UNDP

Navigating the gray scale

Development is an ebb and flow process, full of progress and setbacks, the UNDP’s regional director argues.

Breadbasket

Dispelling the ‘breadbasket’ myth about African agriculture

Africa’s agriculture revolution should focus on feeding domestic populations first.

Ethiopia consumer protection
From Business

Ethiopia works on new competition and consumer protection rules

Ethiopia is beefing up its competition and consumer protection regulations in an effort to make its business environment safer for both domestic and foreign firms.

3D printing
From Business

A 3D revolution in Africa?

As the 3D printing industry gains traction, entrepreneurs in Africa are coming up with innovations of their own.

Africa beer
From Business

SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

Brewing giant sees shift to targeting volume as the key to capture market currently dominated by informal alcohol.

UNDP

A tale of two cities: managing the risks of rapid urbanisation

Africa and the rest of the world’s cities are becoming more populated, while natural disasters are becoming more frequent. Are we prepared for this?

China in Africa for long haul
From Business

Despite slowing growth, China in Africa for the long haul

Demand for commodities is set to slow, but investment trends on the back of China’s ‘New Silk Road’ grand strategy indicates that China’s focus on Africa is here to stay.

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

From Business

Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Articles from fDi Intelligence

A 3D revolution in Africa?

As the 3D printing industry gains traction across the world, entrepreneurs all over Africa are coming up with 3D printers and 3D printed innovations of their own.

Egypt’s new waterway: People power or pipe dream?

Egypt’s iconic Suez Canal is getting an upgrade - and the Egyptian people are footing the bill. The canal, which cuts from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and is one of the great axes of global trade, and is a point of national pride for Egyptians. Egypt’s cash strapped government is capitalising on this sense of national ownership in order to fund the first stage of the project through the sale of investment certificates. 

Despite slowing growth, China in Africa for the long haul

China lowered its 2015 growth projections to “around 7 percent” on 5 March - the slowest rate in 24 years - amid fears that a slowdown in the Asian powerhouse could dampen economic ties with Africa.

SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

SAB Miller, the world’s second largest brewing company, will adopt a new strategy targeting low income consumers in Africa.

Interview with Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings sits down with This Is Africa to talk about the Millennium Villages projects he has helped to spearhead across Africa.

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