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Azad Cola and Nana Bediako

Q&A: African Finance and Infrastructure Foreign Investment

A unique perspective from British multi-millionaire property developer Azad Cola and Ghanaian serial entrepreneur Nana Bediako who recently joined forces to establish an investment company, Capital Nine Zero (CNZ), to develop...
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What You Need To Know About Nigeria’s New Housing Law

Nigeria’s National Assembly has passed a new housing law called the National Housing Fund Act. As part of the provisions of the act, there will be a 2.5 per cent mandatory contribution...
Gerald Gondo, Business Development Executive, RisCura

Closing Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone during the first three months of this year.
REAL ESTATE FINANCING IN AFRICA

The Next Phase Of Real Estate Financing In Africa

By Selwyn Blieden; Head of Africa Coverage, Commercial Property FinanceFor a long time, the most prominent players in the African property sector have been private equity or...
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The Big Lie Of Small Business

A small Business can be a success, a small business doesn't have to stay small. Africa like many places is full of small businesses and struggling entrepreneurs, from small shop owners to...
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Rwanda Economy Expands By 8.6% In 2018

According to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda GDP grew by 8.6 per cent in 2018 exceeding the previously projected target of 7.2 per cent. Ivan Murenzi, Deputy Director General of...
African consumers

The Year Of Africa’s Consumers

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) Report reveals interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one size fits all and...
Big-Data

Futurealist On Big Data: It’s All About The People

Big data promises to help businesses uncover opportunities they never knew existed. By 2020, there will be enough data in the world to fill a stack of tablets equivalent to 6.6 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.
Johnstone Oltetia, Interim CEO Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC)

OpEd: Affordable Housing Requires A New Shape For The Mortgage Industry

By Johnstone Oltetia, Interim CEO Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC)There are two essential parts to achieving affordable housing: building decent, low-cost homes, and developing a housing finance...
women cross border trader

Defining The End State Ecosystem: How Can We Get Better At It?

Restrictions on the movement of people impedes Africa’s development, limiting economic integration and trade between African countries. Using a systems-thinking approach, champions and decision-makers have led the charge towards a visa free...
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A New Self-identity For Africans

Panashe Chigumadzi makes the case that stereotypes can be frustratingly hard to shake off, sometimes even for the very people they victimise. Africans especially, suffer from a 300 year old negative colonial...
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Bringing Global Solutions To Africa

As a businessman born in Africa but raised in Europe, I have travelled the world and visited amazing destinations. On every trip, I always combined business with leisure, the so called Bleisure....
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