In this issue, find out the TOP500 African companies for which growth is back this year 2019, with Oil & Gas in the driving seat. Focus on Ghana: while the oil production is set to double, will the government be able to help the local economy benefit from this growth? We investigate the difficult relationship of presidents Kagame and Museveni, and dig into the missing $600bn of oil money Angola earned since the end of the civil war in 2002. And look at Sudan’s popular protests, where a strategic shift amongst the security chiefs turned the tide against President Bashir’s 30-year-old regime...
COVER STORY TOP 500 AFRICAN COMPANIES
Growth returns for Africa’s Champions
The continent’s major corporates have turned a corner and returned to growth in our new Top 500 rankings. The oil and gas sector is likely to see the most positive growth in 2019
With the production of commercial oil set to double in the near future, oppositionists and think tanks are asking questions about the government’s management of the sector and just how much the local economy is set to benefit from it
- PROFILE / Fraternal foes
Once great allies, presidents Kagame and Museveni are becoming more and more critical of each other, risking conflict in East and Central Africa
- WIDE ANGLE / People vs. power
Sudan’s popular protests and a strategic shift amongst the security chiefs turned the tide against President Bashir’s 30-year-old regime. The securocrats do not want to hand over power and have turned their guns on peaceful protesters
- DEBATE / The new tech era: job killer or job creator?
The Africa Report asks what advances in technology will mean for the continent’s young people and its economic growth trajectory
§INVESTIGATION / Where did Angola’s money go?
After its civil war ended in 2002, Angola earned over $600bn from oil which it could have ploughed into its reconstruction. Instead, much of the money went missing. Cash-strapped, the new government is desperate to get it back
A level playing field is what South Africa’s black farmers are striving for after decades of inequality
ART & LIFE
The director of Art X Lagos, Tokini Peterside, talks about using culture to change perceptions