Nbr. 440, April 2017
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- Algeria's Sonatrach in $50bn investment drive.
- Egypt seeks billions in external financing for fiscal year.
- GreenWish invests $280m into solar in Nigeria.
- Morocco's OCP sees profits dip.
- Puntland in talks with DP World for port development.
- Uganda taps Chinese funds for road construction.
- Ghana mega power plans receive boost from GE oil & Gas.
- Tackling Africa's job challenge: creating the millions of jobs required to prevent social and political upheaval is a major problem for governments across Africa.
- Cameroon and Italy strengthen ties: a year to the day after President Sergio Mattarella finished a state visit to Cameroon, President Paul Biya was in Italy to meet his counterpart and strengthen bilateral ties with Italy.
- Making the digital economy more inclusive: jobs created by new technology offer great opportunities, but how will workers deal with the lack of security and stability that comes with them?
- Exclusive interview: Kuseni Dlamini Chairman, Massmart.
- How can Africans trade more with other Africans? Trade between African countries is meagre, but pan-African companies have the ability to increase it.
- South African wine producers target China: with China soon to become the world's second biggest wine-consuming country, gaining market share there is a valuable prize.
- Africa's urban infrastructure challenge: Africa is struggling to cope with rapid urbanisation, but solutions are emerging to the problems of its cities.
- Financing infrastructure: there is a balance to be struck between securing funding and making services affordable.
- Developing policies for sustainable urbanisation: for cities to be liveable environments, it is essential that urban services are integrated.
- Why the smart money is heading for African infrastructure: suddenly, after years in the wilderness, African infrastructure is becoming the main attraction for local as well as foreign investors.
- Patrick Njoroge, governor, Central Bank of Kenya: Kenya's growth is under threat from internal and external forces, according to the man in charge of its central bank.
- Harnessing the China-Africa ICT opportunity: Chinese advances in ICT and African potential for growth present a great opportunity for investment partnerships.
- Car manufacturing returns to Kenya: VW's investments in East Africa may herald the growth of a fully-fledged automotive industry in the region.
- Premiership football and khat keep the peace: the Horn of Africa harbours much potential social discontent, but two unlikely factors help to allay it.
- Ethiopian pull-out poses questions for future of Somalia: Ethiopia's withdrawal of troops last October highlights problems facing the internationally funded military intervention in Somalia.
- Nigerian tech startups go back to basics: many online companies in Nigeria are having to adopt offline business models.
- Ghana lays out its economic vision: fulfilling election pledges while cutting expenditure will be a major challenge for the new government in Accra.
- The "Made in Kenya" narrative loses steam: the Kenyan government envisages full industrialisation by 2030, but at present the manufacturing sector is buckling under the weight of cheap imports.
- Are African countries really the most unhappy in the world? A UN report on happiness says that Africa stands out as the most unhappy continent.