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Putting the business into African agriculture: Africa has the potential to become the new global breadbasket but this will require a revolution in agribusiness. Aug 1, 2017 1092
Dangote turns to Nigerian agriculture. Aug 1, 2017 1075
A tale of two nuts: cashew shelling faces problems in Kenya but South Africa is having success with macademia processing. Aug 1, 2017 1017
A new reality for oil prices. Jul 1, 2017 1037
Shaky times for Pretoria: South Africa has entered recession, the outlook for the mining sector is uncertain and manufacturing growth has been disappointing. Jul 1, 2017 1408
Africa's pharmaceutical conundrum: the import of low-cost generic drugs benefits patients but holds back the growth of domestic production. Jul 1, 2017 916
Mixed fortunes for African aviation: accidents are decreasing and airlines are expanding, but finances are shaky and the realisation of a single aviation market is still a distant goal. Jun 1, 2017 898
East Africa's new railways lead logistics investment: Kenya's new standard gauge railway is the biggest improvement to its logistics since independence, and more is to follow in the region. Jun 1, 2017 827
Construction of ports will have ripple effects on trade: from Ghana to the Horn of Africa, massive investment is going into the expansion of container ports. Jun 1, 2017 846
250 Recovery proves elusive for Africa's major stocks: low commodity prices and devaluations have "contributed to a 4% fall in the overall value of Africa's Top 250 companies in our annual survey, but the changes have been far from uniform across the continent. Survey Jun 1, 2017 2617
Africa's urban infrastructure challenge: Africa is struggling to cope with rapid urbanisation, but solutions are emerging to the problems of its cities. Apr 1, 2017 1125
Financing infrastructure: there is a balance to be struck between securing funding and making services affordable. Apr 1, 2017 1040
Developing policies for sustainable urbanisation: for cities to be liveable environments, it is essential that urban services are integrated. Apr 1, 2017 999
Car manufacturing returns to Kenya: VW's investments in East Africa may herald the growth of a fully-fledged automotive industry in the region. Apr 1, 2017 1049
Ghana lays out its economic vision: fulfilling election pledges while cutting expenditure will be a major challenge for the new government in Accra. Apr 1, 2017 930
Plummeting oil revenue hits Lusophone prospects: commentators are increasingly pessimistic about the Angolan and Mozambican economies. Mar 1, 2017 1040
Lower rates of growth forecast for Angola: a big jump in oil prices would fix Angola's government finances, but this looks unlikely at present. Mar 1, 2017 995
Tricky times for Mozambique: problems with loan repayments, falling gas prices and insecurity are damaging Mozambique's hopes of climbing out of poverty. Mar 1, 2017 1050
Mixed fortunes for African retail: the revenues of the region's biggest retailers continue to grow, even if lower commodity prices have slowed some developments. Mar 1, 2017 2191
Libya's recovering oil fortunes: Libyan oil production has increased sharply over the past three months but the security situation remains unstable. Feb 1, 2017 1022
Price recovery buoys African mining: a rise in demand for raw materials could herald better times for African producers. Feb 1, 2017 919
Getting mining output back on track: as mining projects revive, new railways are being built to transport output. Feb 1, 2017 1085
Commodities recovery boosts South African mining: South Africa's mining industry is benefiting from rising prices, but some firms are unhappy about black economic empowerment legislation. Feb 1, 2017 1133
Will Ghana see change under Akufo-Addo? Ghana's new president needs to control public debt if he is to achieve economic success. Feb 1, 2017 972
Can Algeria break the mould? Jan 1, 2017 1245
Hands across the Sahara; Morocco is ramping up its economic interests south of the Sahara, prompting other north African states to consider following suit. Jan 1, 2017 1392
Low prices cut opportunities: low oil prices have brought new challenges to African oil producers, but the old problems of insecurity and poor governance remain. Oct 1, 2016 1095
A glimmer of hope for Delta oil: a ceasefire with Niger Delta rebels could help to end the attacks on oil installations that are devastating the Nigerian economy. Oct 1, 2016 996
Overcoming barriers to insurance. Oct 1, 2016 1087
Simplifying company risk: in Africa the risks are high and the ability to pay premiums is low, but microinsurers are finding ways to cut costs and simplify systems.. Oct 1, 2016 1078
Nigeria enters recession: the Nigerian government is struggling with low oil prices, a militant insurgency and a high rate of inflation. Oct 1, 2016 984
