Business and entrepreneurship in Africa

In the first decade of the 21st century Africa’s image has changed dramatically, from that of the ‘hopeless continent’ to the continent of ‘lion economies’, analogous to the ‘Asian tigers’. Five of the twelve fastest growing economies in the world are African, foreign direct investment is five times what it was a decade ago, and there is an emerging African middle class. Africa offers new opportunities for its people and for those who want to invest in Africa’s future. A growing afro-optimism is replacing the afro-pessimism of the 1990s.

Africa’s potential also inspired the Dutch entrepreneurs and academics who founded the Afrika Instituut in Rotterdam in 1947. Africa, with the exception of South Africa, was a continent about which little was known in the Netherlands at the time. The Afrika Instituut was set up with the idea of changing this and of tapping into the new possibilities Africa was perceived to offer in the wake of the Second World War and the independence of the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. However, within ten years of its founding the institute split up. The scientific branch moved to Leiden and is now one of the world’s largest African Studies research and documentation centres (ASC). The business branch evolved into the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), with an office in The Hague and a network of more than 300 Dutch enterprises doing business in Africa.

To celebrate their 65th anniversary, the ASC and the NABC organized an international conference in Zeist on 29-30 October 2012 to bring together prominent (African) business leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers, journalists and others engaged with Africa and challenge them to sharpen their perception of contemporary Africa. The conference title - 'Africa Works! 21st Century Trends' - is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the 1999 publication, Africa Works, Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Daloz’s controversial analysis of the workings of African politics and the continent’s failed development.

Het nieuwe Afrika, the glossy magazine jointly published by the ASC and the NABC in the run-up to the conference, also conveys the message that “Yes, Africa works!”, although not everyone appreciates the Utopian image the magazine conjures up.

To coincide with the conference and provide background information, the Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre has compiled the present web dossier, based on the ASC library collection. It contains titles of literature published since 2010 on economic conditions in Africa in general, small enterprises and entrepreneurship, investments and investment policy, and commercial and company law, as well as a selection of journals providing current economic and business information and statistical data. All titles are available in the ASC Library. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the library’s online catalogue, which provides further bibliographic details and abstracts, loan information, and links to full text if available. The dossier concludes with links to a number of relevant web sites.

Economic conditions

Africa's future : darkness to destiny : how the past is shaping Africa's economic evolution/ Duncan Clarke. - London : Profile Books, 2012

The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa / Ernest Aryeetey & others (ed.). - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012

Africa's economic resurgence : is it possible? / Alka Jauhari
In: Africa Review / African Studies Association of India: (2011), vol. 3, no. 1, p. 17-31 : tab.

Africa's recent growth performance and development challenges / Mike I. Obadan
In: CODESRIA Bulletin: (2011), no. 3/4, p. 14-19 : tab.

Africa's take-off : a long and winding road/ Dirk Bol. - Utrecht : Consultants for Development Programmes (CDP), 2011

Cinquantenaire de l'Afrique indépendante (1960-2010) : enjeux de développement, défis sociopolitiques et nouvelles opportunités/ Thierry Amougou. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Pensée africaine)

Globalization and sustainable development in Africa / Bessie House-Soremekun & Toyin Falola (ed.). - Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2011. - (Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, ISSN 1092-5228)

Infrastructure for economic development and poverty reduction in Africa/ Afeikhena Jerome / United Nations Human Settlements Programme. - Nairobi : United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), 2011. - (The global urban economic dialogue series)

L'Afrique & le monde / Anais Dubois
In: Marchés tropicaux et méditerranéens: (2011), année 66, no. 3270, p. 5-17 : ill. , krt.

Les conditions économiques de l'indépendance à l'ère de la mondialisation : mythes et réalités en Afrique de l'Ouest : actes du colloque de San Pedro (10-14 mars 2010)/ Pierre Kipré & Aké G. M. Ngbo. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011

Recession and recovery : whither Africa's emerging financial markets?/ Paul Alagidede. - New York : Nova Science Publishers, 2011. - (Global recession--causes, impacts and remedies
African political, economic and security issues series)

Regional economic outlook : Sub-Saharan Africa : recovery and new risks / International Monetary Fund. - Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2011. - (World economic and financial surveys, ISSN 0258-7440)

Retour aux fondamentaux / Claude Freud
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (2011), vol. 51, cah. 202/203, p. 353-367 : graf. , tab.

