East Africa

Bookmakers bet on Kenya

Driven by the ability of firms to capitalise on technological uptake and high betting rates among the country’s youth, Kenya’s gambling market is expanding rapidly. …

Namibia moves towards land expropriation

Land reform is a pressing issue in Namibia. President Hage Geingob has called for expropriation without compensation, a move that many landowners oppose. With the 2019 election drawing …

Zambia mulls IMF bailout to avoid debt crisis

A debt crisis is looming in Zambia, a country whose commodities-based growth had until several years ago placed it among Africa’s top economic performers. Some have …

Africa’s offshore oil & gas rebounds

Africa’s offshore oil and gas industry has seen tough times in recent years, but the offshore industry is becoming more dynamic again. With the oil …

How can Mozambique’s agricultural sector progress?

How can Mozambique’s agricultural sector progress? In July, African Business held a series of agriculture-focused roundtables in Mozambique bringing government, the private sector and other …

Closing Africa’s MSME finance gap

Africa’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have traditionally found it hard to acquire bank credit, but the fintech revolution is now helping to make lending to them …