Friday, Aug 18, 2017
AFRICA NEWS

Extractive Industries Côte d’Ivoire

Foreign investments in mining, oil and gas to drive future growth




Amara Mining will invest around $430 million to build one of the continent’s largest gold mines at Yaoure, while Exxon Mobil returns to the country... Aug 03, 2017

Energy | Africa | Ivory Coast



Farming in Rwanda

“Remarkable” results in agriculture, says World Bank


Left: Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. Right: Sina GErard, Founder and CEO, Urwibutso Enterprise

After having attained food security in 2010, Rwanda has seen its food exports surge and poverty has been greatly reduced thanks to the advancements... Jul 18, 2017

Infrastructure | Africa | Rwanda


Tranforming Cote D’Ivoire

Beyond basics: Côte d’Ivoire’s new drive for trade and industry


Bernard Asso Abouo, CEO, La Loyale Group

A major African industrial and trading hub for many centuries, Côte d’Ivoire now seeks to upgrade its trade routes and move up the value... Jul 13, 2017

Industry & Trade | Africa | Ivory Coast


Energy in Ghana

Tackling the ‘dumsor’ crisis


Ghana wants to lower its dependence on the Akosombo Dam on the Volta River, which contributes around 60 percent of the country’s energy supply (Credit: ZSM)

President Nana Akufo-Addo came to power in January with a number of important economic challenges to address – amongst them is Ghana’s power... Jun 29, 2017

Energy | Africa | Ghana



Banking in Ghana

Brighter times ahead for Ghana’s banks




The rapid deceleration of economic growth in Ghana in 2015 and 2016, mainly the result of the plunge in prices of gold, cocoa and oil, had a major impact... Jun 28, 2017

Finance | Africa | Ghana


Sierra Leone Economic Recovery

Back on the growth path: a 5.4% GDP increase expected


Left: Henry O. Macauley, Minister of Energy. Right: Momodu L. Kargbo, Minister of Finance and Economic Development

Sound macroeconomic policies together with generous support from development partners has helped ensure fiscal and external sustainability following... Jun 06, 2017

Finance | Africa | Sierra Leone


East African Regional Integration

A joint vision for regional infrastructure development


National carrier RwandAir continues to expand its fleet

Regional allies show there is power in numbers as they combine forces to carry out vital energy and transport projects

Jun 05, 2017

Infrastructure | Africa | Rwanda



Port Expansion in Côte d’Ivoire

Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness


Photo: Romain Seaf

Four-fold capacity increase and international collaborations raise Abidjan Port’s competitiveness

May 26, 2017

Transport | Africa | Ivory Coast


Healthcare in DRC

Intensive programmes strengthen health sector


The new Cinquantenaire Hospital in Kinshasa

Reforms in the health sector are improving access and public services. Over 1000 health centers and 200 hospitals are being constructed throughout the... May 18, 2017

Health | Africa | Democratic Republic of Congo


Egypt’s Construction Boom

Construction industry ‘most prosperous’ in MENA region


Darwish Hassanein, CEO, Secon

U.K.-based bank HSBC  named Egypt’s construction industry, which is predicted to grow by more than 8% annually, in the Middle East and North... May 17, 2017

Industry & Trade | Africa | Egypt



New chapter for Ghana

Economy back on track


Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

Ghana celebrates the 60th anniversary of its independence in 2017, a year seen as the opening of a new era of sustainable socioeconomic growth under... May 11, 2017

Government | Africa | Ghana


Banking in Rwanda

Well-managed financial sector drives country forward


National Bank of Rwanda

Behind Rwanda’s socioeconomic progress is a stable and sound financial sector, which has enjoyed average annual asset and profitability growth... May 10, 2017

Finance | Africa | Rwanda


Building for a lifetime, lasting through generations

Mr Ibrahim Bah
Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray Limited

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ibrahim Bah, Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray... Aug 10, 2017


The legacy of Ernest Bai Koroma

Ernest Bai Koroma
President of Sierra Leone

Ernest Bai Koroma became President of Sierra Leone 2007 in the country’s first peaceful... Aug 10, 2017


Diversifying and expanding geographically

Mr Alwan Hitti
Chairman of Hitti Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alwan Hitti, Chairman of Hitti Group, discusses the... Aug 09, 2017


‘We see crisis as solid roots to success’

Mr Ghassan Yared
CEO of Forewin Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghassan Yared, CEO of Forewin Group, discusses the... Aug 08, 2017


Passionate about Africa

Mr. Alhassan Andani
Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic... Aug 07, 2017


Committed to Ghana’s growth

Mr. Henry Oroh
Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Henry Oroh, Managing Director of Zenith Bank... Aug 04, 2017


Heavily investing in digitalisation

Mr. John Awuah
CEO of Universal Merchant Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. John Awuah, CEO of Universal Merchant Bank, discusses... Aug 02, 2017


Building a bank that can compete with the best in the world

Mr Anselm Ray Sowah
Managing Director of GCB Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, Managing Director of GCB Bank,... Aug 01, 2017


The foremost bank supporting SMEs

Mrs. Abiola Bawuah
Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abiola Bawuah, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank... Aug 01, 2017


Great hope and potential for Ghana’s future

H.E. Jon Benjamin
Former UK High Commissioner to Ghana

In this interview with Upper Reach, Jon Benjamin, former UK High Commissioner to Ghana,... Jul 07, 2017


Boosting trade between UK and Ghana

Tony Burkson
CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Tony Burkson, CEO of the UK Ghana Chamber of Commerce... Jul 03, 2017


‘Moving from up-front tax to back-room tax’

Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti
Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General of the Ghana... Jun 28, 2017


Moving from hydro to a hybrid power generation system

Mr. Fred Oware
CEO of BUI Power Authority (BPA)

In this interview with Upper Reach, Fred Oware, CEO of Bui Power Authority, discusses the... Jun 24, 2017


Securing access to power

Hon. Boakye Agyarko
Minister of Energy

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Boakye Agyarko, Ghana´s Minister of Energy,... Jun 23, 2017


‘See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana’

Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana´s... Jun 23, 2017


Accelerating growth through a vibrant telecom sector

Hon. Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful
Minister for Communications

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula... Jun 22, 2017


‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
Minister for Food and Agriculture

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Ghana’s Minister of... Jun 22, 2017


Nurturing a culture of insurance in Cote D’Ivoire

Bernard Asso Abouo
Managing Director of La Loyale Group

Bernard Asso Abouo, Managing Director of La Loyale Group in Côte d’Ivoire, discusses... Feb 23, 2017


‘GEpetrol's mandate is to be involved in the economic fabric of the country’

Antonio Oburu Ondo
General Manager of GEpetrol

GEpetrol was established as the National Oil Company of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea... Feb 21, 2017


‘Bank on our integrity’

John D. Okrafo-Smart
Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank

John D. Okrafo-Smart, Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, speaks to The Worldfolio... Feb 13, 2017


CCEI BANK: Reinventing the financial system of Equatorial Guinea

Alberto Doria Lajay
General Manager of CCEI Bank

CCEI Bank is a strong financial institution that keeps betting on Equatorial Guinea in order... Jan 31, 2017



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