Obituary – Wilbur Addison Smith (1933-2021): Lion of African Literature

A charming chauvinist, addicted to adventure, and in his personal life often as ruthless as the characters depicted in his fast-paced novels, Wilbur Addison Smith conquered the apex most writers quietly aspire to but seldom reach: the ability to ignore

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Lord Waverley and Paul Baker: The Promise, Potential and Pitfalls of Britain’s Relationship with Africa

The concept of Africa Rising is truer today than ever. Despite the pandemic disruption that has caused the continent’s first negative output growth in 27 years, Africa’s performance over the past decades has been remarkable. Many African countries have made

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PwC – Nigeria’s Local Government System: Challenges and Opportunities Abound

To most Nigerians, June 12, 1993 — Democracy Day — is a date that brings bitter-sweet memories. It is remembered as the date when, after 14 years of military rule, Nigerians participated in what are, to date, regarded as the

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PwC: South Africa Has an Unprecedented Opportunity to Capitalise on the Rapidly Developing Global Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen can be a game changer for the South African economy. Opportunities exist for South Africa to partake in the global hydrogen economy but will depend largely on investments in renewable energy generation, as well as the development of a

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Thirdway Africa: ‘Thinking Anew’ about Alternatives and Innovations for Investment in Africa

In 2014, ThirdWay Africa set out to fundamentally change the investment landscape in Africa. The investment and advisory firm driving sustainable development was founded by Alejandro Tawil (Chairman) and Gonçalo Neves-Correia (CEO). They were seeking a new formula to better

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How the Super-rich Will Be Spending Their Money as Wealth Trends Fluctuate

As part of its upcoming 2020 Global Wealth Migration Review, New World Wealth examines the potential impact of coronavirus on the spending habits of millionaires.  According to New World Wealth, there are some 13 million high-net-worth individuals in the world

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Hassan Allam Holding: Pioneering Development Firm Built on Trust

In Egypt, the name Hassan Allam is perceived as more than just a company or organisation. It is synonymous with national development and infrastructure. The title rightly conjures up images of larger-than-life construction sites, ambitious buildings, and monumental projects executed

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World Bank on COVID-19 in Africa: Can Safety Nets Ease Social and Economic Impacts?

Across the world, governments have geared up to respond to the socio-economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Early action in countries hard-hit by the crisis range from economic stimulus packages and the lowering of interest rates to social safety nets

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PwC Africa: Africa’s Finance Leaders Take Steps to Ensure the Safety of Workers

As lockdown regulations are eased all over the world, business leaders are recognising that they have a critical role to play in the safety, health and stability of their employees and customers. While business leaders implement new policies and processes

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Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal: From Mauritius with Love for Fintech, and lots of Ambition

Ambareen Musa, founder and CEO of financial aggregator marketplace Souqalmal, sees a glowing future for fintech — and she believes in striking while the iron is hot. “The opportunity for fintech is absolutely massive,” she told Forbes magazine. “It’s only

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