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Why North African solar power exports will be a marathon

With the opening of a new solar power plant in Morocco and the announcement of a wave of new projects in other North African states, the idea of a North African solar power industry transmitting energy to Europe and each other is back in the news again.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Moulay Hafid Elalamy

Moulay Hafid Elalamy, President and Founder, Saham Insurance; Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, MoroccoInvestment and Digital Economy, Morocco

Entrepreneur and politician Moulay Hafid Elalamy is one of the wealthiest men in Africa, with a fortune estimated at $500m built in the insurance business.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Issad Rebrab

Issad Rebrab, CEO, Cevital, Algeria

The chairman of Algeria’s largest privately-owned conglomerate, Cevital, Issad Rebrab is reportedly his country’s first ever billionare, with a personal net worth of around $3.2bn, according to Forbes.…

15 CEOs to watch 2015: Ahmed Heikal

Ahmed Heikal, Founder and Chairman, Qalaa Holdings, Egypt

At Citadel Capital, now Qalaa Holdings, Ahmed Heikal has led the creation of Africa’s largest private equity company, taking it out of Egypt and into opportunities across the continent.…

Morocco: Casablanca moves up in the world

Morocco has now been included in the prestigious Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) and the North African country also hosted the launch of the 16th edition of the international ranking body.…

North Africa: Morocco rules but Egypt rebounds

Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco,  is the top-ranked bank in our North African regional table this year, with Tier 1 capital of $4.1bn, up from $3.0bn in last year’s survey.…