With my car’s engine still running, two wide Ghanaian smiles beam down at me through the passenger window. The car door opens with handshakes and a hearty welcome to the Accra Arts Center. Located on High Street/28th February Road, the National Center for Cultural Arts (as it is formally known) is the place [...]
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Ghana’s capital Accra is fast becoming one of the leading business hubs in Africa. The city is also featured as number 2 in our piece on the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in Africa. Many business travelers to West Africa find Accra to be close enough to access Nigeria’s large [...]
There are a lot of resources to figure out where to go and what to take on safari, plenty of articles to tell you how beautiful Victoria Falls is, but how do you get the inside scoop on traveling to Africa if your agenda is all business? Africa.com’s editors are [...]
With direct flights from New York, London, and Washington, D.C., Accra, Ghana is a thriving, trendy city. Bustling with nightclubs, restaurants, and shopping, Accra has plenty for the cosmopolitan traveler to consume. Here’s our insiders list of what’s hot on the local scene.
Africa has exciting growth prospects – favorable demographics combined with natural resources create tremendous business opportunities. International corporations and capital have focused on acquiring or funding larger African businesses to harness this growth, while non-profits have supported the micro-finance movement to assist budding entrepreneurs to start sustainable businesses. What has been severely lacking is risk capital that bridges the gap between the fledgling start-ups and large-scale businesses, the so-called “missing middle”. This has led to an initiative fostered by the World Economic Forum to tackle new ways of financing this small-medium enterprise (SME) finance gap. One potentially unexplored concept is to accelerate the formation of locally organized angel groups, a concept that is explored below.