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01 June 2018
Russia in Africa: A Return to Old Haunts?

Russia in Africa: A Return to Old Haunts?

For most casual observers, the prominent non-Western country active in Africa is China. Its Belt and Road Initiative and its active foreign investment in many African countries have highlighted its...

25 May 2018
Could liquefied natural gas be Mozambique’s golden goose?

Could liquefied natural gas be Mozambique’s golden goose?

Mozambique, which gained independence from Portugal in 1975, is home to a culturally diverse population of 29 million people. Before the Portuguese invasion in the sixteenth century, the region was...

15 May 2018
Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Driving demand for affordable housing

Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Driving demand for affordable housing

Source: How We Made it in Africa The growing urban population in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly driving up the demand for affordable housing in urban areas.

15 May 2018
The Financial Services Sector in Sudan

The Financial Services Sector in Sudan

  Khartoum, Capital of Sudan. Source: How We Made it in Africa The United States has been imposing sanctions on Sudan since 1997 and listed it as one of the countries sponsoring...

11 May 2018
Banking in Africa: A brief overview of banking of the agri sector in Africa

Banking in Africa: A brief overview of banking of the agri sector in Africa

The banking sector globally is going through a challenging time with a slowdown in revenue growth and lower RoEs for the banks. African banking stands out in the sector as...

08 May 2018
Doing business in Sudan: Investments and Untapped Opportunities

Doing business in Sudan: Investments and Untapped Opportunities

Sudan capital Khartoum (Source: How We Made it in Africa) Sudan has featured prominently in the news the past few months. Among the reasons for this phenomenon, was the USA lifting...

02 May 2018
Coming in from the cold

Coming in from the cold

Sudan, vilified by the West for a long time, is now rapidly becoming an important player in the complicated geopolitical games around the Red Sea. Johan Burger reports on why...

18 April 2018
Investing in Africa's future champions

Investing in Africa's future champions

“A Moroccan startup that competes with Facebook and Google. Why not? An African technology company that will change the lives of millions. Why not? An African startup that will sign...

18 April 2018
Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: City master plans

Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: City master plans

Sub-Saharan Africa is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. Since the beginning of the century, the urban population in the region grew by more than 200 million...

18 April 2018
The Ghanaian Revival since January 2017

The Ghanaian Revival since January 2017

Accra-Ghana (Image from How We Made It In Africa) The purpose of this article is to identify and acknowledge the strong resurgence in Ghana’s economy since the election of President Nana...

20 February 2018
Single African Air Transport Market: the Benchmark for African Economic Integration

Single African Air Transport Market: the Benchmark for African Economic Integration

The headline news at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa last month (January 2018) was the announcement of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), with 23 countries...

16 January 2018
Zimbabwe- Where to now?

Zimbabwe- Where to now?

  Zimbabwe’s unexpected revolution in November 2017 took just a few weeks. As citizens wearily braced themselves for Robert Mugabe, 93, to serve yet another five-year term in power from 2018...

09 November 2017
Industry 4.0 - Is Africa Ready for the March of the Robots?

Industry 4.0 - Is Africa Ready for the March of the Robots?

The world is on a relentless race for the adoption of the latest technology. The truth of the matter is that if Africa does not foster the right environment for...

09 November 2017
Exporting to Nigeria: Tips and insights

Exporting to Nigeria: Tips and insights

Nigeria is still, by a slim margin, the biggest economy in Africa, despite the economic woes of the past two years. A population of anything between 180 million to 200...

09 November 2017
My vision for the African Continent: A Dutch Perspective

My vision for the African Continent: A Dutch Perspective

The African continent is one of many opportunities. However, due to many internal issues, it cannot flourish on its own without the help of foreign countries. Due to frequent instances of...

03 November 2017
Nigeria and South Africa affecting the overall perception of investors towards Africa

Nigeria and South Africa affecting the overall perception of investors towards Africa

In its World Economic Outlook released in early October 2017, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seems to be more optimistic about the global economy, but there are still many risks...

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