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The economic impact of the Kenya attacks

A new generation of Islamist militants is seeking to undermine a recent recovery of the tourism sector and to frustrate Kenya’s economic trajectory by staging a high-profile attack on expatriates and foreign businesses.  This is according to Dr Robert Besseling of EXX Africa. (more…)

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Africa needs a new infrastructure strategy to combat jobless growth

By Taona Kokera, Associate Director Infrastructure Finance at Mazars. One of the most concerning observations made in the recently released 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was that almost no progress has been made to grow sustainable economic opportunity for the African continent’s working age population, with employment having increased by only 0.2% over […]

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Africa needs a new infrastructure strategy to combat jobless growth

By Taona Kokera, Associate Director Infrastructure Finance at Mazars. One of the most concerning observations made in the recently released 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was that almost no progress has been made to grow sustainable economic opportunity for the African continent’s working age population, with employment having increased by only 0.2% over […]

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key […]

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‘Africa is not a country’ – business experts

Understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent. This was the key takeout of a special media roundtable event hosted by the Hollard Insurance Group, on the subject of “Business excellence and risk mitigation in Africa: the vital link”. (more…)

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Charting the route to successful mergers and acquisitions in Africa

The International Monetary Fund predicts that Africa will be the world’s second-fastest growing region in the period to 2020. This ensures that the continent will remain squarely on the radar of foreign companies and investors. South African companies too are eyeing opportunities across our borders in light of this country’s stagnant economic growth. Despite the […]

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Philanthropy: Wealthy people across Africa set their hearts on giving more to training and education

Job creation, training and education rank as the leading causes wealthy Africans are striving to support, according to the 2018 Wealth Report published by Knight Frank, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment’s global property consulting partner. (more…)

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