This week we read about African banks filling in the gap left by European banks in financing trade, Nigeria and other MINT economies outpacing BRICS and tips for doing business in Africa.
This week, we read about Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore leveraging the ubiquity of cell phones in Kenya, Angola’s debut sovereign wealth fund, and South Africa’s unsung trading partner.
This week, we read about the importance of African countries to the emerging market bloc BRICS, the founder of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange striking out on her own, and the dollar’s importance in Nigerian trade.
This week, we read about Nigeria’s latest billionaire, Ghana’s innovative healthcare start-up, and how Africa is set to be the IFC’s top investment destination.
This week, we read about Microsoft’s initiative in Africa, a new deal between G.E. and Dangote Industries, and Old Mutual entering the life insurance market in Nigeria.
This week, we read about General Electric investing $1 billion into Nigeria, how Kenya’s poor are investing in airtime, and the mobile tech boom.
This week, we read about Google’s Eric Schmidt’s trip to Africa, the corporate debt market in Nigeria, and the six African companies that have a shot at becoming global leaders in their sectors.
This week, we read about Nigerians spend top dollar in London, insurers in Kenya bracing themselves and their clients for potential election-related violence, and economic trends for 2013.
This week, we read about the economic forecast for Africa in 2013, Heritage Oil’s push into Nigeria, and Pepsi beginning local production of its drinks in Kenya.
This week, we read about the top business deals of 2012, Gulf investment on the continent, and how Africa has sustained growth over the last decade.