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26 April 2015

Business in Nigeria Post Election

By Mary Iwelumo, Partner and Head of Strategy and Operations, PwC West Africa Finally, Nigeria’s presidential election is over! Free, fair and peaceful were some of the words the global community used to describe the elections which made history when the incumbent administration conceded defeat. However, a long road still...

13 April 2015

My Africa narrative

By Jon Little, Director, PwC Africa Security, PwC Kenya I have been visiting Africa for over 18 years, either as a tourist, a British army officer or as a corporate security professional and I have been fortunate to live in Kenya for over three years. Along with many Africans in...

23 March 2015

Consulting: Staying Relevant in a Changing World

By Mary Iwelumo, Partner, PwC Nigeria Life is changing faster than anyone ever imagined and industry players are learning to embrace change in a dynamic world. Factors such as regulation, globalization, technology and consumer behavior continuously demand changes within our environment, particularly the business environment. The consulting industry is not...

09 March 2015

Partners in Africa - The Key to success or Failure?

By Christopher Nason, Director, PwC UK It’s no secret that sub-Saharan Africa has seen significant growth over the last decade. There may have been bumps on the road, but the trend is set to continue. The US private equity group, Carlyle is a case in point. In April of last...

23 February 2015

Francophone Africa: a new battlefield for the banking industry

By Pierre-Antoine Balu, Partner with PwC France and PwC Francophone Africa The financial services industry is changing at fast pace in Francophone Africa. This accelerated transformation is primarily the result of an intensifying competitive pressure on markets where the banking penetration remains generally low (under 20% in average). The industry...

17 February 2015

African IPO market realises strong numbers in 2014

By Andrew Del Boccio, Associate Director, Capital Markets, PwC South Africa and Alice Tomdio, Manager, Capital Markets, PwC US Africa is forecasted to continue growing at rates of between 4-5 percent over the next few years, driven by infrastructure development, international demand for exports and an emerging African middle class....

05 February 2015

The power of two

By Richard Ferguson, PwC Agribusiness advisor The collapse in oil prices in recent months has significant implications for the agriculture sector across many African nations. Much of the “Africa rising” narrative can be attributed to a strong demand for natural resources and the corresponding capital flows that have swollen government...

11 January 2015

When worlds collide - farmers and financiers

By Richard Ferguson, PwC Agribusiness advisor A recent article in the Economist ("Barbarians at the farm gate", January 3rd) highlighted that for more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other. Mutual misunderstanding and incomprehension between these two worlds is...

14 December 2014

Africa: The Future and Optimism

By Paul Cleal, Partner, Chair of Africa Business Group At a recent event I presented to a large group of relatively new joiners here at PwC about Africa and how our work fits very well with our firm’s purpose: building trust in society and solving important problems. In particular on...

01 December 2014

The agility dividend

By Edouard Messou, Territory Senior Partner for PwC in sub-Saharan Francophone Africa and Pierre-Antoine Balu, Partner with PwC France and PwC Francophone Africa A demographic boom, changing regulation, new consumer needs, the war for talent, disruptive technologies, urbanisation, new competitors… African companies are facing an accelerated pace of change. These...