Image source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance, said Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) deputy executive secretary Giovanie Bih, speaking at an African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) event in Marrakesh, Morocco, ahead of the fifth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD).

18 Apr 2019

Image: Tourism Mauritius
More than just a pretty place: Mauritius still preferred by fund managers

Not just the ultimate holiday stop, Mauritius is also a preferred jurisdiction for fund managers looking to establish African-focused funds. The island's main competitive advantage is its proximity to the jurisdictions that African-focused funds invest in, but it is also business oriented and regulation friendly, with enviable tax efficiencies. It is known for the high quality of its administrative and professional service providers and is generally less expensive than competing fund administration hubs in Europe and the Channel Islands.

By Michael Denenga & Nicole Paige 17 Apr 2019