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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,...

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...

Namibia: justice delayed

Namibia: justice delayed

In September 2015 the Namibian High Court, in the country’s capital Windhoek, found Geoffrey Mwilima, a former opposition parliamentarian, and 29 others guilty in the so-called Caprivi treason trial. The court...

Tough love

Tough love

South Africa: drive into Africa Many assume that South African businesses are a natural fit for other markets on the continent, but experience is showing otherwise By Peter De Ionno For South African business, driven...

Bribes make bad business

Africa: corruption The tide of corruption that has swept the continent may be ebbing as governments and Africans are investing more in their own countries By Dianna Games The issue of corruption does not often make the...

Lots of talk, little progress

Lots of talk, little progress

SDG 4: Education Quality education in Africa looks like a hopeless case, but it’s a matter of taking the right steps By Munyaradzi Makoni Africa has high levels of inequality, between regions and within nations. Its...