Global instability is nothing new, but the past few years have seen numerous flashpoints come to the fore around the world. This leaves many companies in a quandary over whether to stay in an unsettled location, how to insure themselves, and how to keep the locals on side should they choose to stay put.
Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.
The availability and connectivity of mobile phones in Africa has resulted in a hike in telecommunications investment in the continent in recent years, coupled with an explosion in innovation. But, asks Barbara Njau, is this boom sustainable?
Upcoming presidential elections may prove a game-changer for Mozambique, but what impact will the surrounding political uncertainty have on foreign investment?
Delays to large-scale energy projects are at risk of making such deals uneconomical for investors, according to a new study by global consultancy Ernst and Young.
On a recent visit to the US, Burkina Faso's president, Blaise Compaoré, set out his plans to court US private investment.
Wages are on the rise in China, presenting an opportunity for other developing countries to make a play for cost-conscious investors that might have otherwise looked to China. Morocco’s minister of industry, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, tells Courtney Fingar that Morocco is firmly in the mix.
While Johannesburg remains way out in front when it comes to African international finance centres, competition is emerging in Casablanca, Lagos and Rwanda. And though reputational issues may dog much of the continent, it would seem that South Africa will not have everything its own way in the coming years.
While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.
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