News: This Country Recently Became Africa’s Largest Economy, Now It’s Too Big for Businesses to Ignore

Lagos economy

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy. And with over 200 million people, it is the largest market in the continent, its population nearly twice the size of Ethiopia (110 million) or Egypt (102 million). Yet among many companies, there is a great deal of nervousness around investing in Nigeria. One business development officer of a large company […]

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Africa: The Decline Of First Class Vs The Rise Of Premium Economy

SAATM Economy flights traffic

As first class air travellers declines around the world, we’re simultaneously seeing Premium Economy (PE), expanding to fill the gap. Investigation show how the two are related, and whether this is good news for travelers. As two more airlines drop first class from their aircraft, it seems there is no stopping the juggernaut of change at the pointy end of […]

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Africa: The Blue Economy is the new frontier whose time has come,” says President Michel of Seychelles


“It is time to step forward, the Blue Economy is the new frontier whose time has come,” says President Michel, the former President of the Seychelles. Former Seychelles President James Alix Michel has addressed the 6th South China Sea Conference which is taking place in Malaysia under the theme “Forging a shared future in the South china Sea”, in conjunction […]

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Kwame Ofosu Bamfo voted Hotelier of the year

The Chairman of Alisa Hotels and 2015 Best Hotelier award-winner Kwame Ofosu Bamfo has urged business owners in the tourism industry to continually invest in their facilities so as to help speed up Ghana’s tourism development drive. “If properly packaged and presented, tourism can save Ghana’s economy from the numerous challenges it currently faces, as has happened in many industrialised […]

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S.A is now Africa’s third largest economy – CNBC Africa

(Renaissance Capital) A couple of years ago – I did a summer mash-up comparing continental, country and US state GDP.  I argued that even with a US recession in 2016, still Russia’s GDP would not exceed California’s until 2029.  This is a very preliminary update on how the EM and Frontier worlds stack up against each other and the US after […]

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ECOWAS member states brainstorm on Valletta Action

A meeting on the implementation of the Valletta Action Plan by Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) member states has been held in Accra to deliberate on relevant issues on how to maximise the positives of migration to impact on development of countries among others. The Valletta Action Plan is built around five priority areas, which are development benefits of […]

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