Features
MBA retains pole position as post-grad choice for Africa execs - Jack Hammer
05-24-2017 | 09:30:00
Top African leaders outside of South Africa overwhelmingly still opt for pursuing an MBA, counter to local trends which are increasingly seeing senior executives opt for other post-graduate qualifications.


[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer
05-23-2017 | 11:13:00
The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise.


Infrastructure summit calls for bolder action from private sector to reduce Africa's infrastructure deficit
05-23-2017 | 10:06:23
Africa's premier infrastructure summit has opened in Abuja, Nigeria. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of AFC, said: "In 2014 we held our inaugural African infrastructure summit, bringing together our expertise, knowledge and experience in infrastructure financing.


Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings - PwC
05-04-2017 | 09:57:19
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent.


Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report
05-03-2017 | 09:27:28
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.


[Opinion Piece] Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa
04-27-2017 | 09:56:00
This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.


Economic Growth in Africa is on the Upswing Following a Sharp Slowdown - World Bank
04-20-2017 | 11:28:00
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank.


Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes
04-14-2017 | 09:38:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.


[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria
04-06-2017 | 13:42:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.


[Column] Jaco Lotz: Growth in middle class drives private education boom in Africa
04-04-2017 | 14:44:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.


The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers - Professor Mark Graham
03-28-2017 | 10:00:00
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.


Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President
03-27-2017 | 11:43:00
Labour was competitive in Africa but was not a tradable asset, the President noted, adding, “at this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Edtech - A growth area for Africa
03-20-2017 | 10:56:38
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.


Samsung emerges Africa’s most admired brand
03-06-2017 | 11:01:21
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.


[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Africa challenges to Africa development
03-06-2017 | 10:40:25
The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated.


[Column] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat: Visible shift from expat to local for multinational leadership teams in Africa
02-28-2017 | 12:01:21
Global multinationals throughout Africa are increasingly filling their top leadership teams with executives from the continent – a move away from the historical trend of appointing mostly expats to key positions.


Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers - DHL
02-27-2017 | 10:13:28
International express services provider, DHL Express, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.


[Column] Korede Ologun: Nigeria’s Exchange Rate Policy - A Tale of Two Strings
02-23-2017 | 11:49:57
Nigeria’s exchange rate policy has been a blessing to some and a burden to many. Nigerians that earn in foreign currencies have had more than a 200% increase in their purchasing power in the last 2 years.


[Interview] Korede Ologun, Head, Research & Advisory, Helix Securities, Nigeria
02-16-2017 | 12:01:00
Korede Ologun of Helix Securities Limited interviews with Africa Business Communities on past and present economic situation in Nigeria:


44 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa survey say mobile data speeds will determine their next purchase
02-16-2017 | 11:40:44
Telecoms specialist adviser Analysys Mason has completed its annual series of Connected Consumer surveys analysing mobile customer behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa