Operators selling off towers

Since 2012, African mobile operators have been emulating others elsewhere in the world by selling off tower infrastructure to independent management firms, who then lease capacity back to the mobile companies.…

Ethiopia: Smell the roasted coffee!

Raw coffee has traditionally been Ethiopia’s main export commodity but, as James Jeffrey, finds out, modern Ethiopians have acquired what seems an insatiable taste for roasted coffee.

NTA TV leads the pack

On 30th September 2014, GeoPoll Research, a mobile survey platform, published a report on the top television stations in Nigeria and how they fared for viewership in the months of June, July, and August this year.

Aig steps into the breach

There have been some interesting movements at the top level of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Pensions boom sweeps Africa

After decades of neglect, Africa’s pension industry is now showing signs of very robust growth.

IIAG: Focus on governance

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is convinced that good governance and leadership are the keys to African economic, political and social development, Neil Ford reports.…

Kenya’s Ultra-Slim war

It would seem that Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom, has recently become a staunch advocate of SIM card security.…

Having your cake and eating it

The accepted wisdom is that you can’t have economic growth and mitigate against climate change at the same time.