by Editorial Team × on November 26, 2013 at 09:51 pm
Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly. Evidence of what is to come can already be seen [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:54 am
In the aftermath of the global crisis, Africa no longer seems uniquely risky. The opportunities are huge. Africa was among the fastest-growing parts of the world between 2001 and 2008, with average growth of 5.6 percent a year. While the commodity bo [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:51 am
The CEO of one of South Africa’s largest financial-services companies discusses the state of business in Africa. Maria Ramos could not have chosen a more difficult moment to become CEO of Absa, a Barclays subsidiary that is one of South Africa’s [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:49 am
Jacko Maree describes his experiences working with a Chinese investor—the giant Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Before 2007, Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest financial institution by assets, had done its fair share of international [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:43 am
It’s time to move beyond sterile arguments and accept China’s role in Africa. But it’s also time for China to enhance that role. The debate over China’s role in Africa continues to rage. One side contends that China is a rapacious neocolonial [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:40 am
The ANC veteran discusses the state of the South African economy, the country’s progress in fighting HIV/AIDS, China’s role on the continent, and the important part that values have to play in the business world. With the 2010 World Cup set to be [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:37 am
A nonprofit’s work in Mozambique and other developing countries shows how businesses there can break the cycle of poverty. In 2004, 65 percent of the frozen broiler chickens for sale in Mozambique were imported from Brazil. To get to Mozambique, th [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:34 am
South Africa faces a growing gap between water supply and demand. The most effective solutions will cater to the specific agricultural, industrial, and domestic needs of the country’s different basins. Water resource management looms as one of the [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:29 am
Systemwide barriers impede health care delivery in the region. A comprehensive approach that strengthens key elements of national health systems is required to save lives. In recent decades, global attention to the harrowing state of health in sub-Sa [...]
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by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 05:32 am
Namibia’s ongoing efforts offer lessons for other countries seeking to improve maternal health, as well as for health programs tackling HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, or other conditions. Up to a half a million women die each year around the worl [...]
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