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Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Main street invests in Africa’s stocks: Nile fund’s Larry Seruma on the continent’s modernising equity markets

Main Street investors can now own a portfolio of Africa’s fastest growing stocks with as little as $1000 – the minimum investment required for the Nile Pan African fund, a US based mutual fund offering the public targeted allocations in African equities.

Jose.

A family affair

An interview with Jose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, chairman of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund

Margaret McMillan

The Myth of de-industrialisation in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Rather than industrialising, many believe that the manufacturing sector in Africa has contracted. Yet a careful scrutiny of the recent facts indicates this is not so.”

Kuseni Dlamini.

South Africa matures as an electoral democracy

The consolidation of democracy in South Africa augurs well for advancement of the democratic project across Africa.

Elsie Kanza S

Talking equality in unequal places: A conversation with WEF Africa Director Elsie Kanza

The urgency of the theme of this year’s WEF, ‘Forging Inclusive Growth’, become all the more apparent when cast against the background of Nigeria’s current strife.

Smallholder.

Smallholder impact and risk metrics: A Labyrinth of opportunity

A number of new tools bring clarity to the complicated world of smallholder agricultural finance

Factory.

The right way to do business in Africa

“The key to long-term success is understanding that ultimately business success relies on similar principles everywhere.”

TIM HANSTAD.

How China Lifted 500 million people out of extreme poverty

The recognition of land rights has helped alleviate poverty in China, with NGOs playing a vital role

JOHN MARKS.

Well-crafted entertainment can change the world

TV and radio programmes are able to influence the attitudes and behaviour of audiences through the use of creative storytelling

DANIEL VIEDERMAN.

Modern day slavery in the global economy, and how to solve it

The debt taken on by many migrant workers turns paid labourers into modern day slaves, but there are clear steps to addressing the problem

Creating the new benchmark

Sustainable business is a frequently used catchphrase, but what does it look like in practice? This Is Africa sits down with Ilmi Granoff, Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the African context, and the value of sustainability reporting.

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