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Articles from African Business (July 1, 2020)

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AFBD ROLLS OUT $10BN COVID-19 WAR CHEST: The African Development bank (AfDB) moved swiftly to set up a Covid-19 Response Facility that will provide up to $10bn to African governments and the private sector to tackle the disease and mitigate suffering that results from the economic downturn and job losses. Versi, Anver; Ford, Neil 1835
Africa is fully committed to AfCFTA despite delay to start date. Mene, Wamkele Interview 1160
AFRICA IS PRIMED FOR POWER FROM HYBRID MICROGRIDS: Caterpillar's Hybrid Energy Solutions Manager, Rob Schueffner, provides an update on the company's advanced microgrid technologies and how they can shape the future of power generation in Africa. Schueffner, Rob Interview 1153
African airlines face mass bankruptcies without government assistance: Many of Africa's airlines were in poor financial shape before the Covid-19 crisis, but the ensuing loss of revenue is driving most of them to the brink. Collins, Tom 1150
AFRICAN ENERGY IN FIGURES: Africa is taking to renewables to improve energy access, but gas is set to play a major role in providing baseload supply. 1047
An index of apartheid: Jacob Dlamini's book gives a brutal account of the apartheid state and the enemies that it hunted, interrogated, tortured and assassinated. Williams, Stephen Book review 997
Back to school in Africa: Five lessons learned so far. Grob-Zakhary, Randa; Bollington, Andrew 1173
BADEA SUPPORTS CLEAN ENERGY IN AFRICA: Dr Sidi Ould Tah, Director General, of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) talks to us about the bank's future plans and its reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Interview 1003
CATALYSING AFRICA'S ENERGY TRANSITION: Dr Kevin Kariuki explains how the African Development Bank is supporting the continent's energy transition at a crucial time. Interview 1878
China-Africa relations enter new era as easy money dries up: China has lent over $150bn to African countries in nearly two decades, but as concerns mount over repayment, the nature of the China-Africa relationship is set to change for good. Thomas, David Cover story 2642
China-Africa relations should survive economic disruption: ICBC Standard Bank's chief China economist is confident that China-Africa relations will continue to deepen. Masie, Desne Interview 694
CLEAN COOKING: AFRICA FALLS BEHIND: Always regarded as an urgent issue, access to cleaner cooking techniques for the poorest Africans has become even more of a concern as a result of Covid-19. Lewis, Ian 564
Covid-19 boosts Africa's e-learning market. McBain, Will 1324
Covid-19 could accelerate Africa's digital transformation: The pandemic has caused a tough time for Africa's online businesses, but in the long-run it may help them find another gear. Taylor, Liam 1288
COVID-19 IMPACTS AFRICAN AIRLINES. 337
COVID-19 IMPACTS INVESTORS' ENERGY STRATEGIES: A survey by African Business magazine has found that African energy investors are worried about the fallout from Covid-19 but remain generally confident about the continent's prospects. 1086
Covid-19 sparks digital banking rush: Many customers who previously avoided e-payment services are being converted following the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Nwadike, Michael 829
DOMINION PETROLEUM: A LEADING OIL DISTRIBUTOR IN WEST AFRICA: David Jones-Mensah, the MD of Dominion International Petroleum Ltd, describes how his team built this wholly-owned Ghanaian company into a leading supplier of petroleum products across West Africa. Interview 1287
EASTERN PROMISE: Elsewedy Electric sees major potential in East Africa's energy market, as Regional Director Ibrahim Qamar tells James Gavin. Qamar, Ibrahim Interview 1207
ENERGY TRANSITION SET TO REGAIN MOMENTUM AFTER PANDEMIC. 2178
ENGIE PLAYS THE LONG GAME IN AFRICA. Interview 1130
Entrepreneurs take the wheel in Africa's development. Games, Dianna 1034
Ethiopian Airlines moves from passengers to cargo as pandemic bites: Ethiopian Airlines has turned to cargo flights to generate income during the Covid-19 crisis, but its long-term plans will be under threat without a strong recovery in passenger traffic. Collins, Tom 1234
