$100 Billion Investment: Second China-Africa Investment Forum Opens In Guangzhou

  The second China-Africa Investment forum opened on Wednesday in Guangzhou China The two-day event aims to promote experience-sharing between China and Africa, as well as accelerating Chinese investments in the continent. Around 300 government officials, entrepreneurs and other delegates will be taking part in the forum jointly hosted by the Chinese Development Bank and […]

AGRF 2016: Experts Gather In Kenya To Discuss Strategies For Africa’s Agricultural Transformation

  Close to 1500 delegates including Africa heads of State and government have come together in Kenya to discuss how Africa can better benefit from the continent’s agricultural transformation. The green revolution forum(September 5 to 9) is holding under the theme, “Seize the moment, Africa rising through Agricultural Transformation. In an address to delegates, Uhuru […]

Toyin Subair: HiTV 101

  The Founder and CEO of Nigeria’s first indigenous cable TV franchise HiTV, Toyin Subair, shares details of the company’s struggles and eventual collapse, and lessons learnt from the experience. This piece was originally published on his LinkedIn page. My great mentor asked me one day, a few years ago, why after the appointment of […]

Entrepreneurs & Local Government: Planning Policies In South Africa’s Major Metros

 Will we see a change to urban planning, making it easier for acquire land and develop, especially in formerly marginalized communities? By far the biggest economic lever cities have on policy is their complete authority over urban planning, which includes physical land developments and all the rules, such as zoning laws, that go with it. […]

China Teams Up With South Africa To Build $800 Million Car Plant

 South Africa’s automotive sector has received another boost. The country’s reputation for advanced and efficient motor manufacturing capabilities has attracted investment from China. The Beijing Automotive International Company is partnering with South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation to build an 8-hundred million-dollar car plant. Read more on this here.  

Nigeria Signs Deal With Chinese Firm To Build And Modernize Railways

 Nigeria’s government has signed up China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) to modernize and build railway lines in the north and south of the country, the West African country’s transport minister said. The West African country’s economy has slipped into recession for the first time in more than 20 years after being greatly affected by […]

Lessons From Kenya About What’s Holding Back Solar Technology In Africa

 The spread of solar and other modern energy technologies in African countries is considerably low. Despite the global viability and growth in the solar energy market, African countries continue to lag behind. They represent less than 1% of the market demand for solar energy. The region accounts for only 9% of the global installed capacity […]

China To Construct $1.85 Billion Light Rail In Kano State

 China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail, with a total length of 74.3 kilometres, is expected to travel at a speed of 100 […]