Season of rains : Africa in the world/ Stephen Ellis. - London : Hurst & Company, 2011

Special issue on the international conference on "Rethinking African economic policy in light of the global economic and financial crisis"/ Ibi Ajayi & others. - Oxford : Blackwell, 2011. - (African development review, ISSN 1017-6772 ; vol. 23, no. 4)

Special issue on the 2010 African Economic Conference on "Setting the agenda for Africa's economic recovery and long-term growth"/ Jean Yves Duclos & others. - Oxford : Blackwell, 2011. - (African development review, ISSN 1017-6772 ; vol. 23, no. 2)

Sub-saharan growth surprises : being heterogeneous, inland and close to the equator does not slow growth within Africa / Matthias M. Cinyabuguma & Louis Putterman
In: Journal of African Economies: (2011), vol. 20, no. 2, p. 217-262 : tab.

Yes Africa can : success stories from a dynamic continent / Punam Chuhan-Pole & Manka Angwafo (ed.). - Washington, DC : World Bank, 2011

Africa and the global financial crisis - impact on economic reform processes / Reuben Adeolu Alabi & others (ed.). - Berlin [etc.] : LIT, 2010. - (African development perspectives yearbook ... ; vol. 15)

Afriques noires/ Roland Pourtier, Dominique Borne & Jacques Scheibling. - Paris : Hachette supérieur, 2010. - (Carré géographie ; 7)

Back on track : sector-led growth in Africa and implications for development / Sylvain Hounkponou Boko & Diery Seck (ed.). - Trenton, NJ [etc.] : Africa World Press, 2010

Crise financière et économique internationale : analyses théoriques et empiriques et implications pour le continent africain/ Taladidia Thiombiano & others. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010

Emerging Africa : how 17 countries are leading the way/ Steven C. Radelet. - Baltimore, MD : Center for Global Development, 2010

Financial regulations and impacts of the global financial crisis in Africa : any lessons learned? / Romuald Haule
In: Journal of African and International Law: (2010), vol. 3, no. 1, p. 125-146.

Globalization in Africa : recolonization or renaissance?/ Pádraig Risteard Carmody. - Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010

How fragile is Africa's recent growth? / Jorge Saba Arbache & John Page
In: Journal of African Economies: (2010), vol. 19, no. 1, p. 1-24 : graf. , tab.

L'Afrique, cinquante ans d'indépendance: et après?/ Etienne Bruno Manyimb. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010

L'émergence de l'Afrique : regards croisés de Paul Biya, Abdoulaye Bio Tchané et Youssou N'Dour : entretiens avec/ Christian Malard & Florence Klein-Bourdon. - Paris : Cherche midi, 2010

Le temps de l'Afrique/ Jean Michel Sévérino & Olivier Ray. - Paris : Odile Jacob, 2010

Lions on the move : the progress and potential of African economies/ Charles Roxburgh & others. - Washington, DC : McKinsey Global Institute, 2010

Mobile phones and economic development in Africa/ C. Jenny & Isaac M. Mbiti. - Washington, DC : Center for Global Development [etc.], 2010. - (Working paper ; 211)

Regional economic outlook : Sub-Saharan Africa : resilience and risks / International Monetary Fund. - Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2010. - (World economic and financial surveys, ISSN 0258-7440)

Repenser les économies africaines pour le développement / Jean Christophe Boungou Bazika & Abdelali Bensaghir Naciri (ed.). - Dakar : CODESRIA, 2010. - (CODESRIA book series)

SADC and the global economic crisis : origins, impacts and State policy responses / Mills Soko & others
In: Africa Insight: (2010/11), vol. 40, no. 3, p. 168-182 : graf. , tab.

Social capital as a determinant of economic growth in Africa / Morten Jerven
In: Africa Review / African Studies Association of India: (2010), vol. 2, no. 2, p. 139-162 : graf. , tab.

