The Ethiopian government’s announcement that it is intending to push ahead with the liberalisation of the country’s telecommunications sector has attracted significant international interest. This includes plans to divest a 49% stake in Ethio Telecom, the state monopoly operator, and to issue two licenses to new multinational
The African Development Bank has estimated that the financing gap for African infrastructure falls between $130 and $170 billion a year. Investment in infrastructure lies at the heart of many of the challenges facing Africa’s development and growth agenda. New road and rail links will
Ethiopia is one of the largest counties in Africa both in terms of size and population. It has also registered growth rates of over 8% for the last 15 years. This sustained growth has driven progress on many key social indicators. Between 2004 and 2018,
With rising protectionism and escalating trade wars across Western markets, Africa offers a different story to investors. In their fourth edition of the Risk-Reward Index for Africa, Control Risks moves beyond the headlines to draw out the underlying patterns of change and structural risk factors.
On a continent where 76% of the workforce is engaged in informal labour, the question of how to inject capital into businesses overlooked by traditional banking services has weighed on the minds of developers and financiers alike for decades. If opportunities are to be created
Emma Wade-Smith, HM Trade Commissioner for Africa On his recent visit to Africa, Jeremy Hunt called for ‘the world to see African nations as partners for investment and trade’. British investment and trade with Africa has been growing steadily over the last decade. Foreign direct
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner, Denham Capital Over 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity. This energy deficit will need to be urgently addressed if the continent is to fully reap the benefits of industrialisation and technological innovation. However, Africa also has huge energy
Franziska Hollmann, Director Corporate Finance, DEG The UN General Assembly has declared 2016-2025 the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. Yet, Africa’s manufacturing value added accounted for only 1.6% of the global total in 2014. The continent continues to lag behind other regions and adds