West Africa’s 3 up-and-coming investment cities

Booming West African cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Accra have received a great deal of attention and FDI over the past decade in response to their population growth, economic growth, dynamism and promise. While we expect to see these cities continue as primary investment destinations, domestic and foreign investors alike are always looking for the next big thing – those up-and-coming cities that will rise to prominence ten years from now.

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Africa’s new oil producers

Africa’s new oil producers

Nigeria continues as the key player, ranking as the world’s 13th biggest oil producer, and the continent as a whole produces significantly more oil than it consumes.

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Could Bitcoin Find a Home in Africa?

Could Bitcoin Find a Home in Africa?

Due to its fluctuating nature and decentralised approach to currency, the Bitcoin phenomenon has proved to be a short-lived one in developed countries that just couldn’t find a place for the online currency. Fans of the open source currency now have their sights set on the emerging markets though, and mainly Africa, as the new destination for Bitcoins to find their niche.

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Leading Your Transformation Journey

Transformation for many Finance Functions is a dramatic shift from the status quo, which will require a fresh and hard look at your Finance vision, goals and strategies.

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Nigeria’s energy crisis – what is being done?

Nigeria’s energy crisis – what is being done?

Nigeria, a country almost three times the size of Germany, is endowed with bountiful energy resources such as gas, coal and oil, yet the state continues to experience a chronic power shortage.

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Africa’s top 5 education priorities

Africa’s top 5 education priorities

Education in Africa faces numerous obstacles, from a scarcity of schools and supplies to untrained teachers and children too hungry to concentrate. Below we identify the top 5 requirements for Africa to propel its education, and consequently its socioeconomic growth, into the next phase of development.

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Citi pledges $2.5 billion to ‘Power Africa’

Citi pledges $2.5 billion to Power Africa

Citi, the multinational bank headquartered in Manhattan, has pledged $2.5 billion in incremental capital to fund the Power Africa initiative, which aims to bring electricity to millions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Literacy and Sustainable Development

Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration.

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Youths and women key to upping Africa’s literacy rate

Youths and women key to upping Africa’s literacy rate

Africa’s 2013 literacy rates vary widely, from 90.7% and 87% in Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea respectively, the continent’s best rates, to 21.8% 25.7% in Burkina Faso and Chad respectively, the continent’s worst. Addressing Africa’s literacy gap therefore requires varied, country- or region-specific approaches.

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Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more...

Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more…

Zimbabwe’s efforts to revive the economy using proceeds from the tourism industry has failed as tourist arrivals stagnated in the first half of the year, with arrivals only increasing by 1 percent compared with the prior year. This growth was supported by the increase in arrivals from Europe, Germany and the UK.

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#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

With International Literacy Day just around the corner, we invited Yunus Suleman to host yesterday’s ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ discussion on our LinkedIn forum. The topic was ‘Africa’s Education System: the impact on our society and corporate environment.’

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KPMG in Swaziland’s Rob Young retires

KPMG in Swaziland’s Rob Young retires

After years of inspiring confidence and empowering change, Rob Young, Managing Partner at KPMG in Swaziland has retired.

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