Standard Bank used to pin hopes for future growth on the expansion of its emerging market presence outside of Africa. In the past 18 months though, the South Africa-based bank has sold an operation in Russia and is selling off another in Argentina.
A 2014 Pew Research Center poll on international attitudes toward the United States found that those of African nations varied significantly: The most negative views were held by Egyptians, 85% of whom were critical of the United States. At the other end of the scale, 80% of Kenyans surveyed had positive views, as did 77% of Ghanaians and 75% Tanzanians.
JOHANNESBURG-Big food companies know they need to reach more African shoppers. But on a continent where many consumers live far from urban areas and roads often are sketchy-at best-the typical multinational corporation's supply network often falls short. That's where Desmond Mugwambane comes in. Armed with just taxi money, two cellphones...