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South Africa needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

Apartheid-era interventions and recent court decisions are leaving key parts of the economy in a cul-de-sac – and taxpayers are footing the bill.

Nigeria’s currency woes mean it is no longer Africa’s largest economy – for now

Nigeria has lost its title as Africa’s largest economy (measured in US dollars) to South Africa.

Beware of pundits talking about seismic political shifts

Politics has not changed as much as it appears, writes Charles Robertson.

Ghana could be fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Despite the low oil prices, Ghana is attractive to investors for several reasons, says Ecobank.

Angola is diversifying from oil

In order to remain a stable, growing country, it also needs to address its economic inequality.

Oil and gas to be major attraction for private equity over next 12 months

A recent EY survey reveals 43% of private equity investors plan to deploy capital into oil and gas by first half of 2017.

Recent Articles

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    Nigeria: The long road ahead

    23 November, 2016
    It’s been a tough year for Nigeria.
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    South Africa needs to get out of its petrochemicals cul-de-sac

    21 November, 2016
    Apartheid-era interventions and recent court decisions are leaving key parts of the economy in a cul-de-sac – and taxpayers are footing the bill.
  3. Angola's capital Luanda one of the world's most expensive cities.

    Angola is diversifying from oil

    15 November, 2016
    In order to remain a stable, growing country, it also needs to address its economic inequality.
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    Naira floats again, but not freely enough

    12 November, 2016
    Fund manager writes about his recent trip to Nigeria.
  5. Donald Trump speaking at an immigration policy speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Gage Skidmore

    Beware of pundits talking about seismic political shifts

    12 November, 2016
    Politics has not changed as much as it appears, writes Charles Robertson.
  6. Ghana's offshore oil industry contributed significantly to the country's economic growth over the past two years.

    Ghana could be fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

    21 October, 2016
    Despite the low oil prices, Ghana is attractive to investors for several reasons, says Ecobank.
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    Is Nigeria losing its investment appeal?

    6 October, 2016
    Falling commodity prices, coupled with the depreciation of the naira, have contributed to the reduction of Nigeria’s attractiveness as an investment destination in general.
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    Opportune time for Africa oil and gas industry to consider change

    22 August, 2016
    The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent.
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    Nigeria’s currency woes mean it is no longer Africa’s largest economy – for now

    11 August, 2016
    Nigeria has lost its title as Africa’s largest economy (measured in US dollars) to South Africa.
  10. discusses expansion plans for his company and why now is the time to invest in Africa.

    Africa’s richest man plans refinery to end Nigeria’s fuel woes

    13 July, 2016
    By refining oil at home, Dangote says importation will end.
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    Can oil diversify Uganda’s economy?

    11 July, 2016
    A lot of optimism and hope is riding on the 6.5 billion barrels of crude oil in the Lake Albert basin.
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    Oil and gas to be major attraction for private equity over next 12 months

    11 July, 2016
    A recent EY survey reveals 43% of private equity investors plan to deploy capital into oil and gas by first half of 2017.
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    Tullow Oil to ramp up activity in Kenya and looks to SMEs for partnership

    4 July, 2016
    Tullow Oil is set to intensify drilling activities in Kenya towards the end of this year, with plans to produce ‘early oil’ by the second half of 2017.
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    Airlines pull out of Nigeria as its economy tanks

    6 June, 2016
    United Airlines flies daily between to Lagos – Nigeria's largest city – and the US city of Houston, Texas. But not for much longer.
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    Oil at $50 a barrel: Better times ahead for Africa’s crude producers?

    3 June, 2016
    The oil price has risen substantially from record lows.
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