Sub Saharan Africa: Most Valuable Brands 2017

October 25, 2018

Since launching our capabilities across Africa, the team have begun receiving enquiries and fielding lots of questions. We thought of adding a little more clarity around the key brands, from the mega to the emerging. Here is the first of a series of rankings we thought you would find interesting: Most Valuable Brands in 2017. Download […]

“The sun rush” – Off-grid solar power companies in East and West Africa.

October 17, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the sunniest places in the world but despite this abundance of natural resource, it ranks amongst the most reliant upon fossil fuels for the production of electricity. Moreover, access to electricity via the national grid is typically limited to 43% of the population, but in rural areas this figure is […]

Out of currency devaluation comes….transparency?

October 13, 2018

Whilst the Iranian rial (IRR) has been hammered over recent weeks following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the Iranian government has tried to reassure the public that it has no shortage of foreign currency.  In response it has been offering foreign currency based on a US dollar rate of 42,000 IRR – nearly […]

Nigerian-Lebanese: West Africa’s Most Successful Diaspora

October 8, 2018

Over the years, Lebanon’s strongest export has been its citizens, who remit billions of dollars annually back to their country. Much of this capital flow has originated from Nigeria, where Lebanese immigrants settled as early as 1885. The Lebanese diaspora now dominates diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy from hospitality to real estate as well […]