GCC governments spur investment in Africa

Investor interest in Africa from the Arabian Gulf continues to gain momentum as government-backed investments encourage private-sector entities to enter the continent.

Alibaba tests water with e-commerce initiatives

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a relatively light commercial footprint in Africa, but its moves to encourage digital entrepreneurship on the continent may hint at future expansion, as David Thomas reports.

Tony Blair’s African adventure continues

Former UK PM Tony Blair talks to Shoshana Kedem about his work on governance projects in Africa, where his institute is working to help countries adapt to globalisation.