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A Herculean task

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, plans to double its foreign direct investment (FDI) by removing impediments to investment, but this may be a tall order Within the first nine months of his administration Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has travelled 26 times to...

Chasing money away

A raft of legislation introduced in Namibia since last year may have the opposite effect from the one claimed Since taking office on March 21st last year, President Hage Geingob’s administration has cast itself as business-friendly and welcoming of foreign investors....

Opportunity knocks

Kenya is enjoying a boom in foreign investment, but corruption and political instability still pose risks Kenya is on track to triple its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 as compared to 2014 on the strength of renewed investor confidence, the Kenya...

A precarious stability in Madagascar has not restored investor interest November 19th last year, a group of potential investors gathered in the rarefied surroundings of Lancaster House in London, a stunning 19th century building, all gilded ceilings, stately rooms and...

Angola is trying to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil exports Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and one of the continent’s leading producers of crude oil. Since the end of its three-decade civil war in 2002, governmental trade...

Against the odds

The resource-rich Central African Republic faces major obstacles to development The capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui—hardly a Paris in the jungle—one encounters a nation without even the rudimentary bones of nationhood. The countryside seems...

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Former golden child

Africa’s most sophisticated economy faces global headwinds, but problematic governance compounds its challenges The South African economy has made great strides since 1994, when apartheid was replaced with a democratic system. One useful measure of this is the...

A Herculean task

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, plans to double its foreign direct investment (FDI) by removing impediments to investment, but this may be a tall order Within the first nine months of his administration Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has travelled 26 times to...

Chasing money away

A raft of legislation introduced in Namibia since last year may have the opposite effect from the one claimed Since taking office on March 21st last year, President Hage Geingob’s administration has cast itself as business-friendly and welcoming of foreign investors....

Opportunity knocks

Kenya is enjoying a boom in foreign investment, but corruption and political instability still pose risks Kenya is on track to triple its foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2016 as compared to 2014 on the strength of renewed investor confidence, the Kenya...

A precarious stability in Madagascar has not restored investor interest November 19th last year, a group of potential investors gathered in the rarefied surroundings of Lancaster House in London, a stunning 19th century building, all gilded ceilings, stately rooms and...

Angola is trying to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil exports Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy and one of the continent’s leading producers of crude oil. Since the end of its three-decade civil war in 2002, governmental trade...

Against the odds

The resource-rich Central African Republic faces major obstacles to development The capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui—hardly a Paris in the jungle—one encounters a nation without even the rudimentary bones of nationhood. The countryside seems...