TAR87 FEBRUARY 2017
THE SECRET WAR IN LIBYA
General Haftar sent an envoy to Trump Tower recently to offer his services as Libya's next Ghadaffi -the same Haftar who has been to Moscow twice in the last 6 months. Will he drag Trump into his first African war? The Africa Report takes an exclusive look at the future of the long-running conflict.
Newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo and his team are promising to boost business and raise the
incomes of average Ghanaians, but they are inheriting a tough fiscal and economic climate that
will make it difficult to deliver on pledges.
British prime minister Theresa May’s government is pushing to develop bilateral trade deals with African
countries to adjust to life outside the European Union.
The year ahead is set to be a decisive one for South Africa’s ruling African National Congress. A
potentially bruising and divisive leadership race takes place in December; internal divisions threaten to tear the party apart, causing governmental and economic paralysis.
With low prices for Nigeria’s main export and a growing need for jobs, the government wants to work with the private sector to boost key industrial activities.
TOP 500 AFRICAN COMPANIES
For three years running, Africa’s Top 500 companies have been producing lower overall turnover, with profits crashing down hard between 2014 and 2015. Energy and mining companies are searching for a rebound while others examine whether their business models can tolerate the downturn.
The severe weather changes provoked by El Niño weighed heavily on agribusiness, but harvests are expected to improve in 2017.
Fending off charges that the country is a tax haven, the government of Mauritius is looking
for ways to improve governance, attract investors and diversify sources of revenue as
the days of the country’s billon-dollar ties to India come to an end.
ART & LIFE
REBELS ON THE ROAD
Pimped to the max with bold graphics and outrageous accessories, Nairobi’s ‘flash matatus’ are the irrepressible, exuberant bad boys of Kenyan public transport.