The 'Africa Rising' narrative was disturbed in 2016 by a combination of factors. But the continent is still on firm economic development footing.
“Africa is on the move...consumers are more affluent and better educated. Inflation has been tamed, armed conflict and violence is down”
Deconstructing the fashionable discourse that a middle class will cure all region's ills is necessary to understand long-term growth trajectory.
“We estimate there’s $500 billion hidden in tax havens…enough to educate all the 30 million African children who are currently out of school”
Building institutional capacity is the key to an African success story
African Speakers and Artists: new agency brings continent's most talented individuals and brands together
New speakers bureau and talent agency represents the most innovative and creative speakers and artists from the region
This even though 69% indicated that profit margins were the same or higher than their firms’ global averages
Africa's complicated economy—one country will grow 40% in just five years, another expects 212% inflation
Even the numbers about the continent are never dull.
Despite a recent rise in debt levels, though, African countries remain less indebted than many advanced economies
Where are the new roads being built in Africa taking the people, and what do the residents in the mushrooming apartments in the cities dream of?
Barclays Africa says it remains committed to Africa, where it has a presence in 12 countries, with assets valued at $3 billion
As Senegal hosts key meeting, Africa’s brain drain numbers show Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia holding on to their best talents
Talent matters if a country is to shine economically. But some African countries just do it better than others.
Sudan's economy would streak past Angola, while Tanzania would also just pip Kenya as East Africa’s largest economy
Remittances to the continent have risen from $11 billion in 2000 to over $62 billion in 2014, exceeding official development aid
Egypt’s investment in the rest of Africa now exceeds $8bn, and the volume of trade has increased by $5bn over past five years
Despite their growth, African economies still account for about only two percent of global trade
“Incumbency is a big problem [in Africa]. It’s really hard to take them down because they use state machinery to their advantage"
Africa doesn't come with new stacks of cards or new ideas to the game of world politics. It likes to bring blame, and threats to withdraw
“It’s not all doom and gloom at all, Africa is not unraveling by any means”