Archive for the ‘Angola’ Category

China Completes Cabinda Port Project

Via Clingendael, a report on a large-scale Chinese investment in Angola: China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) completed the construction of a marine passenger terminal in Cabinda Port, located in the southwest of Cabinda, an exclave and province of Angola, bordered by the Republic of the Congo and DR Congo. Cabinda Province is the main producer of Angola’s oil, and the vast majority of […]

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Mobile Operators In Africa Need To Be Digital Platforms Not SIM Card Merchants

Via Rest of World, commentary on the evolving role and business proposition for African mobile operators: What are the most underrated opportunities that remain for mobile operators in African countries? The demographic and economic characteristics of many countries in Africa make them perfect places to go with a disruptive mindset. Angola is a good example. […]

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Some Smaller African Nations Becoming More Business-Friendly

Via How We Made It In Africa, a report on how some smaller African nations are becoming more business-friendly: Smaller African nations are racing to develop business-friendly policies and economic reforms to bolster their investor attractiveness. Smaller African economies have begun flaunting their colours, particularly in the form of economic reforms and business-friendly policies as they […]

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Why Angola Struggles To Shake off Its Economic Dependence On China

Via The South China Morning Post, an article on why Angola struggles to shake off its economic dependence on China: When João Lourenço was sworn in as Angolan president in 2017, there was a lot of public optimism that better days were ahead. Lourenço, a former defence minister and independence fighter, promised to curb corruption and diversify […]

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What Africa’s Telecom Sector Is Doing With Its Booming Global Funding

Via Quartz, a look at what Africa’s telecom sector is doing with its booming global funding: Telecom and tech companies in Africa are reaching new milestones, capitalizing on renewed international investor interest to pour money into infrastructure development, finance the roll-out of data centers, propel fiber connectivity to new areas, and deploy new mobile networks in key markets. […]

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Angola’s Reform Plans Face Challenges

Via African Business, a report on Angola’s reform plans: João Lourenço’s presidency was hailed as a new dawn for Angola. The former defence minister promised to stop the rot in Africa’s second largest oil producer after 38 years of tightly controlled family rule under former strongman President José Eduardo dos Santos. When he came to office […]

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