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.
Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.
Middle Eastern countries are increasingly turning to African agriculture to solve their food shortages. However, concerns have been raised over the one-sidedness of these deals.
Following two consecutive years of declining investment, FDI into the Gulf Co-operation Council appears to be making a recovery in 2014.
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