Facebook's subsea cable promises cheaper, faster internet: 2Africa, a 37,000km-long subsea cable around Africa, could bring cheaper internet to hundreds of millions of Africans by 2024. McBain, Will 1225
FINANCING THE ENERGY TRANSITION: If renewable energy is to drive future growth, Africa will need to do more to attract finance and investment. Gavin, James 1655
FIRMS THAT INVEST IN TALENT WILL EMERGE STRONGER. Adcock, Rupert Interview 1713
Football's return offers cause for cheer. Thomas, David 498
Full speed ahead for Nigeria's broadband expansion? High right of way charges imposed by states for laying fibre cables have stunted broadband expansion in Nigeria for years, but an end to the problem may now be in sight. reports, Linus Unah 1030
GHANA'S POWER SECTOR RESILIENT IN THE FACE OF COVID-19: Joseph Cudjoe, Deputy Minister of Energy responsible for Finance and Infrastructure, tells us how he sees Ghana's power sector developing in the aftermath of Covid-19. Interview 1185
GROUND SHIFTS FOR THERMAL POWER: As renewables mount a growing challenge, Neil Ford reports on thermal projects across Africa. 1859
HOUSING AS THE ENGINE OF REVIVAL IN POST COVID-19 AFRICA. Chimphondah, Andrew 1663
INDUSTRY'S HEAD TURNED BY RENEWABLES: Africa's energy transition is creating opportunities for industrial users to tap into non-fossil fuel supply sources--delivering greater reliability and improved prices. Gavin, James 1379
LARGE HYDRO IS BACK IN FASHION. 1174
LEADING THE WAY ON RENEWABLES: Siemens Gamesa's Onshore CEO Alfonso Faubel talks to us about renewable energy potential in Africa, the company's operations, and expansion plans in the continent's fastest growing markets. Faubel, Alfonso Interview 2151
MARKET REFORM ESSENTIAL TO ATTRACT PRIVATE CAPITAL: Mobilisation of a greater proportion of private capital into transitional energy projects in Africa must be a key influencer for policy decisions. Connor, Rory 1203
MINI GRIDS: A BOON, GIVEN THE RIGHT SUPPORT: Mini grids can be expensive to set up, but can bring huge benefits to African households and businesses, where the funding is available. Lewis, Ian 1030
OFF-GRID POWER TAKES OFF: Social and economic benefits of off-grid electricity are being felt across the continent. Lewis, Ian 1165
OLAM AFRICA--OUR EMPLOYEE VALUE PROPOSITION: Yves-Roland Alliman, General Manager, Human Resources, explains how the Group sets up its employees for success by investing in skills and excellence at all levels. Alliman, Yves-Roland 606
Pandemic investment trends: big firms and small tickets. 277
PAY-AS-YOU-GO SOLAR REAPS REWARDS: PAYG off-grid solar is bringing electricity to millions. Lewis, Ian 759
POWER IS ONLY HALF THE STORY: We need to combine the energy impact of our work with positive economic impacts for the communities where we build our plants, says Lekela CEO Chris Antonopoulos. Antonopoulos, Chris 1149
REMAINING RESILIENT AND ADAPTABLE: In this wide-ranging interview, Hassan El-Houry, the chief executive of National Aviation Services, discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the company's operations. Interview 1222
RENSOURCE SCALES UP ITS NIGERIAN OFFGRID SOLAR BUSINESS: Ademola Adesina, the Founder and Chief Executive of Rensource Energy, talks to us about the growth of this successful and scalable renewable energy startup in Nigeria. Interview 1185
Silver linings for Africa from Covid-19. Gopaldas, Ronak 1720
Southern Africa's tourism industry desperate to reopen. Marima, Tendai 1124
STEPPING IN WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH. Interview 1139
The new normal: Africa's airspace after Covid-19: How will Africa's already beleaguered airlines adapt to the new economic realities of the post-Covid-19 world? Collins, Tom 1287
THE RISE OF GRID-SCALE RENEWABLES: Uptake of grid-scale renewables is uneven but they are becoming a more attractive option. Ford, Neil 2414
TRANSFORMING THE AFRICAN ENERGY SECTOR. Interview 1219
Turaco mezzanine debt instrument achieves key objectives for borrower: 54 Capital and African Alpha Investment Partners have successfully pointed investors' attention towards Turaco, a value-adding manufacturing group in Ethiopia. Ndem, Richard 1339
WELCOME. 556
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHANGE YOU PREDICT FOR HR AS A RESULT OF COVID-19? 971
World Bank focuses on economic recovery. Yaiche, Hichem Ben Interview 1158

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