Africa's digital dividend
From Policy

The untapped potential of Africa’s ‘digital dividend’

The switch from analogue to digital broadcasting could be worth $50bn for Africa. So why are one third of countries missing the deadline?

Uganda oil

Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Despite moves by major energy companies to cut more than $100bn in spending on new projects worldwide, Uganda pushes ahead on licensing with the goal of producing first oil by 2018.

Africa schools China tech
From Policy

Africa’s schools targeted in China tech export move

China is making bold pledges to use tech to improve education in Africa. The question is: what is in it for them?

Shea butter

Shea butter booms in northern Ghana

The market for shea butter has doubled in the past 10 years, with demand sending prices soaring. But are the rural women who produce it the ones benefiting?

Africa 2015 growth
From Analysis

Africa’s 2015 growth second only to Asia: IMF

Africa will continue to record strong growth in 2015 but at a slower pace than last year, according to new IMF forecasts.

Mozambique gas boom
From Business

As investment decisions pend, Mozambique’s gas boom town rides out the lull

A change in Mozambique’s government and falling global oil prices have delayed projects to extract and liquefy huge natural gas finds in Mozambique, but local businesses hold out.

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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

Nigeria on "right track" says Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba

The new executive secretary and chief executive of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba, has expressed optimism about the country's future.

A strong first quarter for FDI into Dubai

Figures from the first quarter of 2015 show Dubai to be the leading destination for FDI in the United Arab Emirates.

View from the Middle East & Africa: following Dubai's flight path

Investing in the aerospace industry has paid off handsomely for Dubai, and rising African economies could enjoy similar success if they follow such a model.

A second coming: where should investors look beyond the megacities?

With many of the big global cities struggling with infrastructure problems, rising wages and high office and land costs, investors are increasingly looking to smaller second- and third-tier cities in which to base themselves. But where are the emerging urban areas that are posing a threat to their larger counterparts?

Graça Machel on women's empowerment in Africa

Graça Machel talks to This Is Africa about her work empowering women across Africa and globally on the side of the 2015 Skoll World Forum.

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