Foreign firms are attracted by Nigeria's sizeable middle classes, but companies in the flour sector are having a hard time of it as the competition heats up.
- Friday, 26 February 2016 17:54
- Muyiwa Moyela
- Thursday, 04 February 2016 17:45
- Jacey Fortin
Ethiopia's in the driving seat, as investors from East and West seize on opportunities in sectors ranging from construction to brewing. Though they are global competitors, China, the US and Europe can complement each other here, say the ingenious functionaries in the state investment commission.
- Monday, 24 August 2015 15:39
- Parselelo Kantai
While macroeconomic statistics show that the economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, it is not translating into masses of new jobs for Kenyans. The country's middle class still only makes up a small percentage of the population, challenging investors' optimism over the 'Africa rising' narrative
- Tuesday, 04 August 2015 12:10
- Ntaryike Divine Jr in Douala
Plans are afoot for a new oil refinery and a floating natural gas plant, but operators still worry about low oil prices and conflict in Cameroon's northern regions.