Tag Archives: Africa

A new business environment in Africa: Understanding the POST-COVID-19 context an alternative scenarios approach

by Marius Oosthuizen (@MariusOosthuiz7) and Kelly Alexander The Covid-19 pandemic has had a particularly stark impact in Africa, where the majority of the population depends on the informal sector for their livelihoods, the measures to mitigate against infection have had limited success. This has resulted in increased food insecurity, and job losses in vulnerable sectors […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – Platforms of prosperity: the African edition.

We were on the most sustained and widespread outbreak of prosperity the world has ever seen (Pinker, 2018). The seven decades since the end of the Second World War brought greater improvements in living standards to more people than could previously have been imagined. In the two decades to 2020 alone, global poverty rates were […]
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Economic development in Africa report 2020 (UNCTAD)

In the aftermath of the current coronavirus disease pandemic, African countries will need to intensify their resource mobilization efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The multidisciplinary methodology adopted in the “Economic Development in Africa Report 2020: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows for Sustainable Development in Africa” is geared towards tackling the relationship between […]
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Africa Entertainment & Media Outlook 2019-2023 (PWC)

An in-depth analysis of the trends sharing the entertainment and media industry in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania. This outlook is looking at the industry through the lens of the consumer.The focus is  on the rise of increasingly personal and personalised media interactions, as today’s consumers – eager, highly selective and voracious – […]
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Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020: What is the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond? (Deloitte)

This summary report outlines the discussions held at the Deloitte Alchemy Africa Outlook 2020, which focused on the outlook for business on the continent in 2020 and beyond. Themes discussed include: How retail can capture the new emerging African consumer Climate change and what it means for business and companies in Africa Investing for Impact […]
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African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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From warehouse to patient: mPharma’s approach to increasing the accessibility of medicines in Africa (Rising Africa)

Good news from the continent Since 2013, the startup mPharma has been trying to build an infrastructure and a drug-monitoring system to connect patients, hospitals and pharmacies. The objective is to enable doctors to know the exact location and availability of medicines in real time, and patients to have better access to medicines. mPharma is […]
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6 reasons to invest in Africa

By: Tarek Sultan Al Essa May 06, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/05/6-reasons-to-invest-in-africa

HIV/AIDS is no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

By: David Ng’ang’a  August 31, 2017 Source: https://www.weforum.org

The investment champion: South Africa beats continent in FDI (Bloomberg)

By: Michael Cohen September 13, 2016 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com