Some property pundits believe there are major opportunities for investors or companies on the continent.
A.P. Moller Holding, a privately-held investments company with approximately $20bn under management, has launched an Africa-focused infrastructure fund.
“The number one brander in the universe is the United States, ” said Akon at the insightful, entertaining, applause-heavy talk he delivered at the recent YouthConnekt Africa Summit ’17 in Kigali, Rwanda.
While the continent’s major economies were hit by the fall in commodity prices in 2016, Africa retained its position as the second-fastest growing continent globally recording an average of 2.2% GDP growth.
Ikoyi is to launch its first restaurant at The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties’ new £400m landmark destination, St James’s Market, bringing Central London its first taste of Jollof Cuisine.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, private equity funds offer investors access to competitively priced assets that have strong growth potential in a region where stock exchanges are still developing.
Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, lays out his vision for economic growth and a better life for Africans.
Spain-based buyout house Mediterrania Capital Partners plans to raise up to €250m capital for its third Africa vehicle.
At Partech Ventures, we have been tracking for the past 3 years the dynamics of African tech investment, to better understand the investment landscape on the continent.
Telecom operators across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth.
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
Debt capital markets across Africa’s sub-regions have remained robust despite the macroeconomic and political challenges presented.
Traditionally, investments from the Arabian Gulf into Africa have focused on North Africa, owing partly to closer cultural ties and the Gulf’s focus on western markets. This scenario is slowly changing and so too are the pan-African investment strategies of Gulf investors.
With more than half the population of Africa under the age of 18, networks are looking for more ways to target young audiences with cross-platform content, hoping to grow today’s generation of increasingly connected African youths into tomorrow’s brand-loyal consumers.
The idea that African economies are on the way up first became popular around 2010, buoyed by a commodities boom and improved governance across the continent. Now, with flat commodity prices and slowing demand from China, the narrative of “Africa Rising” has mostly fallen out of fashion.
A property market crash in Nigeria offers opportunities for brave investors betting that Africa’s most populous nation will deliver high returns when it climbs out of recession.
The football season in Europe has started with a bang. Premier League clubs spent over a billion dollars in the summer transfer window, with 13 clubs breaking their spending records.
Visualizations of Real GDP Growth Rates of Countries in Africa (Interactive Map & Chart) from 2007 – 2017.
The last mapping exercise done by the World Bank in September 2015 listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa. As of July 2016, GSMA’s research suggests there are 314 active tech hubs in Africa.
We are at an inflection point in terms of the structural evolution of most African economies. Decisions made and actions taken now will determine, which of these economies consolidate the gains made over the past decade as a platform for sustainable growth in coming decades.
At the end of 2015, 46% of the population in Africa subscribed to mobile services, equivalent to more than half a billion people. The region’s three dominant markets – Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa – together accounted for around a third of the region’s total subscriber base.
In 2010 the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) described the potential and progress of African economies as “lions on the move”.
Turnover on West Africa’s BRVM bourse more than doubled over the past year, reaching 209.26 billion CFA francs ($362.2 million) in late May.
FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, appointed Senegal’s Fatma Samoura as its new secretary general.
The Ivory Coast is Africa’s fastest growing economy, according to the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook. The West African nation’s GDP is expected to grow by 8.5% this year.
Stock exchanges in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde, as well as the BRVM are in talks to develop a common platform for cross-border listing and trading in West Africa, to create broader and deeper liquidity across the region.
Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa’s largest classifieds group.
AXA is targeting the rapidly expanding market for African specialty insurance by partnering with Chaucer, a Lloyd’s specialty insurance group.
The number of planned hotel rooms for 2016 in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey.
Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a wave of modern shopping mall development. The retail sector has become a major focus for development activity in recent years, as investors have been attracted by the growth potential of African consumer markets.
Africa Internet Group (AIG) has secured €225 million ($245 million) in funding from investors including US bank Goldman Sachs, South African telecoms giant MTN and German startup incubator Rocket Internet.
For the third year running, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the Africa Tourism Monitor, an annual report on the tourism industry in Africa.
French telecom incumbent Orange has agreed to acquire Bharti Airtel’s businesses in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone in a continuation of its expansion strategy in West Africa.
France’s Orange has agreed to buy Cellcom Liberia from privately held Cellcom Telecommunications Ltd. for an undisclosed sum as part of its expansion strategy in West Africa.
When Ernestina Ellen Boadi resigned from her job as an Events Management Executive in London, it wasn’t because she planned to switch to a better job in the city.
Africa’s rise in prominence is part of an overall global trend that has seen a shift in economic opportunity from the developed to the developing world. In fact, 6 out of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa.
Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict in 2015, according to revised GDP figures forecasted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) accessed via Analyse Africa.
South African Airways (SAA) has introduced a second entry point to Nigeria in its quest to enable trade and unlock mobility, which will considerably add to business travel options in the West African region.