Agricultural Investment in Africa: A Low Level… Numerous Opportunities

“Agricultural investment is a necessary requirement to develop and organize the agricultural sector in Africa. The African agricultural potential offers opportunities to be seized in terms of intensification of production and structuring of the agricultural value chains. Although it is diversified, agricultural investment (public, private and foreign investments), remains weak. The shift towards a modern and intensive mode of agriculture must necessarily go through the…

Why the best time to invest in Africa is now!

  ”The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits”, writes Ayodele Odusola Source: Newafricanmagazine.com

Africa’s business potential

On January 11, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings released Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2019, focusing on six key priorities for the region in 2019. The fifth chapter, Africa’s untapped business potential, focuses on the massive opportunities that exist for the private sector in African markets that could generate business opportunities and employment and help many climb the income ladder toward greater prosperity.…

Best 10 Countries for Doing Business in Africa

Gone are the days when executives and investors could go anywhere on the African continent and find growth. Now it’s so important to understand the unique situation in each market to achieve success. Using the 2019 World Bank Ease of Doing Business report, major political events to come in 2019 and macroeconomic factors in each country, we have identified ten countries that executives and investors should consider…

Eighth Africities Summit commences in Morocco

The 8th Africities Summit officially took off on Tuesday, 20 November 2018, in Marrakech, Morocco, under the theme: ‘Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories: The Role of Africa’s Local and Regional Authorities’. The Africities 2018 Exhibition was scheduled to be inaugurated just after the official opening ceremony that Tuesday. This is now to be followed by several sessions on ‘Campaign Mobilization: African Cities without Children…

South Korea to invest $5billion in Africa’s economies

South Korea to invest $5billion in Africa’s economies South Korea has pledged to provide US$5billion financial cooperation package over the next two years to aid economic development in Africa. The Director of Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja, Sungrae Han, in a statement, said the South Korean government made the commitment at the just concluded Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) meeting.The meeting was on the sidelines of…

Trade officials from Africa descend on Busan

Trade officials from Africa descend on Busan Economy-related ministers from 35 African countries gathered in Busan on Monday to discuss ways to bolster the continent’s industrialization, improve economic cooperation with Korea and explore new business opportunities. The 53rd annual meeting of the African Development Bank will run until Friday in the southeastern port city under the theme ” Accelerating Africa’s industrialization”. The Busan meeting is…

Ethiopia, South Africa to Elevate Bilateral Relations

Ethiopia, South Africa to Elevate Bilateral Relations Ethiopia and South Africa are working to boost trade and investment, integrate their economies, says Ambassador Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam. Ambassador Dr. Shiferaw, approa ched by The Ethiopian Herald, said that the total trade volume between Ethiopia and South Africa stood at more than 166 million USD in 2016, a figure much lower in relation to the potential. “Growth…

Namibia looking to West Africa for trade

Namibia looking to West Africa for trade   Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Namibia is eyeing lucrative markets in West Africa where there is potential for trading in certain food products, beverages, and beef, while also exploring service markets in Central Africa and Anglo-African countries, such as Kenya, according to the Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein. “We believe Angola and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo)…

Doing business in Africa

Trade between African countries needs to happen faster and be more cost-effective, as opportunities grow and businesses mature. “Africa is the most resource rich continent on the planet, yet the economies of Europe and the United States are still much bigger. We believe that the key to growing Africa’s economy is to remove the barriers to doing efficient business,” says Michelle Olckers, managing partner at…