With a population of a mere 875,000 and a GDP figure of $1.58 billion, the state of Djibouti rarely makes international headlines. But things are changing.
Inside Africa blog
What comfort does South Africa’s Protection of Investment Act provide to foreign investors?
South Africa’s current radical approach to investment protection is raising questions amongst foreign investors.
Financing projects in Africa: looking back and it’s not all doom and gloom
Lower commodity prices made 2015 a somewhat challenging year for project finance but despite the negative outlook, African deals are still being brought to market, securing finance for longer term investments.
Renewable energy generation and the need to store it
The interplay between energy storage technology and renewable energy generation is particularly relevant in Africa as it holds the potential to unlock economic growth.
Africa’s challenging path to becoming an agri superpower
Despite the continent’s potential to become a major agribusiness player, the regulatory environment is not yet supportive enough to attract large investments.
Unlocking Africa’s energy potential: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together’
African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, described energy as ‘the lifeblood of any society and the passport to economic transformation’. Creating energy to light up Africa is high up on the agenda.
Africa’s New Deal: Bankability and government support insights from the Indonesian market
In January, the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched the ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa,’ an ambitious plan to light up Africa.
Japanese infrastructure investment in Africa – can TICAD deliver?
For the first time in its 23–year history, the next Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will be held on African soil in Kenya.
Recognition of EEA bail-in rights in Africa – amendment to UK rules
Good news for UK financial institutions doing business in Africa under local law contracts.
Inter-regional grid infrastructure development in Africa on the rise
The lack of formal grid infrastructure across the African continent has created an opportunity to develop off-grid and mini-grid solutions which can assist in bringing power to rural and isolated communities.