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Ivor Ichikowitz

Paramount Group’s tailored solutions drive African defence industry

Stability is fundamental to any country aiming to attract investment, according to Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO of South Africa’s Paramount Group, which offers everything from systems technology to fighter pilot training. He tells Natasha Turak how aerospace and defence act as hi-tech incubators and drive the continent’s industrial development.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Trump must not abandon MEA for Putin deal

US president-elect Donald Trump’s approval of Russian president Vladimir Putin is creating unease in the region, says Mazdak Rafaty.

Political unrest hits Ethiopia FDI

Violent protest could spell the end of Ethiopia’s impressive upward economic trend.

Babatunde Raji Fashola

Nigeria's power minister offers assurances on security

Nigeria's minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, tells Natasha Turak that the country is widening its energy portfolio, confronting security challenges, and generally working to reassure nervous investors.

Kenya railways

Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum has upbeat mood

Officials at a recent forum in London explained how Kenya is one of Africa's economic stars, and is attracting investment through its open and stable economy. However, security issues and a creaking infrastructure are still a cause for concern, as Sebastian Shehadi reports.

View from Middle East and Africa: no such thing as free internet access?

Facebook's 'Free Basics' programme, which is intended to provide free internet access to developing countries, may be stuttering but the need for web access in the poorest areas of Africa remains urgent.

Zambia and Zimbabwe appoint AfDB for hydro power project

Zambia and Zimbabwe kick off joint Batoka Gorge project by naming the African Development Bank as lead adviser. 

Liquid Telecom CEO talks up Africa expansion

Liquid Telecom CEO Nic Rudnik has declared his ambition to connect Africa to a fibre network. 

9/11 bill threatens US-Saudi investment

A vote by Congress to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could jeopardise promised investment, reports Sebastian Shehadi.

Chinese investment into Africa soars in 2016

China's investment into Africa continues to rise, with a significant increase so far in 2016 on last year's total, reports Simon Curtis.

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