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.
THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE
FIGHT TO THE FINISH
CHALLENGING THE OLD GUARD? • The political atmosphere in Nigeria leading up to the February polls is tense. Challenging the status quo are new and younger contenders promising hope and change.
AFRICAN OF THE YEAR • In an exclusive interview, Paul Kagame, Rwandan President and Chair of the African Union, speaks to Methil Renuka about intra-Africa trade, how governments can drive entrepreneurial growth and why he will always find time to play sports.
‘2018 AFRICAN OF THE YEAR’
RWANDA MEANS BUSINESS • The tiny East African nation has proven to be a role model for the continent.
‘Walk The Talk’ • Chinese billionaire and Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma came calling to Rwanda to sign a deal to boost its digital economy.
DEALS, DOLLARS AND DEVELOPMENT • The first-ever Africa Investment Forum was a resounding success with some fascinating math: 49 projects worth $38.7 billion over three days, all for the continent.
‘CREATE VALUE FOR THE BUSINESS OF SPORT’ • Collaborations are key for the development of Africa’s sports economy.
FACILITATING TRADE IN THE SINO-AFRICA BELT AND ROAD CORRIDOR
WILL THE GUNS EVER GO SILENT? • The brutal reality of South Africa’s gun culture, and how some victims are fighting back.
THE FUTURE IS LOOKING UP • The space race is a battle of big minds and miniature satellites. Much remains to be done but outer space could potentially be a trillion-dollar industry that Africa could also cash in on.
‘DON’T BE AFRAID OF FAILURE’ • A former NASA astronaut, Charles Bolden, who visited Africa recently, on the importance of STEM education in the development of the space economy.
LITTLE HANDS THAT LIFT LOADS • Child labor thrives in West Africa despite stringent policies against it.
BEYOND THE 9-TO-5 • The nature of permanent employment is changing, revolutionized by technology. Is the gig economy here to stay?
ROCHE BOBOIS BRINGS EXCLUSIVITY TO AFRICA’S HIGH-END FURNITURE MARKET
MAKING PLASTIC FROM SEAWEED AND SQUID? • 3D printing is going mainstream, and is the future of mass production, manufacturing anything from plastic to human organs to aircraft and spaceships.
BETTER IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
THE STYLE MOVEMENT • You have heard of food trucks, here’s a truck doling out vibrant fashion on the dusty streets of Soweto.
CELEBRATING SUCCESS WITH ABSA WEALTH AND INVESTMENT
THE STORY OF THE $3,000 SNEAKERS • South African artist Conor McCreedy on creating what could be the world’s most expensive sneakers.
THE RISE OF MILLIONAIRE TOURISM • Private jets, elite lodges, haute cuisine and watching the perfect sunset – luxury safaris and bespoke experiences can cost anything from $20,000 to $350,000.
RISING AFRICA SERIES • Thought Leaders Nigeria: a celebration of thought leaders,innovators, thinkers, problem solvers, and drivers of growth and development.
HWP GROUP PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS
THOUGHT LEADERS IN GHANA
Cool COUTURE • A white suit with a floral shirt and white sneakers? Not just on the French Riviera, this ensemble would exude cool vibes in the workplace too.
HOW THE FUTURE OF AFRICA CAN BE BRIGHTER • The recent Siemens Dialogue, in collaboration with CNBC Africa, was about pioneering, power-packed solutions to light up Africa.
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