In this article Mazdak outlines the aspects which characterize SMEs as sustainable FD Investors and the relevance of SMEs as sustainable FDIs. There has always been a deep discrepancy in the economic science and literature on the evaluation of foreign direct investment (FDI) for the development of the host countries....
Tigo Tanzania in a partnership with Facebook have agreed free access to Facebook services in English and a new Kiswahili version through their mobile handsets. It is the first time that Facebook will be free on any mobile network in East Africa. Speaking at the launch of the partnership in...
The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the causality relationship between energy consumption and economic growth in four low-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using the econometrics in time-series methods. Along the estimation process, the author uses the annual data on energy consumption and real GDP per capita...
Carlos Lopes at the Yale African Development Colloquium on Monday, said a new brand of Africa is emerging; “one that exudes confidence, attractiveness for investments and that has considerably lowered risk, with investment reaching US$50 billion in 2012.” New Haven, USA, 14 April 2014 (ECA) – A decade after former...
There is an increasing international perception that Africa is standing now at a turning point. It has become one of the world’s top growth areas (5.6% per annum) thanks to the structural reforms being put in place and its demographic dividend for the next 40 years. After being seen...
This paper aims to study the effect of debt on economic growth of 19 developing countries over the period 1990-2011, through the use of a dynamic panel data model. The second part of this paper involves an empirical study of the effect that debt have on the contribution of...
Determinants of bank profitability in Nigeria: an empirical assessment  by W. U Ani, D.O Ugwunta, I. J Ezeudu and G. O Ugwuanyi Given the recent developments in the Nigerian banking industry, only a profitable banking sector is better able to withstand negative shocks and contribute to the stability of the financial...
Has recent Sub-Saharan African growth translated into improved living conditions for ordinary Africans? By Andy McKay High rates of African growth reported in many Sub-Saharan African countries raises concerns about living standards for ordinary African people, with many reporting shortages of food and healthcare.  This article assesses changes in living conditions...
RWANDA: A regional trade hub – Tunde Olupitan interviews Hon. François Kanimba, Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda Mr François Kanimba has been one of the main architects of economic reforms implemented in Rwanda in the last 15 years which allowed the country to be one of the fastest...
Peace is good for business – entrepreneurship and violent conflict in Africa By Tilman Brück, Wim Naudé and Philip Verwimp Arms flows to sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) are small, at only 1.5 % of the total volume of global arms transfer according to the most recent figures from Stockholm International...