2021

WhatsApp Faces Privacy Revolt

WhatsApp Faces Privacy Revolt

New privacy policies will force WhatsApp users in some regions to share their data with Facebook and its other offerings to keep using the popular service.

2020

World’s Best Private Banks 2021: Africa

World’s Best Private Banks 2021: Africa

Resilience has long defined the private banking industry in Africa, and 2020 is no exception. With the Covid pandemic raging and the global economy sagging, African banks have been among the hardest hit. From 2012 through 2019, according to McKinsey ...

Can Microlenders Make A Comeback?

Can Microlenders Make A Comeback?

Once hailed as a game-changer for the impoverished, microlenders are falling behind in the digital race while online lenders and commercial banks poach their turf.

2019

Mauritius: Africa’s Offshore Haven

Mauritius: Africa’s Offshore Haven

Mauritius is betting that political stability and free-market reforms will vault it into the ranks of high-income nations. But first, it needs more foreign investment.

Plenty Of Ambition

Plenty Of Ambition

Phillipine Mtikitiki, general manager of the East & Central Africa Franchise for Coca-Cola and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kenya, talks about Africa’s “infinite promise” and investment from the US and China.

2018

Mauritius: Small But Nimble

Mauritius: Small But Nimble

Mauritius is hoping to parlay its record as a wealth haven and FDI magnet into a new, knowledge-based economy and financial hub for Sub-Saharan Africa.