African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) in July announced the final close of its third African infrastructure investment fund (AIIF3) ... having raised $320 million, targeting Nigeria and East Africa. AIIM director Paul Frankish tells The Africa Report where the fund sees the most promising opportunities.
At first glance, the three major blocs that are expected to compete in the October 2020 presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire look almost identical ... to those that competed in 2010. But the political dynamics have changed dramatically.
From Brussels, former president Laurent Gbagbo has taken taken up the reins of the Front Populaire Ivorien (FPI) again and dreams of the day ... when he can finally return home to Côte d'Ivoire. There are no hard feelings, simply a real desire for revenge.
Five months after his acquittal, the former youth minister under President Laurent Gbagbo and former leader of the Jeunes Patriotes is preparing ... to return home to Côte d'Ivoire. From The Hague, he talks about life in prison, his relations with Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro, and his new political ambitions.
Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, which together produce about 65% of the world's cocoa but get only about $6bn each year from the $100bn global chocolate ... industry, are joining forces in a bid to exert greater pricing power.