Business Focus

African trade policies have to match its industrialisation imperative

African trade policies have to match its industrialisation imperative

17 April 2015 at 04:04 pm

Without diversified economies, Africa will remain prone to exogenous shocks, with high levels of unemployment and extreme poverty.

Foreign investment

A new way forward for Nigeria?

A new way forward for Nigeria?

15 April 2015 at 08:04 pm

“The long-term, fundamental case for Nigeria looks strong to us for several reasons.”

Entrepreneur watch

‘Business school wasn’t going to teach me to run a business in Ethiopia’

‘Business school wasn’t going to teach me to run a business in Ethiopia’

13 April 2015 at 03:04 pm

How we made it in Africa talks to entrepeneur Abai Schulze.

Business Advice

Avoid making foolish business mistakes

Avoid making foolish business mistakes

1 April 2015 at 10:04 am

Many start-ups do not survive due to the business owner making mistakes during the first few fragile years of operation.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

17 April 2015 at 10:04 am

“Be prepared to fail, but keep moving forward.”

Start-up snapshot

Start-up snapshot: Database of construction industry professionals

Start-up snapshot: Database of construction industry professionals

13 April 2015 at 07:04 pm

Kinehintsa is a database of buildings, service providers and professionals in the construction industry in Ethiopia.

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African trade policies have to match its industrialisation imperative

Without diversified economies, Africa will remain prone to exogenous shocks, with high levels of unemployment and extreme poverty.

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Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

“Be prepared to fail, but keep moving forward.”

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Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, the region follows

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Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.

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The implications of Nigeria’s historic election run deep

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Start-up snapshot: Database of construction industry professionals

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How healthy is Africa’s sovereign bond debt?

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Phatisa senior partner announcement – Yida Kemoli

We are pleased to announce that Yida Kemoli has joined Phatisa as Senior Partner – East Africa.

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Does this regional currency benefit France and African elites at the expense of local economies?