The Business of Agriculture receives boost as AGRF opens

Over 500 leaders of African countries from more than 40 nations will gather in Lusaka, Zambia for the Africa Green Revolution Forum as the forum kicks off on the 7th of October, 2015. Industry leaders, civic organizations, youth and women organizations and key stakeholders are also expected to grace this year’s forum.                                                 […]

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How to win in Africa: Why a fistful of dollars alone won’t get you far

How to win in Africa By David Storey, Ernst & Young While conditions in Africa are highly conducive toward growth, too little attention has been paid to the human resources required to drive this growth. More specifically, it is important to understand how workforces across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are positioned to support, participate in and […]

African entrepreneurs are jack of all trades reveals new study; but can they be masters of all?

How many times have you met an entrepreneur from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya or any other African country and had him tell you, “oh by the way, I also run a printing business” just after telling you about his electronics business? A new study by IMANI Research has put into print this social phenomenon of African […]

Nigeria and Ghana to be among the fastest growing economies in the world in 2012 [Renaissance Capital]

Nigeria and Ghana are expected to be among the world’s fastest growing economies in 2012 says investment banking and research firm, Renaissance Capital. According to the company’s global Chief Economist, Charles Robertson, in 2011, Ghana was the fastest growing economy from a total of 43 markets driven mostly by its oil industry. Read our post […]

“The Changing Face of the African Consumer:” McKinsey releases Africa Consumer Market Survey

A new consumer market survey conducted by research firm, McKinsey, jointly carried out with TBWA shows that the steady growth of Africa’s population, coupled with the growing optimism of the continent’s future and the increase of the middle class will play decisive roles in what the continent’s fate will be. Damian Hattingh, an associate at […]

Central Bank of Nigeria adds $500 million in Chinese Yuan to its reserves

In what has been described as a bold move by Economists around the world, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently added $500 million worth of Chinese Yuan to its reserves. This was reported exclusively by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). According to WSJ, CBN intends to buy seven times worth that amount in Chinese […]