The essential business magazine.
The Africa Report is the international publication of reference dedicated to African affairs, anticipating economic and political changes in Africa and relied upon for the independent expertise in its surveys, sector reports and country focus in each issue. The magazine is the highest-circulated, most-respected Anglophone pan African monthly magazine, and the only media to have been awarded Media of the Year three times. Its readers are made up of African political and economic decision-makers and foreign institutions as well as private investors.
Each issue contains news, business and current affairs, as well as a country focus; special supplements highlighting different country’s unique potential and dossiers on the continent’s essential industries. Each year we also publish the TOP 500 African companies and TOP 200 African Banks.
In our special September finance issue, our exclusive top 200 African bank rankings list shows that banks got back to business in 2017, after two years during which more than a decade of asset growth stalled. Our interview with the IMF’s Christine Lagarde considers the new role for the fund, as spiraling debt triggers alarm. Our Nigerian country focus considers how vested interests and cartels are major stumbling blocks for Nigeria's development and how new faces are striving to disrupt Nigeria's elites. Our ‘faces of finance’ feature looks at those fusing technology with new financial models to the doughty enforcers of compliance within banks. We also look at the rise of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria, which have been taken up enthusiastically by the market. We investigate how the new Ethiopian government is reforming the country's politics and economy, but it is likely to hold back somewhat from welcoming foreign and private competition in the banking sector.