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The African Development Bank’s Annual Meeting: The Importance of Agribusiness in Africa

The African Development Bank (ADB) held its Annual Meeting in India this month, the first time ADB has held this meeting outside of the African continent.  During his keynote address, ADB President Akinwunmi Adesina highlighted the importance of agribusiness to the continued transformation of economies across the continent.  To those who know him and those … Continue Reading

African Economies Looking Beyond Oil and Gas in Response to the Collapse of the Commodities Market

The first quarter of 2016 has proven to be difficult with few bright spots across Sub-Saharan Africa economies. According to Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly analysis of economic trends and the latest data for the region, economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa slowed in 2015 to its lowest rates since 2009 with GDP growth averaging … Continue Reading

Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Continues as Two Key Arrests Are Made in a Widening Graft Investigation

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is pressing forward with his crackdown on corruption and is sending a clear message that corruption no longer will be “business as usual” in his country. During his September 28th speech before the U.N. General Assembly, President Buhari urged the international community to step up its efforts to locate and return … Continue Reading

Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business

In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while it may not have the global reach or fame of Hollywood … Continue Reading