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The economic costs of illicit financial flows in Africa’s extractive sector

Trade misinvoicing, which is a major aspect of illicit financial flows, is a bottleneck on Africa’s growth.

Resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

One of Tanzania's gold mining companies have been slapped with $190bn bill for revised taxes, interest and fines.

How Trump’s policies could hurt African mining

While a strong dollar should benefit African commodity exporters, it comes at a time when protectionist trade policies could reduce African export revenues.

Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

It is rumoured that a delegation from a prominent US carmaker recently visited Khartoum to scout for opportunities.

Why European companies need a long-term strategy in Africa

Africa is providing major European companies with great opportunities.

Aliko Dangote on why there are so few large African conglomerates

Dangote grew his trading business into a large value-adding producer, something few of his peers managed to achieve.

Recent Articles

  1. Post-sanctions Sudan: A unique opportunity for frontier-market investors?

    16 August, 2017
    It is rumoured that a delegation from a prominent US carmaker recently visited Khartoum to scout for opportunities.
  2. Why European companies need a long-term strategy in Africa

    10 August, 2017
    Africa is providing major European companies with great opportunities.
  3. Resource nationalism moves up a gear in Tanzania

    31 July, 2017
    One of Tanzania's gold mining companies have been slapped with $190bn bill for revised taxes, interest and fines.
  4. The economic costs of illicit financial flows in Africa’s extractive sector

    25 July, 2017
    Trade misinvoicing, which is a major aspect of illicit financial flows, is a bottleneck on Africa’s growth.
  5. Aliko Dangote on why there are so few large African conglomerates

    13 April, 2017
    Dangote grew his trading business into a large value-adding producer, something few of his peers managed to achieve.
  6. Dangote takes long-term view to build pan-African cement empire

    10 April, 2017
    While other manufacturers are struggling in Nigeria's tough economic environment, Dangote cement is performing strongly.
  7. Latin American lessons for Africa

    22 March, 2017
    We think Chile since the 1960s and Peru since the 1970s offer useful lessons for sub-Saharan African commodity exporters such as Zambia.
  8. Why 2017 could be a better year for Africa’s miners

    15 February, 2017
    Africa’s mining industry has been through a challenging few years.
  9. Virtual mines and floating hotels: Five interesting innovations at the Mining Indaba

    9 February, 2017
    Interesting products and services targeted at the mining industry.
  10. Mining Indaba: Even the food tastes better this year as optimism returns to the industry

    8 February, 2017
    There is newfound energy at this year's Mining Indaba, especially compared to the somewhat depressing event last year.
  11. How Trump’s policies could hurt African mining

    7 February, 2017
    While a strong dollar should benefit African commodity exporters, it comes at a time when protectionist trade policies could reduce African export revenues.
  12. Cornering Africa’s untapped B2B support services market: The story of Tsebo Group  

    23 January, 2017
    Company spots gap in the market.
  13. 2017 outlook for Africa – threats or opportunities?

    16 January, 2017
    2017 will be a critical year for Africa.
  14. Development in Africa is on a firm footing – here’s how to take it to the next level

    3 January, 2017
    2017 looks to be the year the countries hardest hit by the crisis seek to recover.
  15. Zambia: Ignoring golden rules of taxation can strangle your economy

    29 November, 2016
    The Zambian government should stop moving the goal posts.
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