Africa’s challenges are not unmanageable, says DHL and Engen

By Africa Agenda on April 4, 2012

We take a look at the views of Charles Brewer of DHL Express and Wayne Hartman of Engen petroleum about the dynamics of African development. While it is not uncommon to come across lots of challenges throughout the continent, these problems can be overcome.

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Africa’s challenges are not unmanageable, says DHL and Engen

Jaco Maritz- March 8,2012

Speaking at the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Cape Town last week, managers from both DHL and Engen identified Africa’s weak transport infrastructure as a major challenge of operating on the continent. Both, however, said that managing this and the continent’s other difficulties are not impossible.…

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Global financial crisis may slow growth in poor nations

By George Bamu on February 12, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama has called it “the worst financial crisis in our life time.”

You can call anything you like; the crisis of a generation, the trickle-down effects of the sub-prime mortgage lending mess, or whatever, but the global financial crisis is hitting not only the United States but all countries around the world.

It may not be a great depression, or anything similar to the 1972 oil shock or even the 1987 stock market crash, but the culmination of these economic events have implications for today’s internet generation unlike the 30’s, 70’s or 90’s. While homeowners, banks and automakers have gone broke in America, what you may not know is that banks in other countries, including the Netherlands, France, Germany, Iceland and even Switzerland, considered a safe haven for the rich and famous, are all receiving help to stay afloat.…

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