Ethiopia Poised for Continued Growth

March 2, 2015

Over the last decade, the investment community has praised the tremendous growth of the Chinese and Indian economies, leading to heavy investment and a reshaping of each country’s image. However, China’s economy has recently slowed down with GDP growth at 7.4% over…

Financing Africa's Massive Projects

March 2, 2015

It is an audacious $4.8 billion project undertaken by one of the world’s poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, some 8,500 workers are labouring tirelessly every day to build the gigantic Grand…

First African Conference On Remittances and Postal Networks Addresses Cost of Sending Money [press release]

March 1, 2015

Each year more than US$60 billion in remittances is sent to and within Africa but often at great expense. Finding ways to leverage this powerful financial and development force by making remittance services more affordable and accessible to rural people is the…

Ghana's Digital Advertising Industry Begins to Take Off – Big International Brands Take Online and Mobile Seriously [analysis]

March 1, 2015

The digital advertising industry in Africa is beginning to show the first signs of beginning take shape. Digital spend on banners and social media is increasing, particularly amongst consumer brands aimed at the young. Russell Southwood interviewed Adsbrook’s Derek Jason Bossman about…