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CONTENTS Contents August/September 2019 Issue Nº 466

Cover Story After Collymore: Safaricom faces the future

Business intelligence 4 News and deals from around Africa

Cover story 10 A fter Collymore:

Safaricom faces the future 15 Tribute: Bob Collymore

Features 17 Interview: A ndrew Cowan,

Group MD and CEO, EABL 20 T he View: Free trade agreement is positive step for Nigeria 22 L agos urges commuters to use waterways 24 FIFA appointment shakes up African football 26 Kenya finance minister snared in dam probe 28 A frica and the IMF

after Lagarde 30 Africa’s Silicon Valleys r ipen for investment

Perspective 32 M ining judgment holds implications for multinationals

Special report Japan-Africa 35 T icad 7: Start of a new era for Japan and Africa

Countryfiles 48 Reforms embolden Ethiopia’s regionalists 50 N igeria moves to revive mining industry 52 C urrency problems hit

Z imbabwe’s gold miners

S pecial report Talent Matters: T he Employee Experience 55 H R is dead – Long live the employee experience 58 C areers in Africa Employer o f Choice 2019: M ethodology 60 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice 2019: Rankings 64 I nterview: John Lewis, MD, Aggreko Africa 66 I nterview: Edna Malavolonek,

H ead of HR, Aggreko Africa 68 C ase study: Bosch Africa 70 Purpology – the secret behind s uccessful challenger brands

Review 72 Holding bankers to account

Last Word 74 How can DRC overcome Ebola?

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