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By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Lanre Ola ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Thursday to find more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels, as the hostage crisis overshadowed his opening address to a conference designed to showcase investment opportunities in Africa’s biggest economy. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in … Read more
[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187606822″] An album of pictures and captions of our Davos adventure can be accessed by clicking here. By Alec Hogg* Saturday at the WEF is my favourite. The professional networkers pack up and leave the day before, cutting queues and generally reducing the strain on facilities. The frenetic pace of the previous three … Read more
An album of pictures and captions of our Davos adventure can be accessed by clicking here. By Alec Hogg* Friday is the last “heavy” day of the annual meetings. It’s also the day when you’re getting used to the reduced sleep that’s an obvious consequence of trying to fit in as much brain food as … Read more
It’s interesting – often, in articles we read about the global economy, it seems as if either emerging markets can grow and prosper, or developed ones can. There is a sense that it is a binary choice, that growth in one place is not good for growth in another. But as Old Mutual Emerging Markets … Read more
Sometimes, the best ideas are the really obvious ones, like Alan Knott-Craig’s latest undertaking, Project Isizwe, a non-profit endeavour that aims to bring free Wi-Fi to low-income communities in the Tshwane area, and from there, to the rest of the country and even the continent. The idea is simple and obvious – why shouldn’t we … Read more
It’s always nice to see a South African who has gone on to make a mark on the world, like Stan Bergman, CEO of global healthcare product supplier Henry Schein. Alec Hogg caught up with Bergman at Davos this year, and amidst the snow, they got to chatting about capitalism and ethics. Oftentimes, reading the … Read more
By Alec Hogg Thursday is always my best Davos Day. It’s also the fullest. So clogged that all I could manage before collapsing at midnight was posting the day’s pics to my Facebook page. So yesterday’s diary post is a little late. When you click through the album and have a read of the captions, … Read more