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Top business stories of 2014

Here are some of the highlights of African Business’s year, and its viewpoint on Africa’s industries and its personalities.…

Moving the economy forward

Cameroon has a pivotal place within Central Africa’s economic grouping, providing important access routes to sea ports on the Gulf of Guinea for its landlocked neighbours.…

New model farming

Social enterprises and multinationals are trialling new models to link smallholder farmers to inputs and markets in order to transform Africa’s agricultural economies.…

Leveraging Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Africa’s surging population growth could lead to social unrest and stalling economic development, unless the continent’s leaders can articulate new strategies to create productive jobs and build globally-relevant skills bases to drive their economies, says Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the United Nations Population Fund.…

Time to challenge the global elite

World Economic Forum co-chair Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam, is ready to call corporate and business leaders to task on global issues of inequality, human rights and climate change when they meet in Davos this year.…

African entrepreneurs go global

African corporates need to look for global capital and expertise, and to build their local management capacity, writes Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citi

2014 was the year in which the African corporate world definitely engaged with the international markets and these positively responded by becoming  a major source of capital to finance all the growth prospects created by the “Africa Rising” momentum.…

Equatorial Guinea: The Vision

Over the last dozen or so years, Equatorial Guinea has been been quietly but steadily following a plan that is transforming this wealthy Central African country from the severely underdeveloped state it was 20 years ago into what could turn out to be sub-Saharan Africa’s first successful transition into an industrialised middle-income nation by 2020.…