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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. Africa is changing fast, and once …

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 …

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. If political …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ethiopia – Doing it the Japanese way

The Japanese workplace philosophy of Kaizen is sweeping all before it in factories and workshops in Ethiopia. The philosophy, developed by Japan after World War …

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.