Simon Allison
Simon Allison is the Africa correspondent for the Daily Maverick, based in Johannes- burg. He has previously reported from Egypt, Palestine and Somalia for the Asia Times Online and Agence France Presse.
Cementing Africa’s future

Cementing Africa’s future

Nigeria: Africa’s richest man bets on the continent’s prospects Playing politics has helped Aliko Dangote build his business empire At age 57, Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man, and by quite some margin. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $20.8 billion; the...

Inside Ethiopia’s commodities pit

Ethiopia: brisk trading in coffee, sesame and white pea beans How cash-strapped farmers get their goods to market quickly and at a fair, transparent price By Simon Allison In a small, tidy office on the top floor of the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange building in Addis...

Rising stock

African capital markets While investor interest in the continent’s stock exchanges rises, liquidity and other regulations restrain this growth By Simon Allison Ironically, Africa’s chronic economic underdevelopment may now be its greatest opportunity. After so many...

Simon Allison
Simon Allison is the Africa correspondent for the Daily Maverick, based in Johannes- burg. He has previously reported from Egypt, Palestine and Somalia for the Asia Times Online and Agence France Presse.
Cementing Africa’s future

Cementing Africa’s future

Nigeria: Africa’s richest man bets on the continent’s prospects Playing politics has helped Aliko Dangote build his business empire At age 57, Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man, and by quite some margin. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $20.8 billion; the...

Rising stock

African capital markets While investor interest in the continent’s stock exchanges rises, liquidity and other regulations restrain this growth By Simon Allison Ironically, Africa’s chronic economic underdevelopment may now be its greatest opportunity. After so many...