Special issue on the African Economic Conference 2008 : globalization, institutions and African economic development/ L. Ndikumana & others. - Oxford : Blackwell, 2010. - (African development review, ISSN 1017-6772 ; vol. 22, no. 1)

Special issue on the African Economic Conference 2009 : fostering development in an era of economic and financial crises/ L. Ndikumana & others. - Oxford : Blackwell, 2010. - (African development review, ISSN 1017-6772 ; vol. 22, no. 3)

Sustainable development & Africa/ Harry G. Broadman & others. - [Cape Town] : Shikana Media, 2010. - (African analyst quarterly, ISSN 1993-8950 ; vol. 5, no. 1)

The global financial crisis : implications for African economies : AERC Senior Policy Seminar XI, Lusaka, Zambia, 6-8 April 2009 : seminar papers / African Economic Research Consortium. - Nairobi : African Economic Research Consortium, 2010

Why Africa is poor : and what Africans can do about it/ Greg Mills. - Johannesburg : Penguin Books (South Africa), 2010

Small enterprises & entrepreneurship

Entreprises et entrepreneurs en Algérie et dans l'immigration : essai de sociologie économique/ Mohamed Madoui. - Paris : Karthala, 2012. - (Hommes et sociétés)

Artisanal fisheries in Lake Victoria (Kenya) : challenges and opportunities for sustainable utilization / Eddy E. Owaga
In: OSSREA Bulletin: (2011), vol. 8, no. 2, p. 23-28.

Entrepreneuriat et innovation au Congo-Brazzaville / Jean Christophe Boungou Bazika (ed.). - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Études africaines)

Entrepreneurs maghrébins : terrains en développement / Pierre Noel Denieuil & Mohamed Madoui (ed.). - Paris : Karthala, 2011. - (Hommes et sociétés)

Ethical culture of SMEs and perceived contract enforcement in Ugandan buyer-supplier contractual arrangements / Joseph M. Ntayi, Sarah Eyaa & Matthew Kalubanga
In: Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review: (2011), vol. 27, no. 2, p. 51-90 : fig. , tab.

Factors affecting loan repayment performance of women in Ethiopia : analysis of the case of Harar Microfinance Institution/ Samiya Abdullahi. - Saarbrücken : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011

How can we learn whether firm policies are working in Africa? : challenges (and solutions?) for experiments and structural models / David McKenzie
In: Journal of African Economies: (2011), vol. 20, no. 4, p. 600-625 : tab.

Industrial clusters and micro and small enterprises in Africa : from survival to growth / Yutaka Yoshino (ed.). - Washington, DC : World Bank, 2011. - (Directions in development, Private sector development)

Industrial policy in Mozambique/ Matthias Krause & Friedrich Kaufmann. - Bonn : German Development Institute, 2011. - (Discussion paper, ISSN 1860-0441 ; 10/2011)

Informal and entrepreneurial strategies among sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco / Emily Pickerill
In: The Journal of North African Studies: (2011), vol. 16, no. 3, p. 395-413 : tab.

Informal economies and urban governance in Nigeria : popular empowerment or political exclusion? / Kate Meagher
In: African Studies Review: (2011), vol. 54, no. 2, p. 47-72 : tab.

La criminalité économique et ses conséquences sur la PME africaine : cas de la fraude, la corruption et l'arnaque/ David Fongang. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Défense, stratégie & relations internationales)

La microfinance à la croisée des chemins : synthèse des travaux de la 1ère édition des rencontres internationales de microfinance (RIM 2007) Yaoundé (Cameroun) du 14 au 16 novembre 2007 / Joseph Mbouombouo Ndam (ed.). - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Etudes africaines)

Les entrepreneurs informels en Côte d'Ivoire : entre l'État, le marché et les circuits de financement/ Constant Soko. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Études africaines)

Perceptions of grassroots urban youth entrepreneurs about collective engagement : an extensive case study in East Africa/ Cesar Pires Fernando. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2011

Pratique d'accompagnement et performance : très petites et petites entreprises camerounaises en phase de démarrage / Emmanuel Kamdem & Raphael Nkakleu (ed.). - Dakar : CODESRIA, 2011

Une autre face de Ségou : anthropologie du patronat malien/ Hamidou Magassa. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Études africaines)

'One of a kind' South African craft : the developmental challenges / Christian M. Rogerson & Jayne M. Rogerson
In: Africanus: (2010), vol. 40, no. 2, p. 18-39 : graf. , tab.

