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10 Top Car Brands in Africa

Africa is the most sought after market by car manufacturers. Rapid urbanization in parts of the continent attributes to the demand of vehicles, with more people opting to own a vehicle over using public...
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Most Popular Mobile Apps in Africa

Africa has proven itself to be the hub of mobile phone usage and growth in using mobile apps. With studies by the Pew Research Center showing that while only one in ten individuals on the...
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‘Big Five’ Growth Opportunities That Exists In South Africa

In the two decades since people in South Africa worked together to transform their political landscape and usher in a new democracy, the country has made remarkable progress. In particular, GDP has nearly doubled in...
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10 Most Sought After Jobs in Africa

Africa is set to steer the new economic order in 15 years’ time, according to a report by Bloomberg, as it constitutes some major advances in production and output. The continent is...
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Mobile Money Bridges Unbanked Adults Gap

Gallup’s 2014 Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex) database, which measures the extent of account penetration, the use of mobile money payments and saving and borrowing practices in more than 140 countries, reveals the impact...
Dangote Group

Dangote Group on the Africa Opportunity

Aliko Dangote, CEO of West Africa’s largest conglomerate, discusses expansion plans for his company and why now is the time to invest in Africa. Dangote Group is one of Africa’s leading industrial conglomerates, with interests...
McKinsey Report: Development In Electrical Power Across Africa

McKinsey Report: Development In Electrical Power Across Africa

Powering Africa Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial sectors...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

McKinsey Global Institute Interview: Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth. The Growth Opportunity in Africa Emerging markets...
Investment Opportunities In Africa

Uncovering Hidden Investment Opportunities in Africa

Private equity is set to grow rapidly across Africa. Continent-wide demand for capital should increase by 8 percent a year between now and 2018. Annual growth could reach 20 percent in resource-rich Angola and...
Mobile Financial Services

A Major Potential Revenue Opportunity for Mobile Financial Services

Simplifying assumption that revenues are 2% of volume. Source: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; McKinsey analysis. Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One...
Africa-United States Ties

Lions Go Global: Deepening Africa’s Ties to the United States

Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet United States engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s an opportunity to change that. The White House has invited some 50 African heads of state to...

Can Nigeria Hang On To The Number One Economic Standing

Nigeria is Africa’s new economic leader. As if in line at McDonalds, Nigeria supersized its meal and got the winning monopoly piece on its French fries. The winning billions made Nigeria the continent’s biggest economy...
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