Okan discusses risk perception in the continent in Jeune Afrique
The numerous success stories demonstrate that the perceived risk of investing in Africa is much higher than the real risk.
Okan talks about the benefits of smart protectionism in Jeune Afrique
If protectionism can foster industrialization in Africa, measures must be finely tuned so as not to be counterproductive or detrimental to consumers.
Okan discusses the debt challenge in Jeune Afrique
To improve public finances, African states need to diversify their economies, foster the emergence of strong local financial institutions, and increase tax collection rates.
Okan talks about the capacity game in specific industrial sectors in Jeune Afrique
To resist in the middle of the price wars that sometimes occur in capacity-based industries, such as the flour mill or the cement industries, companies can focus on non-cost competitiveness and on downstream integration.
Okan discusses the challenges faced in the health sector in Jeune Afrique
The overhaul of the African health sector is a monumental challenge. It is up to the States to invest massively, with discernment and method, and up to the private sector to support their action, by inventing innovative solutions fit for continent.
Okan ponders on different economic development models in Jeune Afrique
The successes of Morocco, Mauritius and Ethiopia, which are mainly based on long periods of political stability and the diversity of their economies, can inspire other countries of the continent.
Okan discusses congestion issues and urban planning in Jeune Afrique
Investing in public transports, developing new roads, densifying inhabited areas, etc. many solutions exist to face the colossal challenge of urban development in Africa.
Okan talks about the potential of the solar industry in Africa in Le Monde
While the potential of renewable energies in Africa is immense, there is still a major challenge: integrating intermittent energies into power grids that do not tolerate instability.
Okan talks about French companies’ strategy in Africa in La Tribune
To regain market shares on the African continent, French companies should adopt a three-pronged approach: innovation, frugality and Africanization
Okan ponders on the development of the agriculture sector in Jeune Afrique
If two-thirds of African countries are still net food importers, a green revolution reconciling economic, social and environmental performance is still possible.