A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) megaproject is one of the largest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, and Kenya’s most ambitious infrastructure megaproject to date. It includes construction of 700 km of standard-gauge track, 33 stations, and dozens of wagons and locomotives. Just like its huge cost pegged at $4.99 billion, so are the expectations [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Africa, Commercial, Governments, Investments|Comments Off on A game changer for Africa’s Megaprojects

Risks and Uncertainty surround Africa’s Megaprojects

If all goes to plan, the ‘Grand Inga’ hydropower scheme will become one of Africa’s most iconic infrastructure developments. A $12 billion proposal funded by a consortium led by The World Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), China and USA, was originally conceived in the 1950s, but plans for the project were never fulfilled, due [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Advisory, Africa, Financial, Global, Governments, Investment|Comments Off on Risks and Uncertainty surround Africa’s Megaprojects

Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Before she passed on, the Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai left an enduring legacy. The Green Belt Movement (GBM), a grassroots organisation she founded to eradicate poverty through environmental conservation, had reached a significant milestone, planting over 50 million trees in Africa. In spite of that achievement, her life’s work was more about human regeneration. She dreamed of a [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Africa, Economy, Governments, Investments, Philanthropy, Sustainability|Comments Off on Impact assessment of Wangari Maathai’s vision

Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem

One can argue that there is no clear definition of African entreprise. Many point to the fact that business activities in various forms have always existed on the continent. Legendary kings, traders, cities and empires flourished from trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves. In recent times, the citizen may have come to rely heavily [...]

By | June 30th, 2015|Africa, Digital, Economy, Emerging Markets, Enterprise, Governments|Comments Off on Africa: Emerging as an Enterprise Ecosystem