Sub-Saharan Africa

Emerging markets will see remarkable e-commerce growth amid global economic headwinds

Analysts expect the global recession to have a direct impact on fintech investment in developed markets across the world, but…

How does Mozambique punch above its weight when it comes to attracting FDI?

Mozambique performs impressively in Investment Monitor’s 2022 Inward FDI Performance Index, which measures a country’s inward investment levels against its…

COP27: The underdogs did most of the work in week one. Now what?

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport was a melting pot of cultures on the evening of Saturday 5 November as delegates…

“You must have partnership with the private sector”: in conversation with the African Energy Chamber’s N J Ayuk

Africa’s state-owned electricity generation and distribution companies need partial or full privatisation to make the region’s energy market a lot…

Opinion: Energy transition could multiply mining in Africa and destroy the continent’s forests and carbon sinks

It is the greatest paradox of our age: in attempting to solve the problem of climate change, we are turning…

Will Africa’s poor power supply hold back its AI and automation charge?

The pace at which automation, AI and robotics is being adopted in Africa will inevitably accelerate during the next decade…

Africa’s new cities look to nurture and keep talent in the continent

Africa is urbanising rapidly, and on a massive scale. By 2050, 2.5 billion more people will live in cities worldwide,…

FDI in the Middle East and Africa in 2021: The state of play

The Global FDI Annual Report 2022 shows the number of greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) projects into the Middle East…

Why investors in Africa face heightened risks ahead of elections

Foreign investors re-engaging with Africa following the continent’s Covid 19-driven economic slump will be drawn to attractive returns offered by…

Gas in Africa: Still a ‘transition fuel’?

The science is clear: to limit global warming to 1.5°C – beyond which some climate impacts will become irreversible and…