Tag: Africa

Trans-African Highway

Nine Highways under Construction   Launched in 1971 by UNECA, it is actually a network of nine highways whose envisioned connections among one another would cover a combined total of 60,000 kilometres across the continent. One of these planned highways would stretch 8,000 kilometres between Cairo and Dakar; another for 8,000 kilometres between Cairo and […]

The seller of Nigerian bread

The seller of Nigerian bread became a model by chance The photographer Ty Bello realized that the image she had taken in Lagos to portray the Nigerian singer Tinie Tempah contained one more person, not foreseen in the photo shoot. She was tall and slender, with a haughty bearing in a red tunic. In place […]

Energy is a critical component

By Stanley Opara   South Africa and leading energy conglomerate in Africa, Sahara Group, have expressed worry over what they described as insufficient harnessing of Africa’s energy sector potential in the continent. They said achieving a robust energy sector remained the most critical component of the levers Africa requires to leapfrog into the Fourth Industrial […]

Big Africa

In our experience, the instinct of most businesspeople is to underestimate Africa’s size and potential as a market and overestimate the challenges of doing business there.       Romano Pisciotti teaches at the Rome Business School in Lagos

Maserati Levante 2019 by Italmotor.Africa

Force of nature Maserati has a history of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds. It started in 1963 with the legendary Mistral. Then came the Bora and the Khamsin. And recently the Levante joined the illustrious Maserati range. The wind that bears its name blows across the Mediterranean and can change from […]

Sub Saharan African economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing as fast as expected, here’s why: Sub Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth is slower than expected, according to the October 2018 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies by the WorldBank. The average growth rate in […]

Ghana

Ghana, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world this year, is a tiny microcosm of forces that are radically reshaping Africa’s interaction with the world.   A new group of outside powers — from China to Brazil and from Russia to Turkey — is gaining a commercial and strategic foothold across a vast continent […]

Business in Africa

According to the latest ranking Africa Investment Index 2018 (AII), Morocco is the most attractive economy for investments directed to the African continent. The kingdom is characterized by a particularly favorable business environment, a low risk profile, the size of its economy (5th African power) and strong social capital factors, the report notes. According to […]

Networking

You need networks:   Networking and creating word-of-mouth still remain crucial for most businesses to succeed in a new market. Don’t think that you will be able to access these easily. Either choose a good local partner, or employ local people with established networks. It is extremely difficult to understand the business dynamics of a […]

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