June 2013 - African Business Magazine

Nelson Mandela: What will his true legacy be?

As, once again, the health of the man the whole world has loved to love waxes and wanes, and as prayers were held, vigils kept, doctors worked, and the whole world hoped that he should live for much longer, following yet another hospitalisation in June for a recurrent lung infection, his family has maintained a dignified silence.…

Can Africa make the big switch?

The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a €115m loan to help fund the construction of the 300 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power Project in the northwest of Kenya.…

One ocean, one airline?

Currently, airlines belonging to the five Indian Ocean islands are struggling to survive against international carriers.…

Increasing appetite for private jets

Embraer estimates that there were 420 business jets operating in Africa in 2012 and forecasts that this figure will rise to 670 by 2022.…

Embraer – made for Africa?

Until about 2000, many African airlines adopted the same strategy as their larger competitors on other continents: using large aircraft on all but very short flights.…

June 2013

Our Top 250 African Companies annual rankings this year shows some interesting trends with the growth of companies mirroring the general pattern of the continental growth.…