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Grit Real Estate — treading where angels fear

While many property investors voted against Africa with their feet leaving the continent when its economies were on its knees — for Grit Real Estate, it was a triumphant entry.


Precarious Dakar tenants face eviction as rents rise

After months of threats from his landlord, visits to the police and a court hearing, Djibril Diagne came home on New Year’s Day to find the water had been cut off.


FG tasks NIA to develop low cost housing using local content

The federal government has called on the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) to develop affordable housing solutions and design low cost housing using local content to address what it described as a huge housing deficit in the country.


Land reform in South Africa – is there a right and a wrong?

While South Africans have until the end of February to share their comment on the draft national policy for beneficiary selection and land allocation, Prof Brian Ganson, head of the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) argues that “the land reform debate largely remains a dialogue of the […]


Why Nigeria dropped in investment destination rating

There are concerns over growing investor apathy towards business opportunities in Nigeria by hitherto willing partners from within the African sub region and the world at large, most of who made the economy thrive in the past. In this report, Charles Okonji examines the remote causes of this development


Kobe Bryant and estate planning

The news of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death in a horrific helicopter crash in January along with his 13-year old daughter and seven other people, sent shock waves across the world; his celebrity transcended basketball. With his passing, Kobe Bryant left behind his wife Vanessa and three young children; one of them, a little baby girl […]


Nigeria stock market defies analysts’ sentiment

Nigeria’s stock market started this week on a negative note, thereby defying some analysts’ earlier sentiment in favour of bargain hunting.


How this new construction technology can help deliver affordable housing in Rwanda

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), there is a global affordable housing crisis. For less wealthy nations, a mix of creative solutions is needed, if they are to get anywhere near meeting the growing demand. Now, Affordable Human Needs, an international company brings a new construction technology dubbed “Earthbag Technology” into the Rwandan house […]


US Investors to construct houses for industrial park workers

According to Anite, the investors have agreed to establish low-cost housing units around various industrial parks.


Fine and Country Partners PwC, Udo Udoma

Fine and Country West Africa has said it is collaborating with PwC and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie to organise The Refined Investor Series. According to a statement, with PwC and Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie as partners, Fine and Country would execute what has been described as one of the most anticipated and insightful real estate […]


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