June 2014 - African Business Magazine

The two faces of Africa

This year’s Africa Progress Panel report presents a sobering view, contrasting Africa’s economic growth on one hand with persisting poverty on the other. It sets …

Nigeria overtakes rival South Africa

Following the rebasing of its GDP in April, Nigeria overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy. But what does all this mean in real …

South Africa’s ANC: Brand loyalty?

Was the ANC’s sweeping election victory last month a vote of confidence in the party’s current leadership or loyalty to Nelson Mandela’s political organisation? Despite …

Speed the essence, time is money

High-frequency trading could be as perplexing to the average reader as quantum physics is to a five-year-old, but Michael Lewis does an excellent job of …

Malawi’s economy: Zero-sum game?

Malawi is facing a very tough financial year as aid donors have decided to maintain their suspension of the country’s budgetary support. Aid forms 40% …

Kenya’s economy: Running out of puff?

The economy, which was widely expected to accelerate following the general elections a year ago, has, in fact, shown a worrying stagnation over the past …

Ghana’s real estate bonanza

Accra and Ghana’s coastal ports of Tema and Takoradi are currently experiencing an unprecedented property boom. Alongside infrastructure and business accommodation, luxury residential complexes are …