Archive for: October, 2013

No Place Like Home Africa’s Skilled Labour Returns

No Place Like Home Africa’s Skilled Labour Returns

Mariam Koné left Canada five years ago to start a business consulting firm in Bamako, the capital of Mali. As her client base grew steadily, earnings from her company, Koné Conseil, also increased. Business has been great, she says. Although […]

 
 

Top 10 Richest People In Africa in 2013

Top 10 Richest People In Africa in 2013

The combined fortune of Africa’s 55 billionaires is $143.88 billion. The average net worth of the members of this exclusive club is $2.6 billion, while the median age of the richest people in Africa is 65 years. The oldest billionaires […]

 
 

Top 10 African Countries for Doing Business

Top 10 African Countries for Doing Business

The World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” index assesses government regulations affecting domestic businesses in 185 countries. The aim of the report is to show improvement in such regulations is good for economic growth. Based on the report we have compiled […]

 
 

Africa’s Newest Oil Producers

Africa’s Newest Oil Producers

As with Nigeria, Angola is set to benefit from a string of new oil field developments. BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Total are developing projects that will provide production capacity of up to 2.3m b/d and which could take total Angolan […]

 
 

Instead of Guns, Send Pens. Instead of Soldiers, Send Teachers!

Instead of Guns, Send Pens.  Instead of Soldiers, Send Teachers!

In war, dedicated teachers are on the front lines of the battle for hope and equality.  Facing harrowing conditions, teachers are often unsupported in their responses to the pleas of children and parents for access to meaningful education.  The international […]