A 'creative class' in South Africa's arid Karoo region / Mark Knightley Ingle
In: Urban Forum: (2010), vol. 21, no. 4, p. 405-423.

Banks, microfinance institutions and economic growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union / Koffi Sodokin & Charles Donou-Adonsou
In: African Development Review: (2010), vol. 22, no. 4, p. 495-510 : graf. , tab.

Big men, big gains? : the involvement of African club officials in the transfer of players / Arnold Pannenborg
In: African Historical Review: (2010), vol. 42, no. 1, p. 63-90.

China in Africa / Yoon Jung Park, Tu T. Huynh, & Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo (ed.). - Leiden [etc.] : Brill, 2010. - (African and Asian studies, ISSN 1569-2094 ; vol. 9, no. 3)

Contemporary entrepreneurship in Ghana for professional and tertiary students/ Kwame Abrefa-Gyan. - Accra : The Clems Ventures Ltd, 2010

Development of the Niger Delta peripheral region : positive youth empowerment through entrepreneurship / Chinelo Grace Obeleagu-Nzelibe & Robert Kemepade Moruku
In: Cahiers africains d'administration publique: (2010), no. 75, p. 101-122 : fig. , tab.

Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions among Nigerian undergraduates / Anthony U. Inegbenebor & Florence O. Ogunrin
In: Ghana Journal of Development Studies: (2010), vol. 7, no. 2, p. 96-118 : tab.

Entrepreneurs, état et citoyenneté : le cas de la Tunisie / Rabah Nabli
In: Insaniyat: (2010), no. 50, p. 35-52.

Entrepreneurship in microenterprises in Uganda : a factor analysis of motivations, success factors and problems in micro-enterprises/ Ingeborg Sigrid de Waart. - [S.l. : s.l.], 2010

Financing small and medium-scale enterprises in Nigeria : recent policy initiatives and the needed paradigm shifts / Adolphus J. Toby
In: Cahiers africains d'administration publique: (2010), no. 75, p. 49-75 : fig. , tab.

Ingredients for global dominance in African entrepreneurship / O. J. K. Ogundele & A. R. Hassan
In: Journal of Oriental and African Studies: (2010), vol. 19, p. 123-145 : fig.

Les activités entrepreneuriales en Centrafrique : de l'époque coloniale à nos jours/ Christophe Ouapou. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010

Micro and small enterprises as vehicles for poverty reduction, employment creation, and business development : the Ethiopian experience/ Gebre Tegegne & Ayenew Meheret. - Addis Ababa : Forum for Social Studies (FSS), 2010. - (FSS research report ; no. 6)

Regulation & supervision of microfinance business in Ethiopia : achievements, challenges & prospects/ Yigrem Kassa. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2010

Small, medium and micro enterprises in the South African local government / Kedibone G. Phago & Sello J. Tsoabisi
In: Africa Insight: (2010/11), vol. 40, no. 2, p. 153-164.

Social capital in the entrepreneurial development process : a case of networks in compromised livelihood systems/ Judith Namabira. - Dodoma : University of Dodoma, 2010

The accessibility and role of microfinance in the small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in the Wa municipality in the Upper West Region, Ghana/ Ahenkorah Joyce Kyerewaa. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2010

The impact of intra-continental migration in Africa : interrogating the economic dynamics of African migrants in South Africa / Rafiu Adewale Aregbeshola
In: Africa Insight: (2010/11), vol. 40, no. 1, p. 62-77 : tab.

The river in the sea/ Akenten Appiah-Menka. - Tema : Digibooks Ghana Ltd, 2010

Tourism SMME development on the urban fringe : the case of Parys, South Africa / Irma Booyens & Gustav Visser
In: Urban Forum: (2010), vol. 21, no. 4, p. 367-385 : graf. , krt. , tab.

