Category Archives: INSIGHTS

[OP-ED] DRC Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from West Africa

With a new outbreak of Ebola cases being announced last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I am reminded of early 2014 when I took up a position as a consultant physician in the largest hospital in Freetown. I

How African entrepreneurs seize opportunities in uncertainty

CEOs will need to focus on their business strategies and processes and will be expected to play a part in the broader community Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth

Check Out This Guide To The Largest Companies In Africa

Telecommunications and Banking: Fast-Growing Industries to Keep an Eye on By Jackie Edwards Although agriculture remains the biggest industry in the region, with over 60 percent of the continent employed in agriculture-related jobs according to Economy Watch, Africa is seeing

World Malaria Day: Researcher Seeks Funding For African Scientists

Today is World Malaria Day. We decide to publish this op-ed on the disease by Ify Aniebo, a malaria researcher and doctoral student in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) prestigious program in Clinical Medicine and Infectious

These Are The Most Attractive Investment Destinations in Africa

According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business The latest Africa Investment Index 2016 has showed that Botswana is the

[OP-ED] WHO Elections: Issues for Members States to Reflect On

The health challenges in today’s world, particularly for developing countries, demand bold new leadership to ensure the organization can deliver on its mandate for people across the globe. As the World Health Organization (WHO) votes for a new leader next

Zuckerberg Visited Because Lagos Is “The Silicon Valley Of Africa”

In reference to last week’s visit by Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria, the CEO & Co-founder of Seedstars World, Alisée de Tonnac has praised the impact one guy can have by just visiting a city! She responded to Le

Nigeria’s Economy Has Not Reached Bottom Yet – Bloomberg Intelligence

By Mark Bohlund The renewed decline in oil production and a sliding Purchasing Managers Index suggests that the Nigerian economy has not yet reached a trough, even after a deeper GDP contraction in the second quarter. A sharper negative contribution

What Zuckerberg’s Visit Means For Nigeria – Tayo Elegbede

In an unannounced fashion, Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday arrived Lagos-Nigeria to kick start his first tour of Sub-Saharan Africa, where over 100 million Facebook users reside. According to him, he is in Lagos to “learn more about the startup

Nigeria Helped by low debt as it tackles slump spending

By David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg News Nigeria is facing a recession, a plunging currency, inflation at a decade-high and a widening budget deficit. It has one going for it; low debt. That means the West African nation has room to