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Nigeria: Democracy delayed

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria has pushed back the country’s elections by six weeks, citing security concerns. In the first week of February, …

Oil price weighs on M&A deals

Low, uncertain oil prices could pin back deal-making in Africa’s hydrocarbon sector this year after two strong years for mergers and acquisitions. For many Nigerian …

Banks prepare for capital markets surge

Dealmakers are still circling in African markets in preparation for a strong year of corporate and sovereign activity on debt and equity markets. Abidjan is …

The micro-industrial revolution

As the costs of 3D printers fall, entrepreneurs are looking to the technology as an alternative way to get onto the manufacturing value chain. After …

March 2015

This months issue looks at Africa’s healthcare systems and how it may be transitioning out of decades of internationally funded ‘crisis mode’, and moving towards more sustainable …

The reputation game

African public relations is moving on from ‘reputation laundering’ as multinationals and local businesses look for more sophisticated communications. The mention of international PR firms …

Cooperation key to Indian Ocean prosperity

Integration and harmonisation will allow island members of the IOC to find  competitive advantages, secretary general Jean Claude de L’Estrac says. The five island states …

Taxing times for African mining

The mining sector is likely to see restructurings and write-downs as falling commodity prices and political risk hit the industry. In 2011, the mining giant …