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Why Africa needs Asia to reach its growth potential

Asia is poised to play dominant role in Africa’s future growth in the wake of Brexit.

South Africa: Still the gateway to Africa?

Looking at its transport infrastructure, location and internal opportunities.

The company trying to make northern Nigeria a tech hub

Changing the region’s work culture is half the battle.

Djibouti’s strategic location presents opportunities for investment in logistics

We talk to the Africa Finance Corporation's head of heavy industries to learn more about Djibouti’s opportunities for private sector infrastructural investment.

Ecobank identifies five hot spots for investment in Africa

Some countries are still growing fast on the back of increasingly diversified economies, an expanding consumer class and rising capital inflows.

Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, gateways to east Africa

The Kenyan and Tanzanian ports are the most important in the region.

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    Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, gateways to east Africa

    1 December, 2016
    The Kenyan and Tanzanian ports are the most important in the region.
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    Addis Ababa airport – a view into a parallel world

    18 November, 2016
    The four hours I spent waiting for my next flight provided some comfort in the wake of Trump, Brexit and growing nationalism.
  3. Liberia forest 200x240

    Developing new sources of growth in Liberia

    15 November, 2016
    Infrastructure improvements and commercial gold exports will help diversify the economy.
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    The company trying to make northern Nigeria a tech hub

    14 November, 2016
    Changing the region’s work culture is half the battle.
  5. Cape Town, South Africa

    South Africa: Still the gateway to Africa?

    8 November, 2016
    Looking at its transport infrastructure, location and internal opportunities.
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    Why Africa needs Asia to reach its growth potential

    4 November, 2016
    Asia is poised to play dominant role in Africa’s future growth in the wake of Brexit.
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    Why does it still take so long to drive across Africa?

    1 November, 2016
    Google Maps very optimistically estimates that it would take 75 hours to drive non-stop from Lagos to Nairobi.
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    Rethinking capitalism in Africa

    1 November, 2016
    Despite its challenges, Africa is the last capitalist frontier.
  9. Aerial view of the solar plant of Ouarzazate, central Morocco, Thursday, Feb.4, 2016. Morocco unveils what's billed as the world's biggest solar plant, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing push for renewable energy. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    Foreign investment: Is it spurring African growth?

    18 October, 2016
    Lower growth rates mean that attracting foreign investment is key to the continent's future.
  10. Dar es Salaam has been identified as a future commercial hotspot.

    The rise of Africa’s megacities

    3 October, 2016
    Dar es Salaam, Casablanca, Nairobi and Khartoum poised for megacity status.
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    South Africa’s new ‘Transformer’ trucks could cut logistics costs by 20%

    30 September, 2016
    These hybrid vehicles can be used on both road and rail.
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    Giving wings to Africa’s regional integration

    21 September, 2016
    Though Africa is home to 15% of the world’s population, it accounts for less than 3% of its total air traffic.
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    Sketchy infrastructure an impediment to growth

    6 September, 2016
    Inadequate infrastructure limits the continent’s economic progress, but funding roads, ports, and power projects is difficult.
  14. Djibouti consumer developing rural informal poverty Lake Assal 200x240

    Djibouti’s strategic location presents opportunities for investment in logistics

    2 September, 2016
    We talk to the Africa Finance Corporation's head of heavy industries to learn more about Djibouti’s opportunities for private sector infrastructural investment.
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    What Africa can learn from Sheffield’s investment deal with China

    23 August, 2016
    Leaders on the continent have not shown enough commitment to ensuring equitable partnerships with China.
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