Africa Growth Engine of the World is set to Accelerate during 2018

Corporate Africa editorial program during 2018 will address the roles that key industrial sectors will play in the growth forecast for the continent during 2018. Africa truly is the engine that will drive the world’s economies for much of the 21st century because of its rich mineral resources and building capacity. 57 per cent of Africans still do not have access to a mobile phone in 2017, and more than 75 per cent are unable to access the internet offering investors multiple opportunities and growth across both vertical and horizontal markets.

Corporate Africa reports analyses and surveys are shared over several media platforms including print, digital, social media, and conferences. They offer companies and governments a premium opportunity to increase value across their business, brand, and content strategies. Partnerships with Corporate Africa require contributions from businesses which are strategically aligned alongside content in the digital and print platforms of Corporate Africa and are impressed on a monthly basis across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. It is an opportunity that compliments clients’ journeys engaging their targets inside digital, corporates and networking footprints – Offerings:

Connections, digitalization, inclusion, jobs, and opportunities – collaborations and partnerships for marketing ecosystems development

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Emmerson Mnangagwa, right, is sworn in as President at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa is being sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)


 Zimbabwe’s Economy Set for New Growth

New President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa has established a new order in the country to fit the current economic environment and introduce a level of transparency and accountability unseen in recent times under former President Mugabe. President Mugabe has now permanently departed Zimbabwe’s corridors of power. And although his legacy remains strong and intact as a national hero and freedom fighter, at 94 years old he is not expected to play any further role in the country’s public life.

These significant changes augur well for the new Zimbabwe President and Administration who are now focussed on building the national infrastructure and wooing investors to drive diversification and growth in the economy. The departure of President Mugabe has also generated new confidence in the economy with the entry of South Korea, Asian investors who are keen to partner Zimbabwe’s rich mineral resources. Added to this the International Monetary Fund forecasted buoyant growth statistics for Zimbabwe for 2017 of 2.7 percent. All expectations are that growth during 2018 will be well-up on 2017 for Zimbabwe, the most literate country in Africa, and a leading diamond producer.

Report includes: Commercial and political experts including directors from ZIA and Industrialists and Government Ministers to chart the economic and industry journeys the new regime in Zimbabwe is headed in pursuit of growth and development in its markets; offering significant opportunities for businesses and investors to add value and align their brands, marketing and business strategies alongside  participants and targeted subscribers.


Power Planting in Africa

Power plant in Africa

West Africa’s electricity sector has undergone significant reforms with new regulatioCorporate Africa | Corporate Africa Newsns fostering a more welcoming environment helping the region gain access to electricity. At the center of much of the investment are partnerships with GE Power, which is committed to providing Africa with access to reliable and sustainable electricity. This includes digital solutions, modern plants, and systems to increase plant efficiency and reduced carbon footprint.

A country to Company Agreement exists between GE and the Government of Nigeria to build capacity across the country’s power sector. GE is committed to supporting Nigeria’s power generation and Vision 2020 goals including the development of 10GW of power over the next ten years.

In the Ivory Coast GE is working to upgrade and reequip the Azito power plant with the insights it needs to increase output by 30 megawatts (MW) increase efficiency and operations leading to reduced plant costs and increased profitability. The increase in capacity across the region’s power industry offers new opportunities for investors, equipment suppliers and service providers targeting the industry in Africa especially partnerships, collaborations and CSAs that generates new energy, improve access, transparency, availability, lower carbon output, and enhanced productivity.

The report includes: Commercial and political experts including GE Power and CEPICI (Ivory Coast) offering thought leadership and outlining the challenges and opportunities across Africa’s power landscape in the quest to build capacity, reliability, clean energy, and efficiency. The content is a match for companies sand governments courting new partners, alignments, and other forms of collaborations.


Connecting Africa through ICT-Satellite communication


While many of the discussions at AfricaCom 2017 centCorporate Africa | Corporate Africa Newsered on connectivity – from the cost of data to the deployment of satellite as a viable means of connecting the continent, Africa has more pressing problems such as digital inclusion, and what it means, and how this digital-democracy can actually materialize. Connecting people was one of the themes also, but teaching them how to make the most of that connectivity and the tools required, is another matter entirely. Future Horizon Technologies’ propose that Africans needed to contribute to their own digital ecosystem and not only just consume what is on offer, thus echoing a narrative that is beginning to resonate across the continent – African solutions for African problems.  The workings of governments, national telecoms, consumers, and satellite networks in technology and other resource sharing partnerships with investors will define the depth and quality of connectivity across Africa in the coming decade.

The report includes: Commercial and political experts including Future Horizon, Africom, and Telkom South Africa. They bring depth and breadth to the content offering analyses of how terrestrial and extra-terrestrial communications with appropriate policies, regulatory framework, and legislation could work to build an information society and knowledge economy in Africa to achieve the requisite socio-economic development and modernised standards of living for citizens: Robust and dynamic analyses for strong alignment and branding generating significant value.


Outlook for Africa Oil and Gas 2018

Investors in Oil and Gas

Survey and New Technology Reinforces Confidence in Oil and Gas Africa

Ecobank Research estimates West Africa’s oil and gas production recovered to 5.5mnCorporate Africa | Corporate Africa News bpd in 2017 and is on track to reach 5.7mn bpd in 2018 dominated by Nigeria and Angola. Research also confirms that confidence is at its highest since the fall in oil prices in 2014. Output has been boosted by the recovery in Nigeria’s crude oil and new fields coming on stream in Ghana, Angola, and Côte d’Ivoire. The return of the Forcados Terminal in the Niger Delta, which was disrupted by militant attacks in 2016, has boosted Nigeria’s output to 2.1mn bpd in 2017 (including field condensate and natural gas liquids). Ghana’s oil output has been boosted by three factors; the recovery in output at the Jubilee field from an average of 60,000 bpd in 2016 to 90,000 bpd in 2017; the expected rise in output from the TEN field from 35,000 bpd in 2017 to 50,000 bpd in 2018; and the start of production on the new Sankofa field in July 2016 which will add 15,000 bpd to the country’s output. Together these three fields are expected boost Ghana’s crude production to 190,000 bpd by end-2018.

The outlook for other economies in West Africa including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo and Gabon, owing to field maturity and technical challenges on some of the fields is not as good.

Report About: US exploitation of shale gas and tight oil reserves is the result of improved technology, specifically horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The challenge will be whether oil production in Africa can apply these improved techniques and technologies to duplicate the success in the USA and rejuvenate their oil and gas production. Exploration and production experts from ExxonMobil and Sonangol will provide strong analyses about the future of oil and gas in Africa: An excellent alignment for oil and gas producers, equipment and service providers seeking to consolidate in the industry and increase connections.