The Last Internet Battlefield

The Last Internet Battlefield

By drone or by cable, Google, Facebook and other tech giants are vying to unlock Africa’s trove of potential subscribers who still lack internet access.

Africa’s 25 Best Companies

Africa’s 25 Best Companies

African economies face especially tough barriers to post-Covid-19 recovery. Global Finance names the top 25 best performing companies throughout Africa. 

Development Lenders Plug Gap

Development Lenders Plug Gap

The global pandemic is holding back Africa’s essential infrastructure development. Some creative private sector and multilateral solutions promise to ease the crisis.

Morocco Plots Its Comeback

Morocco Plots Its Comeback

The government unveiled an ambitious economic recovery package. But with a flagging tourism industry and declining FDI, worries persist. 

The Anglophones Are Coming

The Anglophones Are Coming

Companies based in English-speaking Africa are investing in their Francophone neighbors, with tech companies leading the way. 

Display and Hope

Display and Hope

Covid-19’s impact has not been as great in Africa as on other continents. But governments are still looking for ways to return to rapid growth. 

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.

World's Best Banks 2020: Africa

World's Best Banks 2020: Africa

It has been Global Finance’s practice to conduct a Best Bank award ceremony during the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. As this year’s Meetings have gone virtual, so will Global Finance’s awards ceremony. Below are a selection of winners ...

Ghana: Bracing For Contraction

Ghana: Bracing For Contraction

With an election looming, Ghana’s economy grapples with a pandemic, falling oil revenues, a nagging fiscal deficit and the imperative to diversify.