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[BLOG] Ecobank: making it in Africa, and why size matters

05-17-2012 | 09:39:02
The greatest opportunities (for investors in banking and financial services industries) will lie in the mass retail segment. Less than 20% of the African ...

[BLOG] Can investment groups improve the level of intra-African investment?

05-16-2012 | 07:14:05
Investment groups in Kenya are becoming powerful investment vehicles that the government is now looking to tap into for some of the big projects under ...

[BLOG] Expanding Africa’s growth frontier

05-16-2012 | 07:06:49
In the last decade, Africa has been on the brink of a major transformation, with six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies coming from the continent, ...

[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen”:The Liberian Conflict and the birth of ECOMOG (2)

05-15-2012 | 09:42:56
Two weeks ago, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was convicted of providing moral support, weapons and operational help to Liberian-backed, drug-crazed ...

[BLOG] Developing the manufacturing sectors to tackle unemployment challenges

05-14-2012 | 11:29:39
Quiet recently I read a report about fostering industrial development in Africa in the new global environment delivered by Milasoa Chérel-Robson, Economic ...

[BLOG] The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen”: *From the Archives*: “Thirty Years of ECOWAS: An Appraisal”

04-26-2012 | 06:07:41
There is a saying that when France sneezes, the rest of Europe catches a cold. In the wake of the French - followed by Dutch - rejection of the European ...

[BLOG] Internet: A great benefit for us all

04-23-2012 | 11:28:26
One cannot imagine life without ICT because of the improvements it has brought to all of us. Now it can be said that the internet has made information ...

[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen”: Towards an ECOWAS-ECCAS Collaborative Framework?

04-18-2012 | 10:07:36
Given the unfolding events in Mali and the Sahel region, it is probably too early and a tad premature to emphatically-speak of a collaboration that sees ...

[BLOG] Brand success: Impact of time and chance

04-18-2012 | 09:10:40
Brand success hinges on several factors. There is strategy factor, market forces and time element.  Not to forget also, there is the key role of management ...

[BLOG] Vacancy In Africa

04-16-2012 | 08:26:50
All work and no play they say makes Jake a doll boy! But having to work in a country far away from one's own and in a lucrative position is what many ...

[BLOG] Explaining the ECOWAS Peace & Security Architecture

04-12-2012 | 08:18:31
Back in 2011, BBC Ivory Coast correspondent John James erroneously called what might have been the deployment of an Ecowas Standby Force(ESF) as ECOMOG, ...

[BLOG] Africa must press for changes in the financing mechanisms for climate change

04-10-2012 | 12:42:31
It is common knowledge that Africa depends on its natural resources, which are being affected now by climate change.The impact of expanding Agriculture ...

[BLOG] Leveraging Social Entrepreneurs to Do Business in Africa

04-10-2012 | 10:42:17
Africa has a significant contingent of social entrepreneurs making social impact. This same group is also a significant asset for business. Social entrepreneurs ...

[BLOG] Basic steps to rule your market

04-10-2012 | 10:28:09
As we know, developing great products or services and marketing strategies with heavy budget do not guarantee success. To be successful, a unique market ...

[BLOG] Africa’s food security must remain a top priority

04-03-2012 | 07:48:06
The challenge of achieving long-term food security in Africa is real, and the need is urgent. Whilst the efforts of international advocacy groups are ...

[BLOG] Africa as a marketplace

04-02-2012 | 10:57:13
Africa must begin to promote itself to the international market in the world. It is long overdue for the continent to do as it told by the West when ...

[BLOG] Yinka Olaito - 6 routes to marketplace irrelevance

03-27-2012 | 09:37:59
Marketplace is made up of several dynamics. Brand’s sustainability and relevance is hinged on its ability to understand and work with these dynamics ...

[BLOG] Consumers and the Internet in Africa

03-26-2012 | 10:37:29
In less than two years, the bandwidth of traffic on Internet services provided in Africa has doubled. Africa is now experiencing superior quality Internet ...

[BLOG] Alfonce Mbizwo - Zim start-up challenges Africa’s mobile landscape

03-26-2012 | 09:06:58
Zimbile, a Zimbabwean tech start-up, looks poised to change the mobile landscape of Africa after developing a platform that enables businesses and individuals ...

[BLOG] Mission: ECOWAS Has a Responsibility to Protect West Africa from Criminals

03-21-2012 | 06:55:26
Back in October 2011, I wrote a piece entitled “Time for ECOWAS to Ratify the Criminal Investigative Intelligence Bureau”. The idea behind the piece ...