Africa economy

Boosting industrialisation in Nigeria
Dr Amy Jadesimi of Ladol explains how port services can help Nigeria boost industrialisation.

Could Russia's nuclear company Rosatom solve Africa's electricity shortage?

The Russian atomic energy firm will set up training centres for African nuclear scientists
Nuclear power could be the solution to the chronic shortage of electricity across Africa.

Russia's state owned atomic power company, Rosatom, has agreed to help several countries, a sign that nuclear could become a vibrant industry in the continent.

Dmitry Shornikov, the chief executive of the company's operations in central and Southern Africa, tells the BBC's Russell Padmore that gaining public acceptance is important.

(Picture: Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, built by Rosatom. Copyright TASS.)
African nations 'need to focus on debt'
The IMF says African nations must practice responsible borrowing and lending to avoid debt distress.

A Pan-African engineering corps to build infrastructure?

Former president of Sierra Leone plans to recruit soldiers from across Africa
The former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, is hoping to recruit soldiers from across Africa to create an African engineering corps.

Some of the most significant infrastructure in America was built by the US army corps of engineers - from the country’s first roads through to the Kennedy Space Centre. The former president believes a similar peacetime military operation could help to accelerate infrastructure building across the continent.

In his first interview since leaving office a year ago Mr Koroma met Newsday’s Alex Ritson at the Horasis conference in Portugal.

(Photo: Ernest Bai Koroma at the Horasis conference in Portugal. Credit: BBC)
Teaching successful financial planning
Standard Bank's Margaret Nienaber says the key to successful financial planning is starting early.