Time is a scarce resource for everybody. That’s the case for business leaders anywhere, including those from places stereotyped as time-mindedless (excuse the linguistic liberty!) such as sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. There’s a reason why most leaders in these places have a driver: this way, they can work while in traffic jams. How do these […]
Before moving to Nigeria for a relatively long period, I thought that testing the waters would be a good idea: would I adapt to a country so different to my own? I had many question marks: some were important issues, others were really minute. One of these minute issues was: will I find the toiletries […]
“Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” was the theme of last week’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that took place in Kigali, Rwanda. Too bad I wasn’t able to attend… such is life! But at least I could get a grasp of it through the internet. Some of the meeting’s highlights reported by Oliver […]
One of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063 is the creation of an integrated high-speed train network that connects all African capitals and commercial centers in the continent. What’s the current situation of railroad transport in sub-Saharan Africa?
I left Nairobi on Saturday. The airport surprised me with several improvements since last year. It has better organized control posts to enter the airport area, a world-class extension to Terminal 1, more eating facilities, etc. Security controls are extensive: I went through 3 screenings! Clearly, they don’t want to take risks. Who knows if […]