Vroom Vroom Africa / Femke Stroomer & Gertruud van Ettinger. - [S.l. : s.n.], 2010. - 2 dvd-video (35 min.). : kleur, gel.

Investments & investment policy

Doing business in a more transparent world : comparing regulation for domestic firms in 183 countries/ Sylvia Solf & others. - Washington [etc.] : World Bank/International Bank for Reconstruction [etc.], 2012. - (Doing business in ..)

'Land to the foreigners': economic, legal, and socio-cultural aspects of new land acquisition schemes in Ethiopia / Jon Abbink
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies: (2011), vol. 29, no. 4, p. 513-535 : krt.

Capital accumulation in sub-Saharan Africa : income-group and sector differences / Nihal Bayraktar & Hippolyte Fofack
In: Journal of African Economies: (2011), vol. 20, no. 4, p. 531-561 : graf. , tab.

De Portugal para a UEMOA, com escala na Guiné-Bissau : análise das oportunidades e constrangimentos do investimento português na Guiné-Bissau / Miguel Filipe Silva & Susana Costa e Silva
In: Africana Studia: (2011), no. 16, p. 175-185 : foto's, graf. , tab.

Dossier sécurité / Anais Dubois & others
In: Marchés tropicaux et méditerranéens: (2011), année 66, no. 3264, p. 6-16 : foto's, ill.

Foreign direct investment in Zimbabwe : the role of institutional and macroeconomic factors / Farayi Gwenhamo
In: The South African Journal of Economics: (2011), vol. 79, no. 3, p. 211-223 : fig. , graf. , tab.

L'agence marocaine de développement des investissements à l'épreuve du droit international des investissements / Ali Kairouani
In: Penant: (2011), année 121, no. 875, p. 157-163.

L'avenir du partenariat Chine-Afrique/ Lofti Ouled Ben Hafsia & Karima Belkacem. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Études africaines)

La Chine en Afrique : menace ou opportunité pour le développement? points de vue du Sud/ Laurent Delcourt & others. - Paris : Éditions Syllepse, 2011. - (Alternatives sud ; vol. 18 (2011), no. 2)

Land and power : the growing scandal surrounding the new wave of investments in land/ Bertram Zagema. - Oxford : Oxfam International, 2011. - (Oxfam briefing paper ; 151)

Land to investors : large-scale land transfers in Ethiopia/ Rahmato Dessalegn. - Addis Ababa : Forum for Social Studies (FSS), 2011. - (FSS policy debates series ; no. 1)

Landgrabbing in Africa : a review of the impacts and the possible policy responses/ Tinyade Kachika. - Oxford : Oxfam international, 2011

Les phénomènes de "land grabbing" : un rendez-vous historique pour les agricultures africaines? : entretien avec Michel Griffon / Jean Jacques Gabas & Michel Griffon
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2011), no. 238, p. 31-41.

Mapping Chinese development assistance in Africa : an analysis of the experiences of Ethiopia / African Forum and Network on Debt and Development. - Harare : African Forum and Network on Debt and Development, 2011

Op jacht naar Afrikaanse grond / Shuchen Tan, Henneke Hagen, & Jos de Putter. - [Hilversum] : VPRO, 2011. - 1 dvd-video (52 min.). : kleur, gel. - (Tegenlicht ; 28-11-2011)

Responding to 'land grabbing' and promoting responsible investment in agriculture/ Harold Liversage. - Rome : IFAD, 2011. - (IFAD occassional paper series ; 2)

Spécial Maroc: le casse-tête de la réforme / Anais Dubois & others
In: Marchés tropicaux et méditerranéens: (2011), année 66, no. 3263, p. 7-24 : ill.

Sub-Saharan Africa : economic issues / Natalie L. Fiala (ed.). - New York : Nova Publishers, 2011. - (African political, economic and security issues series)

The new scramble for Africa/ Pádraig Carmody. - Cambridge [etc.] : Polity, 2011

Unbroken continuity  / Renu Modi
In: Africa Quarterly: (2011), vol. 51, no. 2, p. 44-50 : foto's, krt.

