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Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, on his ‘crazy’ $12bn project
July 10, 2018 | Financial Times | David Pilling 11 HOURS AGO.

On his yacht in Lagos, he talks about his ambitious oil refinery — and his dream of buying Arsenal
Africa  Arsenal  moguls  Nigerians  Nigeria  entrepreneur  Aliko_Dangote  Lagos  oil_industry  oil_refiners  cement  big_bets 
july 2018 by jerryking
In Lagos, the 1% Takes Stock
By NINA BURLEIGH APRIL 25, 2014

A burgeoning wealthy class is settling into one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, attracting designers, world-class architects and a growing creative community that seeks to preserve its culture through art and fashion.
Nigeria  Nigerians  African  luxury  high_net_worth  Lagos  frontier_markets  cosmopolitan  crony_capitalism  The_One_Percent  political_elites 
april 2014 by jerryking
Lagos's Yaba District Builds for Techies - WSJ.com
July 2, 2013, 2:40 p.m. ET

Lagos's Yaba District Builds for Techies

DREW HINSHAW
Lagos  Nigeria  Africa 
august 2013 by jerryking
Middle East and Africa: Huddled masses
Nov 21st 2012 | | The Economist from The World In 2013 print edition | Jonathan Ledgard.

It is unclear how jobs will be created in cities that have little industry. Innovative services on African mobile phones will win praise in Silicon Valley in 2013, but software can do only so much. Look down the list of growing cities and a host of little-known places like Huambo, Mbuji-Mayi and Mbeya will be expected to serve populations the size of Milan’s—with little infrastructure.
Within a decade Lagos will have 16m people

The standard view of cities as generators of wealth, diversity and ideas will be challenged in Africa. The exclusion of the poor will be magnified by a lack of public space and by rising living costs. To become liveable, cities will have to improve public transport. Many are trying, but safety will be a challenge: murder, and violent carjackings and robberies, will rise in many cities in 2013, sometimes with police involvement....What is certain is that African cities will be the most informal economies in the world in 2013. Some 70% of workers will live on their wits, relying on day labour to make enough to eat, pay rent and send their children to school. That will make cities dynamic and mobile, but also combustible.
cities  Africa  Cairo  Johannesburg  informal_economy  Cape_Town  Lagos  population_growth  population_trends  urban 
january 2013 by jerryking
CPCS Transcom helps tame traffic chaos in Lagos - The Globe and Mail
Apr. 27, 2011 | G & M | GEOFFREY YORK. If any company can
handle the unpredictability of Lagos, it would be CPCS Transcom Ltd.,
an Ottawa-based company that serves as lead adviser to the project. The
Canadian company has quietly emerged as one of the trouble-shooters of
Africa’s economic revival. It has experience in 40 African countries,
primarily as a consultant in infrastructure development, and Africa
accounts for about half of its worldwide business....Peter Kieran, grew
up in Toronto and graduated from U of T, got his first African
experience in 1970 on a summer job in Tanzania while he was an MBA
student at HBS. Inspired by his Tanzania experience, he set up a
consulting company to work in developing countries. In 1996, he
purchased CPCS International, which had originally been established by
Canadian Pacific, and merged it with their own company, Hickling
Transcom. The company has specialized in railways and ports, seeking to
make them more commercial and privately financed.
Africa  Geoffrey_York  Nigeria  Lagos  transit  canadian  management_consulting  traffic_congestion  developing_countries 
may 2011 by jerryking

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