Africa Business Blog

Looking back at this year’s Africa Energy Forum

July 10, 2017  |  Written by Mi Thich, Account Executive, Switzerland Source: DJEMBE Communications Djembe’s Drummers from Angola and Nigeria, with support from our Swiss-based Drummers, attended the 19th African Energy Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7-9 June. This...

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Fuel Quality Improves Power Performance

Author: Ron Miller, PE, MBA, CEM | 01 April 2016 Source: www.linkedin.com/pulse/ In December 2015, I discussed the importance of Fuel Analysis in power project feasibility studies. Building on that important concept, the quality of the fuel used for either power...

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Why U.S. Crude Exports Make Cents

Author: Ron Miller, PE, MBA, CEM | 01 February 2016 Source: www.linkedin.com/pulse/ When you read that the United States is planning to export crude oil, do you assume that this action will make us a crude exporter such as Saudi Arabia and Russia, or both an importer...

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Why Invest in Africa?

Author: Ama Asantewa Diaka | 22 June 2015 Source: www.lemauricien.com The lens through which Africa has been viewed over the past decade has been dusty for a long time. Years ago, you could think of every bad thing, and Africa would be at the forefront of it....

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The Limits of U.S.-China Cooperation in Africa

Author: Yun Sun | 21 April 2015 Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative For the past few years, calls for the U.S. and China to cooperate on security and development issues in Africa have been increasingly popular. American and...

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6 Of The Hottest Startups In Africa You Need To Know About

Author: Nanama Boatemaa Acheampong | 20 April 2015 Something amazing is happening on the African continent; many young, innovative and brilliant minded Africans have taken matters into their own hands by developing startups- not only to address some of the challenges...

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Why keep Ebola from moving business forward in Africa?

The Ebola outbreak has claimed over 2,400 lives, and is disrupting business and inflicting economic damage in the three African countries at the center of the crisis: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The question is, is this enough of an excuse to halt business...

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What to Know Before Starting a Business in Africa

Author: Ama Asantewa Diaka | 15 December 2014 Do you have an idea that you’re itching to turn into a business? Or as an entrepreneur, have you come up with a business idea and believe that you have found a gap in the African market? Is your next question how to start...

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