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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...

Skirting the real issue

Skirting the real issue

Women’s entrepreneurship in Africa Is numerical parity natural justice? A prosperous future for Africa depends upon a greatly enhanced economic role for women. Women, half of the adult population, represent vastly...

Heart and sole

Heart and sole

Ethiopia’s footwear marches on Bethlehem Alemu is making great strides in creating employment and developing artisanal skills The flagship soleRebels store in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, is a hipster shoe...

Can the continent make it?

Can the continent make it?

Africa’s industrialisation Why manufacturing is key to creating jobs and building diversified economies Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana produce 53% of the world’s cocoa. But the supermarket shelves in Abidjan and Accra, their...

The logic of the looter

The logic of the looter

Former colonisers and their multinational companies collude with Africa’s corrupt elites to facilitate looting, but both are under increasing scrutiny. You have read all of your free articles, to continue reading...