FDI inflows in the face of socio-political risks: The cases of Nigeria and Egypt

The relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and political stability should be intuitively obvious. Conventional wisdom suggests that FDI will flow towards stable, democratic nations with strong institutions and rule of law. Yet, for some African nations, conditions of socio-political risk may not be as uniformly anathema to international private investments as one would imagine. More

How local companies can benefit from China’s presence in Africa?

China’s influence in Africa has grown rapidly in the last decade. Across the continent Chinese companies are hard to miss with involvement in massive infrastructure projects, the establishment of Mandarin teaching centres, and widespread use of ‘Made in China’ technology. More