Volatility of resource inflows and domestic investment in Cameroon/ Sunday A. Khan. - Nairobi : African Economic Research Consortium, 2011. - (AERC research paper ; 221)

West African region : a study of India's trade and investment potential / Export-Import Bank of India. - Mumbai : Export-Import Bank of India, 2011. - (Exim bank's occasional paper series ; no. 145)

Africa : blessed or cursed by Chinese FDI?/ Alexander ter Braak. - Rotterdam : Erasmus University, 2010

Africa's cooperation with new and emerging development partners: options for Africa's development/ Raphael Kaplinsky & Masuma Farooki. - New York : UN-OSSA, 2010

Bilateral investment treaties: the foreclosure of domestic policy space / Nicole Yazbek
In: South African Journal of International Affairs: (2010), vol. 17, no. 1, p. 103-120.

COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) : a study of India's trade and investment potential / Export-Import Bank of India. - Mumbai : Export-Import Bank of India, 2010. - (Exim bank's occasional paper series ; 141)

Determinants of private investment in Ethiopia : a time series study / Ambachew Mekonnen Sisay
In: Ethiopian Journal of Economics: (2010), vol. 19, no. 1, p. 75-126 : fig. , graf. , tab.

Dragon in Zambia : challenges facing China / Sushmita Rajwar
In: Africa Quarterly: (2010), vol. 50, no. 1, p. 26-35 : foto's.

Dynamique des réformes dans les pays de l'Union du Maghreb arabe/ Soraya Chaib & others. - Gadi-Oujda : Taha Husseine, 2010

Endogenisation or enclave formation? : the development of the Ethiopian cut flower industry / Ayelech Tiruwha Melese & A. H. J. Helmsing
In: The Journal of Modern African Studies: (2010), vol. 48, no. 1, p. 35-66 : fig. , tab.

Foreign direct investment and labour productivity in South Africa : a research paper/ Anagaw Derseh Mebratie. - Rotterdam : Erasmus University, 2010

Hoe China Afrika overnam = When China meets Africa / Nick Francis & Marc Francis. - Hilversum : VPRO, 2010. - 1 dvd-video (ca. 55 min.). : kleur, gel. - (Holland doc ; 01-04-2010)

India and Kenya : forging strategic ties / Mohammed Khalid
In: Africa Quarterly: (2010), vol. 50, no. 4, p. 44-51 : foto's.

La dimension foncière de l'agrobusiness au Burkina Faso: étude de cas dans la province du Ziro / Mahamadou Zongo
In: Cahiers du CERLESHS: (2010), t. 25, no. 35, p. 127-159 : graf. , tab.

La libéralisation agricole post-apartheid en Afrique du Sud : nouveaux modèles de production et d'investissement / Antoine Ducastel & Ward Anseeuw
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2010), no. 237, p. 57-70 : tab.

La terre, objet et condition des investissements agricoles : quels droits fonciers pour l'Afrique? / Alain Rochegude
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2010), no. 237, p. 85-96.

Les investissements agricoles de la Chine : une source d'inquiétudes? / Jean Raphael Chaponnière, Jean Jacques Gabas & Qi Zheng
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2010), no. 237, p. 71-83 : graf. , tab.

Les nouveaux investissements dans les agrocarburants : quels enjeux pour les agricultures africaines? / Marie Hélène Dabat
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2010), no. 237, p. 97-109 : krt.

Pratique juridique des financements structurés en Afrique/ Arlète Tonye. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010. - (Études africaines)

Régulations des investissements agricoles à grande échelle : études de Madagascar et du Mali / Perrine Burnod & others
In: Afrique contemporaine: (2010), no. 237, p. 111-129 : krt.

