October 2014 - African Business Magazine

Kenya: Isiolo shakes off dust and cobwebs

Isiolo is one of those middle-of-nowhere towns that is considered both remote and dull by some (especially civil servants) and romantic by others. It was …

Nigeria: Return of the banking czars

Two of Nigeria’s legendary bankers, Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank Plc, and Tony Elumelu, the former chief executive of the United Bank for Africa …

All systems on go for Mozambique LNG

While new oil and gas production in Niger and Cameroon will be welcomed by their respective governments, there is nothing on the west coast of …

Morocco: Casablanca moves up in the world

Morocco entered the top 80 most competitive Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) for the first time this year in 51st place, ahead of the Bahamas, …

Tanzania: Going nuts over cashew

   In October, thousands of small-scale cashew nut farmers in the southern and coastal regions of Tanzania will begin to harvest their crop and sell …

Climate smart, not climate change

In Africa, climatic events have always been so significant that the older generations’ and rural communities’ recollections of stories place historical periods in climatic context. …

The pros and cons of EAC monetary union

However, the concept of a currency union is, perhaps rightly, perceived as inherently flawed. How can separate countries with widely differing economic performances and different …