In the 2008 rankings, Tunisia is Africa’s most competitive country in terms of doing business, followed by South Africa and Botswana. Zimbabwe, battling hyperinflation, isn’t in last place – though you might expect so.
WEF says African businesses can become far more competitive, but governments will need to improve access to finance, resist pressure to erect trade barriers, upgrade infrastructure, improve health and strength institutions
The report measures and analyses institutions, policies and services enabling trade in national economies around the world. In Africa, Mauritius has the best enabling environment for global trade.
Uganda and Zambia cheerfully open their doors to almost anyone who wants to set up shop, by contrast, foreign ownership of businesses is rare and limited in Zimbabwe and Libya.
In this dataset of Kenya comes up as the country in which the business cost of terrorism in Africa is highest, followed by Burundi and Angola. In Malawi and Mauritius, business is least affected.