Review: Kleptopia by Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis’s new book follows the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators and poisoning democracies.

Pandemic impact accelerates long-term trends for Orange

The Covid-19 pandemic has speeded up trends already developing in the African telecoms sector and Orange is positioning itself to capitalise on these shifts, says the company’s CEO for the Middle East and Africa, Alioune  Ndiaye.

Nigeria’s efforts to boost milk production falter

The Central Bank of Nigeria has been forced to backtrack in its attempts to boost local milk production by restricting access to foreign exchange, but efforts to cut down Nigeria’s dependence on imports continue.

Import substitution makes a comeback in Africa

As African industrialisation progresses and Covid-19 impacts on long supply chains, the notion that African economies should produce more locally is gaining traction.