Power & Water in Africa

Egypt's changing geopolitical situation has caused it to rethink its opposition to Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam project. Renaissance, and the much larger grand Inga project in the Congo are needed by Africa but will cause enormous environmental and social impact.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: A Global Matter with No Progress?

Gender inequality is one of the global topics that is continuously spoken about, be it in terms of inequalities in the attainment of health, survival and education in developing countries, or differences in economic opportunities in the developed world. Naturally, gender diversity is a hot topic also for global business, where females are consistently underrepresented…

Launching consumer brands in sub-Saharan Africa

"GDP is not the best way to determine whether or not to go into an African country", the founder of a successful Nigerian company with operations across the continent told me. This wisdom also applies to launching a consumer brand in Africa.  Nielsen's recent report "Africa: How to navigate the retail distribution labyrinth" confirms this.…
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