A bad time to look beyond oil? To provide jobs the Nigerian economy needs to diversify, but the way forward is not easy. Oct 1, 2016 1088
Boom time for indo-African trade: the rapidly growing volume of trade between Africa and India is strengthening existing cultural ties across the Indian Ocean. Oct 1, 2016 1012
Delhi opts for softly, softly approach: unable to match china's economic clout, India is seeking other ways to gain influence in Africa. Oct 1, 2016 1002
Strong banks in difficult times. Oct 1, 2016 1252
A time of change for agribusiness: a combination of old and new technology has the potential to revolutionise African agribusiness at a time when rainfall patterns are becoming more uncertain. Aug 1, 2016 1469
Coping with climate change: climate change will have a greater impact on Africa than any other continent. What can be done to allay its effects? Aug 1, 2016 996
Putting technology into agriculture. Report Aug 1, 2016 983
Nairobi counts its economic blessings: despite its problems, Kenya has one of the most diversified economies in sub-Saharan Africa and looks well placed to cope with global instability. Report Aug 1, 2016 1594
Making Silicon Savannah a reality: many African countries are seeking to become hubs for ICT innovation but Kenya appears to be winning out. Industry overview Aug 1, 2016 934
Nigeria's Ajaokuta steel plant: better late than never? After decades of delay and dispute, Nigeria's Ajaokuta steel plant could finally be brought into use, providing a much-needed source of industrial production. Aug 1, 2016 1146
Getting African trade moving: Africa is experiencing a boom in logistics investment, with container and rail projects currently attracting massive investment. Jul 1, 2016 1070
Competition drives Gulf of Guinea investment: as capacity demands increase, West Africa is witnessing a surge in deepwater port development. Jul 1, 2016 1068
Soft power matters: with China dominating trade and investment headlines, Japan is adopting a more subtle approach to engagement with Africa. Jul 1, 2016 1004
Japan leverages its aid to drive investment: the development of container ports in Mozambique and Kenya reveals the direction of travel for Japanese investment on the continent. Jul 1, 2016 1010
Fragmented skies hamper African aviation: getting around Africa continues to be a huge burden on business throughout the continent. Jul 1, 2016 981
Building African champions: Ethiopian Airlines remains the standout performer in Africa while some of its peers still have a lot of work to do. Report Jul 1, 2016 1034
Cocoa: the crop is not enough. Jul 1, 2016 1027
Kuala Lumpur looks west: Malaysian companies are becoming increasingly involved in Africa, underlining the more diverse range of international interest in the continent. Jun 1, 2016 998
Oil still matters: while Malaysia is actively encouraging diversified investment on the continent, its national oil company continues to play a critical role. Jun 1, 2016 989
WEF Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali this May provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to consider the power and potential of the digital revolution. Jun 1, 2016 1072
Rwanda takes centre stage: once the epitome of Africa's perceived deficiencies, Rwanda is fast becoming a model for development. Jun 1, 2016 1022
Winners and losers in an era of cheap oil: the impact of low oil and gas prices varies from country to country but the effects are not as straightforward as might be expected. Jun 1, 2016 2038
Zambia's copper crisis. Jun 1, 2016 1911
Africa's green growth imperative. May 1, 2016 1077
Who foots the bill? There is no concrete plan around how Africa is to finance green growth. May 1, 2016 1108
Top 250 African companies: a tough year but cause for optimism outside mining. Company rankings May 1, 2016 6167
Turkey's soft power play: the Middle Eastern country is pursuing unprecedented ties with the continent. Apr 1, 2016 882
Microstate Sao Tome looks to tourism: Sao Tome and Principe can learn the tourist lessons--both good and bad--of fellow Portuguese-speaking island nation Cabo Verde. Apr 1, 2016 1063
The rise of retail in sub-Saharan Africa: the rise of Africa's middle class explains the continent's burgeoning retail sector. Mar 1, 2016 1000
The unexpected leaders in Africa's retail development: some of Africa's smaller cities have seen a surge in retail developments--but for wide-ranging reasons. Mar 1, 2016 1152
Rivals respond to SABMiller takeover: the planned takeover of SABMiller by AB InBev is challenging other African brewers at a time of economic uncertainty. Mar 1, 2016 1031
Between a rock and a hard place in the Middle East: political tension in the Middle East and North Africa has harsh consequences for growth and investment prospects in the wider region. Mar 1, 2016 1062
