Hail to (King) George Weah, Liberia’s New President, Facing Very Old “Wicked Problems”

For the first time since 1944, Liberia will have a democratic transfer of power as former soccer star George Weah is sworn in as the country’s new president today (Jan. 22). Weah won the presidency after run-off elections last December with 61.5% of votes. He takes over from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first elected female president, who…

Prosperity in Rising in Africa, Driven by the Region’s Growing Middle Class

Sub-Saharan Africa’s rising population and economies have led to a growing middle class and, in turn, more spending power which provides “a vast source of potential for prosperity,” per experts at the African Development Bank. The big picture: Since 2000, the wealth of sub-Saharan African nations has been growing much faster than the global average and than…

2017 Nielsen Africa Country Rankings: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa Still Key Investment Hubs

  2017 Nielsen Africa Country Rankings: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa Still Key Investment Hubs   Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa’s complex markets need to move beyond ‘business as usual’ – they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result. This is the latest insight…