The UAE’s ties have traditionally been with North Africa, but a number of factors are now persuading Emirati firms to look south of the Sahara.
Nigeria’s banks have avoided crisis in the aftermath of the 2014 oil price crash, but the central bank is keeping a close watch on them.
Low demand and competition from shale are causing problems for OPEC, but some recent trends may provide Africa’s oil-producing countries with grounds for hope.
Nigeria has come out of recession, but the volatility of the oil revenues on which the country is still so dependent are a cause of uncertainty.
Following a banking crisis, Ghana’s central bank is tightening banks’ capital requirements. How will this affect banks and the wider economy?
In the absence of decisive leadership, Nigeria’s economic and security problems are being left to fester.
“Nigeria has learned from its setbacks,” according to Zenith Bank chairman Jim Ovia
Ghana’s cocoa board is planning to boost yields in order to increase production of the crop, which provides the backbone of the rural economy.
Nigeria’s biggest company is taking an interest in agribusiness. This is good news for the sector.
Other companies may be seeking to challenge its domination of the market, but Uber’s GM for sub-Saharan Africa is confident of his company’s future.