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Tony Elumelu’s advice: Work hard

Discipline, sacrifice and creativity are what makes a start-up become a giant, according to the Nigerian billionaire. Asked what makes a successful entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu runs …

Bittersweet success for cocoa farmers

The fenced-off warehouses separated by wide expanses of red dirt and wild vegetation. At the end of the dry season it is washed with dust stirred …

Banks prepare for capital markets surge

Dealmakers are still circling in African markets in preparation for a strong year of corporate and sovereign activity on debt and equity markets. Abidjan is …

Early-stage risk casts shadow over solar

Investors’ reluctance to invest in the early stages of infrastructure projects in Africa is holding back the development of renewable energy on the continent. From …

GE: ‘Reverse innovation’ powers healthcare tech

Governments are increasingly focusing on defining and delivering healthcare outcomes, rather than buying equipment. Technology and expensive facilities are ‘nothing’ unless they are developed with …

IDF IX : Africa’s new development models

Last month, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s African Development Forum in Marrakech brought together policy makers, researchers and the private sector to discuss Africa’s transition to new, more equitable and sustainable forms of development. Peter Guest reports.

Will appetite for African sovereigns last?

Despite predictions to the contrary, Africa’s sovereign bonds have been performing well and the appetite for them seems to be growing. But can this appetite for African sovereign debt be maintained or will it peter out as alternatives become more attractive? Peter Guest discusses.