The new business of African film

Jake Bright

With African and Diaspora actors taking on prestigious roles in award winning mainstream films, the premiere of Nigerian high budget production Half of a Yellow Sun, and Nigeria’s new GDP base valuing the indigenous Nollywood film industry at over $3bn, the continent’s industry looks set to break out of its niche.



Nigeria's economy about to achieve global status

Razia Khan

The year 2014 will go down as a milestone in Nigeria’s history. With a current per capita income of $ 1,725 this is the moment when Nigeria’s economy achieves global scale ... Given its vast and rapidly growing population, it cannot fail to demand an ever greater share of the global investor’s attention


Party monopolies in Africa: Bad for business

Adam Green

Party monopolies reduce African firms' productivity, according to new research. While infrastructure and access to finance are much-cited constraints on African firms' competitiveness, a new study has identified a less obvious



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