Morocco's capital looks from oil to sun: a focus on renewable energy in Morocco offers a valuable alternative to oil imports. Mar 1, 2016 1111
Zambia makes the best of a difficult situation: low copper prices and power shortages will make it difficult for Zambia to reach its economic goals. Mar 1, 2016 1133
Chinese slump hits African mining: with falling prices and increased competition, it's vital for African miners to cut costs to remain competitive. Feb 1, 2016 950
Frontier producers hit hardest: some mining-dependent countries have had to cope with a toxic cocktail of low prices, high costs--and Ebola, and a knock-on effect on transport as well as production. Feb 1, 2016 1151
Buhari weighs up oil reforms: Nigeria's oil sector needs reform to encourage investment, but it is slow in coming. Feb 1, 2016 1063
Electoral uncertainty threatens Congolese progress: the fluid political situation and subsequent fears for concessions is likely to see overseas investors putting their plans on hold. Feb 1, 2016 1067
Infrastructure the key to economic development: investment is needed in power and transport infrastructure but seems unlikely to be forthcoming until the election issue is resolved. Statistical data Feb 1, 2016 998
Lusophone Africa faces commodities challenge: weakening demand for commodities and a record low oil price could threaten growth, requiring economic diversification. Jan 1, 2016 1029
Economic downturn offers mixed blessing: Africa's Lusophone countries could provide fruitful opportunities for Brazil and Portugal to bypass economic difficulties at home. Statistical data Jan 1, 2016 1016
Kenya's role in promoting African trade. Jan 1, 2016 1226
Putting solar power centre stage: arguably the most successful industry in Africa today, the ICT sector is entering a new phase of more mature, competitive, growth. Dec 1, 2015 997
CSP--the thermal option: concentrated solar power (CSP) is becoming the favoured option over photovoltaic as power utilities see its potential. Dec 1, 2015 998
East Africa's off-grid revolution: small-scale solar energy projects are springing up in Kenya and Tanzania to meet the booming consumer demand for electricity for mobile telecoms and banking. Dec 1, 2015 1139
Insurance sector banks on growth: low insurance penetration indicates scope for market growth. Dec 1, 2015 1070
Expanding established sectors: New Islamic finance laws could drive market growth in the north and west. Dec 1, 2015 993
Opening new frontiers: developing the insurance market is linked with banking inclusion. Statistical data Dec 1, 2015 1071
Addis achieves success through control. Dec 1, 2015 1067
Building the economy from the ground up: Ethiopia is focusing on major transport and energy infrastructure projects to transform its economy. Dec 1, 2015 1034
Agriculture better but still not good enough: Ethiopia's periodic problems with food security are prompting action on outdated agricultural practices. Dec 1, 2015 1022
A maturing sector puts pressure on operator revenue: arguably the most successful industry in Africa today, the ICT sector is entering a new phase of more mature, more competitive, growth. Nov 1, 2015 994
Making every user count: with new customer acquisition slowing, operators are developing strategies to maximise the value of their existing user base. Market overview Nov 1, 2015 1000
Taking bandwidth the last mile. Nov 1, 2015 1030
Libyan oil in turmoil: ongoing political divisions and the continued existence of two state oil companies are stalling oil exploitation. Oct 1, 2015 1000
Sonatrach to spend its way out of trouble: low oil prices have had a big impact on Algerian government finances. Oct 1, 2015 1003
Production recovery for Cameroon: despite falling oil prices, Cameroon is scaling up production and expanding its refinery capacity. Oct 1, 2015 607
Progress at last on Eastern African LNG: liquefied natural gas projects look likely to come on stream across East Africa after delays. Oct 1, 2015 1049
Tokyo eyes African potential. Aug 1, 2015 1028
From Singapore to the world: economic ties between Africa's one billion people and Singapore's 5.4m are likely to grow, but it is to be hoped that it is a relationship that becomes increasingly bilateral. Jun 1, 2015 2408
Oil: winners and losers. Cover story Feb 1, 2015 3175
Sustainability now the name of the game. Feb 1, 2015 2112
Crunch time for African Cities. Cover story Jan 1, 2015 2314
Pharmaceuticals in Africa: is the industry in Africa fit for purpose? Dec 1, 2014 1388
India, China challenge big pharma in Africa. Dec 1, 2014 1582
African think-tanks: practical solutions to practical problems. Cover story Nov 1, 2014 2899
A steady year for African banking. Oct 1, 2014 3959
Choppy waters ahead for South African banks. Oct 1, 2014 1212
Oil & gas adapting to a changing universe. Oct 1, 2014 1352

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