues from oil, gas and mining benefit African populations.

Kenya warned against economic complacency

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde applauds Kenya’s recent economic gains.

What does the failure of Woolworths say about Nigeria?

Woolworths may not have succeeded in Nigeria, but many other South African retailers are doing well.

Five lessons learnt from doing business research in Africa

Conducting business in the continent can often be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.

Crisis in South Sudan shows major business risks remain in parts of Africa

Recent violence in South Sudan could erase much of the country’s progress since independence.

Addressing the need to open Africa’s skies

At present over a quarter of air routes in Africa are served by only one carrier.

Four things you need to know about doing business in North Africa

Despite their geographical proximity, the countries of North Africa vary greatly. While some nations are still dealing with the effects of the Arab Spring, it is business as usual in others.

Addressing Africa’s infrastructure deficit

When it comes to addressing the infrastructure deficit in Africa, it’s all about the preparation.

Moving goods in Africa – what you need to know

Tielman Nieuwoudt offers advice on supply chain management in Africa.

China’s investment in Africa is positive, says advisor

The Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence is focused on improving relations between Africa and China.

Google tailors products to African markets

Most Africans access the internet via their phones, affecting how Google develops new services.