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Nigeria: Investors ditching banks for fixed-income securities


Savvy investors are pulling their deposits out of banks, where interest rates are in the single digits, and placing them...

Barclays Africa Revamps Strategy in Return to Its Absa Roots


The Johannesburg-based bank plans to revert back to the Absa Group Ltd. name, as it was known before Barclays Plc took c...

Gambia: Barrow shifts economy out of doldrums


Gambia’s new leader, Adama Barrow and his administration inherited a bankrupt economy when they took office a year ago. ...

Tanzania revives the ‘green gold’


Sisal was formerly a major export earner for Tanzania. Now, as demand grows, the government has plans to vastly increase...

Sierra Leone faces close election result


Sierra Leoneans went to the polls on 7 March. The incumbent president, Ernest Bai Koroma, will not be on the ballot. Thi...

The making of Smart Mauritius


Mauritius is developing seven smart cities – at a cost of $3.5bn – that will be autonomous in renewable energy, water su...

Africa's Helios Plans IPO Seeking $2 Billion-Plus Value


Helios Towers Plc, one of the largest sub-Saharan telecommunications tower operators, plans an initial public offering i...

Customization is the next frontier in East Africa's ride-sharing wars


More than two years after it launched in Kenya, the ride-hailing app Mondo Ride has closed a second financing round of $...

Ramaphosa's Lieutenants: Inside South Africa's New Cabinet


Nene named finance chief, Gordhan to oversee state companies. Mantashe is mines minister, Radebe gets energy portfolio.

"We don't make a lot of noise!", says Ghana returnee, NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona, Managing Partner, N. Dowuona & Company


Less than seven years after launching her company in Ghana, NanaAma Botchway-Dowuona has earned her stripes as a leading...

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