Invest Africa Insights

Invest Africa Insights

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Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent.


Meet the VC - Andreata Muforo, Partner, TLCom Capital
Sep 23 • 40 min
This week, in a twist on the Meet the Entrepreneur podcast series, we spoke to a guest from the other side of the tech ecosystem. Andreata Muforo, partner at the Venture Capital Fund TLCom Capital, spoke to us about her view of the investment landscape,…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Emeka Ajene, Co-Founder, Gozem
Sep 11 • 47 min
Are Asian markets the best model for African tech companies? Is the Super App the future of tech? And what exactly is a Super App? This week on Meet the Entrepreneur we speak to Emeka Ajene, Co-Founder of Gozem, the company aiming to be Francophone…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Vivian Nwakah, Founder & CEO, Medsaf
Aug 26 • 33 min
Up to 40% medicines sold on the Nigerian pharmaceutical market are falsified and fake or sub-standard medication kills over 100,000 Africans every year. In this episode we speak to an entrepreneur building a secure marketplace for pharmaceutical goods.…
Invest Africa Insights with Kirsty Chadwick, Group CEO, TTRO
Aug 7 • 36 min
This week on Invest Africa Insights, we speak to Kirsty Chadwick, Group CEO of TTRO, on the digitalisation of Africa’s education services, the impact of COVID-19 on traditional teaching models and how TTRO is beating the curve to become Africa’s leading…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Chijioke Dozie, Co-Founder & CEO, Carbon
Jul 31 • 42 min
This week on Meet the Entrepreneur we speak to Chijioke Dozie, Co-Founder & CEO of Carbon, on the digitalisation of Africa’s financial services, the launch of Carbon Express and the future of Africa’s fintech sector. Invest Africa is a leading pan-African…
Creative & Cultural Industries in East Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Jul 24 • 53 min
Following the success of Invest Africa Insights’ webinar examining the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) across Africa, we took a deep dive into the challenges and opportunities affecting the East Africa region, touching on importance of regional…
Mapping Africa’s post-Covid resilience with NKC African Economics
Jul 17 • 32 min
As the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy crystallises, we spoke to Jacques Nel, Head of Africa Macroeconomics at NKC African Economics, about levels of resilience in African economies in the face of the crisis. Invest Africa members…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder, Plentywaka
Jul 10 • 67 min
This week on Meet the Entrepreneur we speak to Onyeka Akumah, Co-Founder of Plentywaka, about the future of mobility in Nigeria, how to unlock savings for investment and the tech-driven projects to watch in 2020. Invest Africa is a leading pan-African…
Meet the Mover - Gonçalo Neves-Correia, Partner & Chief Executive Officer, ThirdWay Africa
Jun 26 • 46 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. In our next…
Episode 2: Africa’s Funding Conundrum
Jun 16 • 57 min
COVID-19 has not only brought the financial challenges facing the world to the forefront of everyone’s minds, but has shed a particular lens to the dire situation many African economies and companies face. Already we have seen high debt levels, now…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Sim Shagaya, CEO and Founder, uLesson
Jun 12 • 57 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. In our next…
Impact of COVID-19 on capital raising in Nigeria: In partnership with PwC
Jun 11 • 47 min
Between 2010 and Q1 2020, Nigerian issuers raised $1.5 bn through IPOs globally, 8.8% of the value raised by African issuers, and $3.0 bn through further offers, 4.1% of the value raised by African issuers. In the non-local currency debt markets, during…
US-Africa Policy in the Age of COVID: A New Normal?
Jun 9 • 62 min
In the second episode of Invest Africa’s global series, we will host a discussion of current thinking in Washington how the US can assist African countries in the fight against COVID and economic recovery. How can US companies lead in shaping the next…
North Africa Economic and Political Outlook
Jun 3 • 60 min
North Africa boasts some of the continent’s fastest growing economies and has seen major multinationals move into these markets. Join Invest Africa’s webinar for an expert outlook on investment opportunities into North Africa. Thank you to our speakers:…
Sustaining and Promoting UK-Africa Trade in a post-COVID World
Jun 2 • 58 min
In the first episode of Invest Africa’s global series, we will host a discussion of current thinking in London on how the UK can assist African countries in the fight against COVID and economic recovery. How will UK policy-makers and businesses sustain…
Real Estate in Africa: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19
May 26 • 57 min
While Africa had experienced tempered economic growth over the past decade, real estate had emerged as an opportunistic market. Now, in light of COVID-19, will continent-wide investment in real estate come to a complete stop or will we see the sector as a…
Digging for Legitimacy – Mining in Africa, ESG and the impact of COVID-19
May 21 • 61 min
Environmental and social governance (ESG) has been an area of great uncertainty and has caused disinvestment across the mining sector. What does COVID-19 mean and what is the effect that it is having on the ground across Africa? The mining industry must…
Private Equity in Africa: Will it weather the COVID-19 crisis?
May 19 • 60 min
The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and Invest Africa invite you to listen to our joint webinar, examining the future of private equity in Africa in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panel of experts discuss what the…
Mobilising Africa’s Healthcare Needs
May 14 • 58 min
Countries across Africa have access to just 1 per cent of the world’s financial resources for health but bear 24 per cent of the global burden of disease, according to the World Health Organisation. With the Aliko Dangote Foundation forming the African…
Food Security in Africa: Scaling up in the time of COVID-19
May 12 • 59 min
According to the World Economic Forum, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to upwards of 265 million people globally at risk of starvation. Listen to Invest Africa Ltd’s panel of experts as they discuss the future of food security in Africa in light of the…
