Africa in Fact Issue 34
Diaspora bonds: alternative financing

Diaspora bonds: alternative financing

By Nontobeko Mtshali They are dollars wrapped with care — money that is homebound to villages and towns across the globe sent by relatives who have migrated in pursuit of greener pastures or refuge. These remittances...

Angola: out of stock

Angola: out of stock

  By Louise Redvers Angola is Africa’s fifth largest economy, its second producer of crude oil, a magnet for foreign direct investment and the custodian of one of the continent’s biggest sovereign wealth funds. Yet,...

Egypt: ups and downs

Egypt: ups and downs

Political instability and unclear policies rock Egypt’s bourse By Kristen McTighe In the aftermath of the 2013 military coup that toppled Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s former Islamist president, more than 1,000...

Rising stock: African capital markets

Rising stock: African capital markets

By Simon Allison Ironically, Africa’s chronic economic underdevelopment may now be its greatest opportunity. After so many decades of sluggish economic growth and lagging far behind other continents, Africa can be...