Business Focus

Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

25 August 2014 at 07:08 pm

Many Africans previously seen as “middle class” are in fact highly vulnerable to various economic shocks.

Foreign investment

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

18 August 2014 at 02:08 pm

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

Entrepreneur watch

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

26 August 2014 at 05:08 pm

Esther Muchemi, CEO of Samchi Group, sees opportunity where others see challenges.

Business Advice

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

12 August 2014 at 01:08 pm

Entrepreneur says playing sports taught her to be disciplined in business.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

21 August 2014 at 03:08 pm

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

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Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

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Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

The role of Togo’s export processing zone in the global value chain

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