Special issue: Africa's spaces of exclusion / Sarah L. Smiley & Francis T. Koti (ed.). - Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2010. - (Africa today, ISSN 0001-9887 ; vol. 56, no. 3 (2009/10))

Tax regimes in emerging Africa : can corporate tax rates boost FDI in sub-Sahara Africa?/ Michiel Stapper. - Leiden : African Studies Centre, 2010. - (ASC working paper ; 88)

Terror, oil and repression in Algeria / Amir Azarvan
In: The Journal of North African Studies: (2010), vol. 15, no. 2, p. 231-253 : graf.

The impact of the investment climate on employment growth : does Sub-Saharan Africa mirror other low-income regions?/ Reyes Aterido & Mary Hallward-Driemeier. - Washington, DC : World Bank, 2010. - (Policy research working paper ; 5218)

The role of China in the Portuguese speaking African countries : the case of Mozambique/ Fernanda Ilhéu. - Lisboa : Centro de Estudos sobre África e do Desenvolvimento, 2010. - (Documentos de trabalho ; 84)

Transparency and accountability in Angola : an update/ Arvind Ganesan / Aisling Reidy (ed.). - New York, NY [etc.] : Human Rights Watch (HRW), 2010

The Democratic Republic of the Congo? : corruption, patronage, and competitive authoritarianism in the DRC / Stephanie A. Matti
In: Africa Today: (2009/10), vol. 56, no. 4, p. 42-61.

Geographical distribution of financial flows to developing countries : disbursements, commitments, country indicators ... = ISSN 1026-1869 (ISSN voorloper). - Paris

Commercial & company law

Brèves observations sur le rôle du syndic en droit de l'OHADA des procédures collectives d'apurement du passif / Christian Gamaleu Kameni
In: Penant: (2011), année 121, no. 875, p. 256-266.

Droit des activités économiques et du commerce électronique : l'esprit du droit commercial général issu de la réforme du 15 décembre 2010/ Justine Diffo Tchunkam. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Études africaines)

Le gouvernement d'entreprise dans le droit OHADA / Guy Roger Mpondo Mboka
In: Recht in Afrika: (2011), Jg. 14, H. 2, S. 155-182.

Why Ghana should implement certain international legal instruments relating to international sale of goods transactions / Emmanuel Laryea
In: African Journal of International and Comparative Law: (2011), vol. 19, pt. 1, p. 1-37.

2006 to 2010 : the pioneering years : innovating and celebrating milestones in Nigerian business law / Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law. - Lagos : Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association, 2010

50 ans d'indépendance juridique de la République du Congo / Inès Féviliyé
In: Revue congolaise de droit et des affaires: (2010), no. 4, p. 11-21.

Developments in business laws : a collection of some of the papers presented at the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law conferences between 2006 and 2009 / George Etomi & others (ed.) / Nigerian Bar Association, Laogs. Section on Business Law. - Lagos : Legal Blitz Legal Consultants, 2010. - (Series I)

Dossier ATE (Autorisation Temporaire d'Exercice) des activités commerciales au Congo-Brazzaville / Inès Féviliyé
In: Revue congolaise de droit et des affaires: (2010), no. 4, p. 31-43 : tab.

Droit des affaires et développement durable en Afrique: plaidoyer pour une prise en compte du risque environnemental dans le droit de l'OHADA (à la lumière du droit français) / Brou Akpoué
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 873, p. 440-461.

L'adhésion de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) à l'OHADA / Inès Féviliyé
In: Revue congolaise de droit et des affaires: (2010), éd. spéc. no. 2, p. 9-97.

L'attractivité du groupement d'intérêt économique en droit OHADA / Éric Dewedi
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 871, p. 167-194.

L'extension du droit commercial à la vente d'immeubles en droit ivoirien / Mamadou Koné
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 871, p. 195-220.

La notion de siège social en droit OHADA : brève analyse comparative de la jurisprudence de la CCJA (Cour Commune de Justice et d'Arbitrage de l'OHADA) et de la (Cour de Justice des Communautés Européennes (CJCE) / Armand Charlebois Mankou-Nguila
In: Revue congolaise de droit et des affaires: (2010), no. 4, p. 23-30.

