BACB led a panel discussion at GTR East Africa on ‘Unleashing trade and economic development in East Africa’. Susie Aliker, CEO of BACB, has written a report of the discussion covering diversification, regional integration and international finance.
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
NYA, a GardaWorld Company, and member of Invest Africa, publish their security briefs on the DRC and Burkina Faso respectively. GardaWorld is the world’s largest privately owned security services company offering a wide range of highly focused business solutions, including leading-edge security services and cash solutions.