Recent Africa InDepth

DRC: Cobalt Supply Chain Pressures Rising

Featured image

As the DRC seemingly heads towards elections slated for 23 December this year (see The DRC: No Pressure, No Problem), the only other topic as popular as Kabila’s succession or candidacy in business circles is the flurry of mining activity in the country. Government contract renegotiations, miners’ volatile stock prices, disputes and injunctions, the upturn in …   Read more

Tanzania’s evolving investment environment

Featured image

Since the election of President John Magufuli, the Tanzanian government has at times been accused of a myopic focus on revenue collection at the cost of business growth. Businesses in particular have complained that policy flux and a weight of fiscal and regulatory enforcement activities has not been accompanied by a constructive dialogue around reform. …   Read more

The DRC: no pressure, no problem

Featured image

The DRC’s elections are scheduled for December 2018, after multiple delays. With President Joseph Kabila unable to run again without a constitutional amendment, his options are limited to appointing a successor or delaying the election again on account of several legitimate reasons. Recurring unrest in Kinshasa and growing violent conflicts in multiple provinces are the …   Read more

The African Year in 2018

Featured image

As the global economy begins to advance on surer footing, Africa’s economies face an important test. Some will be buoyed by the creeping rise in commodity prices. But this could be partially offset by rising interest rates in Western economies. These will both increase the cost of foreign currency debt-servicing for African governments and corporates, …   Read more

South Africa: the ANC’s elective conference 2017

Featured image

With just under three weeks to go until the African National Congress’s (ANC) elective conference, the race to succeed President Jacob Zuma is entering its most critical phase. The conference occurs against a backdrop of prolonged controversy around the country’s leadership, prompted by scandals in government and widening divisions within the heart of the ruling …   Read more

Ethiopia: Africa’s great enigma

Featured image

For many businesses scanning Africa for the next opportunity, Ethiopia is the continent’s great enigma. It is a country that has experienced near double-digit growth for the best part of a decade, is rich in land and resources, and has a growing population of over 100 million people; second only to Nigeria on the continent. …   Read more

View all Africa InDepth


Recent Blog Posts

The Sun Is Shining on African Electrification

Joslyne Muthoni is an Associate Consultant, focusing on investor relations, sustainability and social media listening. Joslyne has worked on recent assignments across the agriculture, power, mining and consumer goods sectors, as well as conducting extensive research and analysis for public sector clients.   Read more

Tanzania introduces blueprint for pro-business regulatory reform

Featured image

In our InDepth analysis  published in April, we examined recent changes to the investment environment in Tanzania, aimed at creating a friendlier and predictable investor climate. Over the weekend of 19 May, the cabinet of the United Republic of Tanzania approved the highly anticipated “Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms to Improve the Business Environment.” The reforms, …   Read more

Guinea: New Government to Hold the Course

Featured image

On 21 May 2018, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana was named Prime Minister of Guinea, four days after Mamady Youla submitted his resignation in response to increased and sustained civil unrest across the country. Kassory has long been a VIP in Conakry’s corridors of power, whose jet-setting and wheeler-dealing have ultimately been crucial to the country’s currently …   Read more

President’s speech reminds us of the forgotten role of social values

Richard Kiplagat, Chief Executive Officer, africapractice   Read more

Stronger investor relations could unlock growth in Kenya’s fintech space

Thanks to the continued mainstreaming of fintech, disruptive technology is now a key boardroom agenda in most leading financial institutions around the world. This is a global trend with far-reaching local implications in view of the increasingly central role that technology plays in Kenya’s financial sector. Having embraced M-PESA 11 years ago, Kenya has an …   Read more

The African Free Trade Dividend

Africa’s increasing integration has been much talked about over the past couple of weeks. The progress displayed on this project is one for which Africa’s political leadership deserves praise and is one of the most significant developments on the continent for many years. Africa’s cooperation efforts date back to 1963 but attempts to achieve this …   Read more

Fresh approach to Africa’ infrastructure development key to success of new trade treaty

Kenyan MPs are currently debating a Bill to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a landmark trade treaty that was signed by 44 African countries in Kigali, Rwanda, this March. Like Kenya, several other African countries are also fast-tracking the process of ratifying the treaty, indicating that the political will needed to successfully …   Read more

View all Blogposts


^ Back to Top