Law of traders and business organizations/ Ermias Ayalew & Nega Mihretie. - [Bahir Dar, etc.] : Bahir Dar University [etc.], 2010

Le big-bang de la responsabilité du commissionnaire de transport en droit OHADA / Franck Tolérance Kinanga-Muyabi
In: Revue africaine des affaires maritimes et des transports: (2010), no. 2, p. 34-41.

Le cautionnement réel dans l'acte uniforme OHADA / Marie Thérèse Atangana-Malongue
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 872, p. 277-304.

Le traité OHADA révisé / Gaston Kenfack
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 872, p. 305-328.

Les droits du débiteur dans le système OHADA des voies d'exécution / Francis Nkea Ndzigue
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 873, p. 405-420.

Les enjeux et perspectives du traité OHADA révisé / Souleymane Toé
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 872, p. 357-373.

Les grandes décisions de la cour commune de justice et d'arbitrage de l'OHADA / Paul Gérard Pougoue & Sylvain Sorel Kuate Tameghe (ed.). - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2010. - (Etudes africaines)

Les groupes de sociétés en Afrique : droit, pouvoir et dépendance économique/ Abdoulaye Sakho. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.], 2010. - (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600)

Spécial procédures collectives/ Aziber Seid Algadi & others. - Paris : Éditions juris Africa, 2010. - (Penant, ISSN 0336-1551 ; année 120, no. 870 (janvier-mars) 2010)

Une comparaison entre le statut de "l'agent commercial" OHADA et son équivalent en droit nigérian / Marie-Joseph Coffy de Boisdeffre
In: Penant: (2010), année 120, no. 871, p. 230-252.

Selected Journals

Jeune Afrique : hors série. - Paris

Marchés tropicaux & méditerranéens : stratégies & investissements en Afrique = ISSN 0025-2859. - Paris

Écofinance. - Paris : Groupe Jeune Afrique

African economic outlook ... - Paris : OECD

African leaders state of Africa report ... - Boston : African Presidential Archives and Research Center

Economic report on Africa ...: a report of the staffs of the African Development Bank and Economic Commission for Africa. - Addis Ababa [etc.]

NewsAfrica : the newsmagazine for Africa's millennium = ISSN 1469-4913. - London

Africa research bulletin : economic, financial and technical series = ISSN 1467-6346. - Oxford

Africa development indicators = ISSN 1020-2927. - Washington, D.C. : World Bank

African statistical yearbook ... = ISSN 0252-5488. - Tunis [etc.] : African Development Bank Group [etc.]

African business = ISSN 0141-3929. - London : IC Publications

Selected Web Resources
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Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship
The AAE programme, set up in 2007 by the African Leadership Network, awards exceptional entrepreneurial leaders who serve as role models to Africa's aspiring entrepreneurs and who demonstrate business excellence, innovation and profitability.

Africa Business Information Services (AfBIS) is an independent private organisation,  formed in 1998 to provide online information on African economies that will help companies and individuals around the world come to a better understanding of these nations and to promote trade and investment in Africa.

African Business Guide: Chambers of Commerce
Selective list of links to the homepages of African chambers of commerce compiled by the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress.

African Development Bank Group
International development bank headquartered in Abidjan. Country & sectoral information, projects, news & events.

African Economic Conference
The 7th African Economic Conference (Kigali, Oct. 30 to Nov 2, 2012)  focused on “Inclusive and Sustainable Development in an Age of Economic Uncertainty.” The objective of the AEC, which is co-organized by the African Development Bank, the UNDP and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is to provide a platform for experts on Africa to reflect and dialogue on new directions for growth policy. Information on the 2012 conference as well as other past AEC conferences. Business
Current news, top headlines on economy, business & finance

Doing business
The Doing Business Project, launched by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation in 2002, provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.

IMF Country reports
IMF reports and publications arranged by country.

Regional Economic Outlook Reports - Sub-Saharan Africa
These IMF reports discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They also address regional policy developments and challenges, and provide country-specific data.

UNCTAD Publications
Provides the full text of, amongst others,  World Investment Reports, Economic Development in Africa Reports, Investment Policy Reviews (individual countries)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Based in Addis Ababa, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.  Programmes, subregional offices, publications, meetings & events, press releases.