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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...
board room

5 Questions To Ask Before Joining A Company Board In Africa

A strong track record and reputation will likely land you a board seat in due time. As an investor, that opportunity comes quicker than you expect if you plan to protect your investment. There...

4 Countries Best For Chicken Investment In Africa

It is Friday night in Maputo and nightlife has not exactly started. But the KFC is bustling on Avenida 25 de Setembro with families buying buckets of chicken for dinner and groups of singles...
packaging industry

Packaging In Africa: Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Consumer goods like bagged milk, foil-wrapped cashews, and paper-wrapped take-away of an oily African dish are the headaches of daily life in Africa. Such packaging no-no’s are not a problem if you are selling...
fast-moving consumer goods

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods: Soaps And Detergents In Africa

If you know a woman who is experienced in traveling Africa, ask her what things she always travels with. She will definitely mention two things: soap and toilet paper. If you are an investor...
beef cattle in africa

The Cash Cow Of Africa: Beef And….Manure

Ragout d’Ignames and Bœuf aux Gombos. Sauce Arachide Ivoirienne avec Bœuf. These are some delicious classic dishes in Cote D’Ivoire.While on a visit there, do not be surprised if your hosts tell you that...
investment opportunities

Untapped Investment Opportunities in Africa

The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure...
Internet Transformation In Africa

Lions Go Digital: The Transformative Potential Of The Internet in Africa

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 use the internet, that picture is changing rapidly.Evidence of what...

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