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.

Africa's Fintech Makeover

Africa's Fintech Makeover

Telecoms and local start-ups are bringing digital banking to underserved areas of the continent, often in partnership with traditional banks. But working together isn’t always easy.  

Africa's Top Companies

South Africa and Egypt are the biggest contributors to this year’s list—but their prospects are diverging.  

African Finance Transformed

African Finance Transformed

From Cape Town to Cairo, digital banking is the buzzword as incumbents and newcomers vie for a young, tech-savvy population.  

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.

Africa Converging

Africa Converging

The regional economy is expanding, but a global slowdown and a continuing infrastructure deficit stand in the way of faster growth. 

Ghana: Sustaining Growth Momentum

Ghana: Sustaining Growth Momentum

Ghana has been one of Africa’s star performers, boosted by expanding oil production. But currency volatility, foreign-investor jitters and an upcoming election pose challenges.