Meet the Mover - Fred Swaniker, Founder & CEO, African Leadership Group
May 7 • 54 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. The Economic…
Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa: Covid-19, Sustainability and the future for the continent
May 6 • 50 min
Invest Africa Insights invites you to listen to our webinar examining the impact of COVID-19 on the renewable sector in Africa, how private sector investments can provide renewable energy access to the 600 million people still requiring energy access in…
Africa’s Funding Conundrum – A Global Concern?
Apr 30 • 59 min
COVID-19 has not only brought the financial challenges facing the world to the forefront of everyone’s minds, but has shed a particular lens to the dire situation many African economies and companies face. Already we have seen high debt levels, now…
The Oil and Gas Sector in Africa: COVID19, the industry’s future, and where next for the regional economies?
Apr 28 • 62 min
Invest Africa and the Norwegian African Business Association invite you to listen our joint webinar on the oil & gas webinar, looking at the recent oil price crash and the effects this will have on the industry, what the impact of COVID19 on future…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Amadou Daffe, CEO & Co-Founder of Gebeya Inc.
Apr 27 • 60 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. Invest Africa…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Bolaji Akinboro, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Celluant
Apr 23 • 52 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. Don’t miss our…
Future of Aviation in Africa - Will it survive COVID-19?
Apr 22 • 79 min
In light of announcements from Virgin Australia and Air Mauritius, Invest Africa Insights held an extended webinar on the COVID-19 crisis and how it will impact the aviation sector in Africa. Panellists discussed the future for the African Continental…
Meet the Mover - J.P. Landman, Political & Trend Analyst
Apr 16 • 55 min
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa’s key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. South Africa is…
Trade & Logistics in Africa: Global Supply Chain Disruption in the time of Covid-19
Apr 15 • 59 min
Logistics plays the crucial role in ensuring trade in Africa can go ahead both within the continent and with the rest of the world. As African economies grow, the demand for reliable and efficient ways of transporting goods between businesses and…
Invest Africa Insights with His Excellency, Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda
Apr 15 • 50 min
Since 1994, Rwanda has been a shining light in Africa with regards to economic development. The country has delivered impressive numbers in terms of average economic growth (around 7% increase year on year) and witnessed ever increasing foreign direct…
Meet the Entrepreneur - Ife Oyedele II, Co-Founder, Kobo360
Apr 13 • 44 min
For Invest Africa Insights’ first episode in our ‘Meet the Entrepreneur’ series, we spoke to Ife Oyedele II, Co-Founder at Kobo360 on how the company has changed the logistics landscape in Africa, sustainability in the industry, implementation of the…
Invest Africa Insights - Francophone Africa and the Eco Currency
Apr 9 • 50 min
Francophone Africa boasts some of the continent’s fastest growing economies and has seen major Anglophone multinationals move into these markets. With uncertainty around the future of the Eco currency in Francophone Africa, and upcoming elections in both…
Meet the Minister - H.E. Dr. Eyob Tekalign Tolina, State Minister of Finance for Ethiopia
Apr 7 • 39 min
Invest Africa sits down with H.E. Dr. Eyob Tekalign Tolina, Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance for insight into how the country is combating coronavirus, the current state of the economic reform agenda and an update on Ethiopia’s upcoming elections.
Invest Africa Insights - Update on Coronavirus: Africa and the Slowing Global Growth
Apr 1 • 61 min
Following stepped up measures in South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal and Madagascar, the cross-continental call for debt relief and falling oil prices over the last month, all eyes are on African governments for firm responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Invest…
Meet the Mover - Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at NY University’s Stern School of Business
Mar 26 • 53 min
Rob Hersov, Founder and Chairman of Invest Africa, sits down with Dr Doom for a tough discussion on his view of the US and world economy in this current crisis. Nouriel will give his predictions - a recession that he believes will be more severe than…
Meet the Mover - Last Chance for South Africa with Mmusi Maimane
Mar 19 • 49 min
Rob Hersov, Chairman, Invest Africa sits down with Mmusi Maimane, Lead Activist for ONE SA MOVEMENT and former Leader of South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance, and Peter Attard Montalto, Director, Intellidex UK to discuss the post-Zuma era in…
Invest Africa Insights - Coronavirus and the Challenge for Africa
Mar 16 • 63 min
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, the economic impact on African markets remains uncertain. With the number of cases globally now surpassing 100,000 and the FTSE suffering its biggest intraday fall since 2008, is the global economy heading…
Invest Africa Insights - A Man’s World? Investment in Female Entrepreneurship
Dec 11, 2019 • 65 min
There is great potential for innovation and growth in Africa’s female entrepreneurs; Africa is the only region in the world where more women than men choose to become entrepreneurs, they may be the ‘Future of the Africa Continent’, as the World Bank…
Invest Africa Insights - Control Risks: South Africa - Politics and Succession
Nov 2, 2017 • 50 min
Recording of the Control Risks - Invest Africa Webinar ‘South Africa - Politics and Succession from Thursday 2nd November 2017. With Seamus Duggan and Barnaby Fletcher of Control Risks. Chair, Alex Lambeth of Invest Africa
Meet the Mover - Kaye Whiteman Memorial Lecture with Mo Ibrahim
Sep 12, 2017 • 63 min
Chair - Lanre Akinola, Invest Africa Welcome - Karen Taylor, CEO, Invest Africa and David Lamb, Chairman, Business Council for Africa Opening Statement - Arnold Ekpe, Hon. President, Business Council for Africa