Dianna Games
Dianna Games is a leading commentator on business trends and developments in Africa. She is the author of many published reports on African business and is a columnist on Africa for Business Day newspaper in South Africa and African Business magazine in the UK. She also heads the SA-Nigeria business chamber.
A rapid epidemiological transition

A rapid epidemiological transition

The rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa adds to COVID-19 stress The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has highlighted Africa’s vulnerability to disease in an unprecedented manner, laying bare years of under investment in public health facilities and systems. As infection rates ratcheted up across the world, African governments scrambled to patch up dilapidated public infrastructure […]

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Up in the air

Up in the air

African airlines: the good and the bad A history of government interference in African state-owned airlines has led to inefficiency and unsustainable debt levels, but Ethiopia’s done it differently Running an airline is a complicated and expensive business. Pundits argue it is best left to those who know what they are doing. But governments across […]

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Bribes make bad business

Africa: corruption The tide of corruption that has swept the continent may be ebbing as governments and Africans are investing more in their own countries By Dianna Games The issue of corruption does not often make the headlines any more in Africa, or for that matter in South America. This is not because it doesn’t […]

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Forging their own paths

Forging their own paths

Is Africa ready for the future? Is the continent ready to tackle the technological disruption and challenges of a rapidly changing world? Importantly, are its young people ready to take up the mantle of change? Africa’s youth have moved from relative obscurity in political deliberations to centre stage in continental forums and conferences from Cape […]

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Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That past is embodied in the many old leaders who still rule at least a quarter of the continent, but hold back […]

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Dianna Games
Dianna Games is a leading commentator on business trends and developments in Africa. She is the author of many published reports on African business and is a columnist on Africa for Business Day newspaper in South Africa and African Business magazine in the UK. She also heads the SA-Nigeria business chamber.
A rapid epidemiological transition

A rapid epidemiological transition

The rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa adds to COVID-19 stress The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has highlighted Africa’s vulnerability to disease in an unprecedented manner, laying bare years of under investment in public health facilities and systems. As...

Up in the air

Up in the air

African airlines: the good and the bad A history of government interference in African state-owned airlines has led to inefficiency and unsustainable debt levels, but Ethiopia’s done it differently Running an airline is a complicated and expensive business. Pundits...

Bribes make bad business

Africa: corruption The tide of corruption that has swept the continent may be ebbing as governments and Africans are investing more in their own countries By Dianna Games The issue of corruption does not often make the headlines any more in Africa, or for that matter...

Forging their own paths

Forging their own paths

Is Africa ready for the future? Is the continent ready to tackle the technological disruption and challenges of a rapidly changing world? Importantly, are its young people ready to take up the mantle of change? Africa’s youth have moved from relative obscurity in...

Old wine in new bottles

Old wine in new bottles

  Despite its increasingly youthful population, poor succession planning means Africa continues to be governed by aged and ageing tyrants While Africa tries to move forward, it remains largely stuck in its past. That past is embodied in the many old leaders who...