The rise of retail in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa’s biggest cities are following in the footsteps of the South African – and to a certain extent North American – approach to retail development.

The big read: Is Africa’s boom over?

Scarred by communal violence and long ignored by the federal government, Nigeria’s remote north has not had much cause for celebration in recent years.

Business frets over South Africa law

With its references to multi-year economic plans, working committees and tributes to departed comrades, South Africa’s State of the Nation address often resembles a statement from the old Soviet Politburo.…