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In search of a lost economy

In search of a lost economy

South Africa’s National Treasury published a discussion paper on Tuesday 27 August, proposing a dramatic shake-up of the country’s economy....

Guinea emerging from the shadows

Guinea emerging from the shadows

Recent reports from three respected international organisations sketch a relatively upbeat picture of economic prospects in the west African state...

The future lies along a railway line

The future lies along a railway line

In a world dreaming of smart cities, driverless cars, and other digitally-connected concepts, it’s a little surprising to hear a...

How Nigeria is going local

How Nigeria is going local

Promoting “indigenisation” in the Nigerian economy was the subject of a recent LEX Africa seminar, which asked how foreign investors...

The business of enthusiasm

The business of enthusiasm

Spontaneous applause erupted from an audience as a speaker declared the time had arrived for African business to take the...

Ghana’s electricity supply industry

Ghana’s electricity supply industry

In line with the national push for a more structured approach to increasing local content and participation, the Regulations came...

Tax in African countries

Tax in African countries

The African Union is on a drive to make the continent economically self-sufficient and some observers believe fixing tax collection...

Jumia, a $1bn African dream

Jumia, a $1bn African dream

When African online retailer Jumia Technologies listed on the New York Stock Exchange on 12 April, many market watchers did...