Nigeria: Democracy delayed

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

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.…

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.…

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 models of public and private care provision.…

The reputation game

African public relations is moving on from ‘reputation laundering’ as multinationals and local businesses look for more sophisticated communications.…

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.…

Commodity middlemen move out of the shadows

In Ghana, few things say ‘welcome’ to foreign executives like a personal meeting at Aburi’s Peduase Lodge, the former summer retreat of independence icon Kwame Nkrumah, now plush accommodation for the nation’s distinguished guests.…