Forbes Africa is the drama critic to business in Africa. The magazine helps readers connect the dots, form patterns and see beyond the obvious, giving them a completely different perspective. In doing this, it delivers sharp, in-depth and engaging stories by looking at global and domestic issues from an African prism.
From New Lows To Some Highs
OUR NINTH ANNIVERSARY AND THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES NEEDED TODAY
TANZANIA IS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
THE TRUE CEILING-CRASHER
“A Fitbit In Your Skull With Tiny Wires”
Booked And Busy
AFRICA AT THE WTO
A Real-Life Wakanda?
TOGO ERADICATES SLEEPING SICKNESS
NIGERIAN-BORN SADE TO RELEASE SIX-LP VINYL SET
Africa Eradicates Wild Poliovirus
355% Year-Over-Year Growth: Zoom
Ethiopia Unveils New Notes
COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS IN AFRICA
LESOTHO MINE RECOVERS GIANT DIAMOND
Caster Semenya: ‘I Will Continue To Fight’
World Economic Forum Postpones Annual Summit
Virus Scan • Since the first coronavirus case in Egypt in February, in eight months, the total number of confirmed cases in the African continent has soared past 1.3 million. More facts and figures.
Powering Through THE PANDEMIC • Covid-19 has proved to be a game-changer for East African businesses. Among the hardest hit is the region’s alternative energy sector. Responsible for providing many remote communities with off-grid energy services, sector businesses started the year on a high. FORBES AFRICA examines how they are responding, and coping, in the current crisis.
The New TYCOONS READY FOR The Next NORMAL • The change-makers in Nigeria’s new digital economy are turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. They are the tenacious new wealth creators in a country that celebrates its 60th anniversary in October.
A Nadir Of Hope In ‘The New Normal’? • As Africa’s biggest economy marks its diamond jubilee, there are mixed views for its post-pandemic recovery forecast. But there is reason to be hopeful about the hyper-competitiveness and resilience of the country’s middle class and youth through the fog of uncertainty.
A NEW CAPITALISM: Views From The Top • As Covid-19 continues on its rampage disrupting nations, what do Nigeria’s top billionaire and multi-millionaire entrepreneurs think of the new economy emerging in the wake of the pandemic? What are the post-crisis strategies, and what will business look like?
The Blockbuster Named NOLLYWOOD • A look at the never-say-die Nigerian film industry’s emerging money-spinning trends.
RESUSCITATING The Multilateral Trading System • Amina Mohamed has had a long illustrious career as an accomplished international civil servant, lawyer and diplomat and is currently Kenya’s Minister of Sports, Heritage and Culture. As the race is on to find the next Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), she is one of three candidates from Africa running for the top post, and could make history if she wins. She speaks to FORBES AFRICA in September from Geneva about her vision for renewing global trade.
HENNESSY CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF X.O. WITH CARAFE DESIGNED BY FRANK GEHRY
A Day In The Life Of… • SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN SOUTH AFRICA, THE FATE OF MOST SMALL BUSINESSES REMAINS UNCERTAIN. THE FEW LEFT ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE. SKILLED LABORERS ARE WITHOUT JOBS AND THE COUNTRY FACES AN UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS. ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES ARE SNAPSHOTS OF SOME PARTS OF THE ECONOMY SLOWLY CRAWLING BACK TO LIFE.
Beyond Schooling • With her education startup in Dar-es-Salaam, Shama Kheraj is creating young innovators, offering workshops at the intersection of STEM, entrepreneurship and creativity.