Category Africa Rising

The New Gateway to Africa

Africa New Gateway When we think of the gateway to Africa it is often countries such as Ghana and South Africa, Rwanda or possibly Nigeria which come to mind as countries on the continent, but what about the UAE? The United Arab Emirates, or more specifically the city of Dubai? Known as a business hub […]

An African City! Searching for the African Dream

This could be the capital city of South Africa, Nigeria, or Angola. Based in Ghana An African City is a web-series chronicling the lives of the five single African women settling in Accra. This time last year we had all fallen in love with the web-series which aligns itself to our ethos of providing the […]

Africa At Davos – Setting The Theme For The Year Ahead

Highlights from the 45th World Economic Forum (WEF), 2015 Host to the WEF, Davos attracts global leaders, government officials, royalty, celebrities, intellectuals and the worlds business elite, who meet annually to discuss how they can best improve the state of the world. We have provided some highlights on the outcomes for Africa from Davos 2015. […]

15 Tips on Doing Business in Africa

    1.Always follow due process when working, or entering into a new market. Taking short cuts may lead to issues if there are government or ministerial changes. 2.Understand and respect local protocols, and ensure you are fully conversant with local rules, regulations, and changes to legislation. 3.Implement country strategies that underpin regional strategies. Be […]

What Does Made In Africa Really Mean?

If we look for the home of luxury brands Europe is the pinnacle, here we find the home of brands such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Hermes, Cartier and Rolex. Paris is celebrated as the capital of chic and the birth place of haute couture. Germany is reputed for building quality products, particularly within the automotive […]

Africa’s UHNWI’s: The Wealth Report 2014

Knight Frank’s 8th annual Wealth Report provides an overview on what the report means for Africa, providing insight on prime property, wealth distribution and investment sentiment. The report survey’s the attitudes of the world’s UHNWI (Ultra High Net Wealth Individuals). In this years report where Africa is concerned 67% of respondents where positive about wealth […]

The “Africa” Agenda

By now those with an interest in Africa will be familiar with the rhetoric of Africa rising, the phenomenon that after decades of slow growth Africa is finally seeing growth and development, resulting in publications such the Economist revising their view of Africa as the hopeless continent, to Africa the rising continent, sparking debate on […]