East Africa - African Business Magazine

East Africa

Will Zimbabwe’s reforms go far enough?

Zimbabwe’s December budget was seen as a positive start for its new government, but deeper changes will need to be made if the country is to attract international investors.

Kenya’s economy shows resilience

Kenya’s newly re-elected President Kenyatta faces problems with his discontented opponents in 2018, but prospects for the economy are looking up.

Africa’s hotel industry booms

Increasing traveller numbers have ensured growth in the hotel sector at a time when the wider economy has been sluggish.

Bridging corporate Africa’s talent gap

New talent is desperately needed to run Africa’s businesses, but many women and young people find themselves shut out of leadership roles. What can be done to unblock the talent pipeline?

How Will Blockchain Change Africa?

 Blockchain has the potential of shaping Africa across a number of areas including currency, land, commerce management and bureaucracy.

Kenya: Is the interest rate cap coming off?

One year ago, Kenya’s central bank implemented an interest rate cap, but following unintended consequences and strong lobbying by the banks, it seems that the decision will be reversed in the near future.

Expanding consumer base lures investors to Ethiopia

Ethiopia continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world with an expanding consumer base. Despite internal political tensions, the country is attracting an increasing number of foreign investors as well as international banks eager to serve the expansion.