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Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Japanese Investment Breaks South Sudan Oil Deadlock

Without oil, the only major source of revenue for South Sudan, the country would be essentially bankrupt. Fortunately, Japanese investment is changing that. Africa’s vast natural resource wealth offers obvious

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Foreign enterprises address DRC conflict mineral trade

The entry of mining companies into the DRC can work to ensure better supply chain management and decrease the conflict mineral trade in the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo 

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s opportunity to diversify bank lending

The level of concentration of Nigeria’s banking sector is enough to give investors cause for concern, as five banks control nearly 60% of the market. In 2005 and 2009, excesses

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Hot Money in Nigeria’s Capital Markets

Nigeria is the new kid on the block when it comes to international capital markets, with Abuja gaining international economic and political attention. The setting for the World Economic Forum,

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Opportunities in Africa’s pharmaceutical landscape

As African nations seek to improve market access and ease of business, opportunities exist in the continent’s pharmaceutical sector. The African Union (AU) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Zimbabwe’s imperfect constitution

Zimbabwe’s new constitution, approved on March 19th, may symbolize a step forward for the nation, but it fails to address the underlying political culture of inefficiency that underpins Zimbabwe’s economy.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Is Africa the new Eldorado for capital investors?

Over the next three years economic growth of Sub-Saharan Africa reaches 5% and will be higher than aggregate world growth. Capital investors are noticing. In an economic context of recession

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The new Ivorian economic miracle, finally?

The Ivorian authorities are claiming that a new Ivorian miracle is happening now, that the train is on its way and should not be missed by anyone who wants to

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

An emerging tablet market; investors should act swiftly

Tablets have significant potential in developing nations as gateways to initial economic and social digitization. Tablet devices are thriving in western markets; Apple, Samsung, Google, Kindle to list but a

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa-bound: Nigeria’s attractive debt

Nigeria: The ever-sparkling gem of the African continent now boasts robust capital markets to its long list of attractive qualities for investors. The most recent financial crisis saw dramatic reductions