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Chinese Influence in Africa – Fair or Foul?

Friday 12th October 2018

In terms of sheer numbers, as the biggest global investor in the continent, the impact of China on Africa can only be seen as positive….mostly? So what is the scale? In two decades China has become Africa’s most important economic partner. In trade terms China is as big as the next three (almost four) countries […]

Is Now the Time to Invest in Top Technical Talent?

Monday 1st October 2018

10 years ago we didn’t have the iPad, Alexa and WhatsApp and even Instagram wasn’t invented – we could just eat our food, without photographing it! The acceleration in technology over recent years is encouraging innovation and new working methods within many sectors, from medical treatment through to data management.  With this has come a […]

Why Your Leaders Are Your Ultimate Investment Risk

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Protests and the significant disruption they caused in Addis Ababa didn’t keep delegates away from the Ethiopian leg of the ‘Investing in Africa Conference’ which took place on Thursday and Friday of last week at the Radisson Blu in the city centre. This was the final event of the East Africa Road Show and, like […]

Are your Managers playing Hiring Russian Roulette?

Monday 17th September 2018

We all know that accessing High Potential candidates at Senior Management Level is critical for succession planning for your leaders of the future. But are your Hiring Managers effectively playing Hiring Russian Roulette in their most important job;  the recruitment, development and retention of your organisation’s most important asset, your people? When deciding on a […]

The Artificial Intelligence Invasion is Coming to Africa!

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Did you, like me, use to think Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a trivial sci- fi concept?  Are you now hearing it being mentioned by serious people and you aren’t entirely sure what it is?  Well we are in the same position but I hope can give you a very layman’s guide to why it is […]

How can Football Educate on Sexual Health? Read about how EiA are supporting TackleAfrica to do just this

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Since I was 6 years old I have been passionate about football and have been blessed to be able to afford the best boots on the market and the latest kit available. I fondly remember being gifted the newly released Southampton kit (the team I support) when I was a kid, and how brilliant that […]

If you are an expert in your field, does it really matter if you’re not a great presenter? by Maggie Lawrie, CEO Presentation & Executive Coach

Friday 11th May 2018

CEO’s and Senior Leaders generally have pretty good communication skills, but standards vary considerably.  Not everyone needs to be able to wow their audiences in a powerful, presidential-type way, but I think we have gone past the point where being the best in your field is enough to hide behind.  Just look at the example […]

‘Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US’… Richard Putley, MD reports back on thought provoking statements from the AFSIC 2018 Conference

Tuesday 8th May 2018

“Nigeria is potentially more politically stable than the US….” This comment was made by one of the speakers at the recent AFSIC event which I attended with other members of the EiA Team at the beginning of May.  Whilst his intention was to raise a smile in the audience, on reflection, a number of the […]

What opportunities do the Youth of Africa present? Elizabeth Bintloff, CEO, Junior Achievement Africa, shares her thoughts

Friday 13th April 2018

One of the challenges I face when I talk to people outside of our mission space about the subject of youth in Africa is that there is not always a clear understanding of who Africa’s youth are.  The media and other sources frame our assumptions about all youth, and for African youth especially, the references […]

Workforce Planning and how to reduce ‘emergency hires’

Monday 9th April 2018

Time to Hire, Cost per Hire, Hiring Failure Rates, Stay Rates, Attrition Rates, the list goes on… The future?  It’s all about Workforce Planning (WFP)  Get this right and the talk of woe around the above KPI’s are maybe not a thing of the past but should become a measure of satisfaction and improvement rather […]