fDi Markets’ list of top foreign investors in 2013.
Tourists are flocking to Dubai, with figures for 2013 looking impressive and new hotels being constructed on a regular basis.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, attracting high levels of investment and creating millions of jobs. But what does it take to become a tourist hub, and is big investment alone enough to attract a mass influx of visitors?
The rise of smart cities in sub-Saharan Africa is causing ripples of excitement in technology circles, but while so much of the region remains cut off from power supplies and the most basic of infrastructure, just who will benefit from this smartening up?
Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.
Inward investment into Nigeria's communications sector more than doubled in 2013, compared with 2012.
Recent oil discoveries in Kenya do not detract from the country's long-term need for renewable energy sources, according to the managing director of Firefly Solar, a designer and manufacturer of off-grid, solar-powered generators.
For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.
Angola’s work to improve its infrastructure is paying dividends in terms of foreign investment into the country’s mining and financial services sectors.
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