Mozambique becomes Africa’s preferred banking hub

Foreign retail banks show preference for Mozambique as the location for their African operations.

Reforms see Egypt upgraded

Ratings agency acknowledges the fiscal reforms implemented by the Egyptian government.

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

The worth of risk

Where to go, when to stay: the perils of risk assessment in 2014

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. 

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

What now for African telecoms

What now for African telecoms?

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? 

Mozambique elections fail to deter FDI

Upcoming presidential elections may prove a game-changer for Mozambique, but what impact will the surrounding political uncertainty have on foreign investment? 

More than half of energy projects miss deadlines: EY

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.

Burkina Faso targets US investment

On a recent visit to the US, Burkina Faso's president, Blaise Compaoré, set out his plans to court US private investment.

Moulay Hafid Elalamy

Morocco's minister of industry looks to fill the China gap

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.

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2011/12

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