Business Focus

The glory and pitfalls of the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit

29 July 2014 at 01:07 pm

Nigerians’ desire for upward social mobility is the driving force of the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Foreign investment

New investors eye African opportunities

New investors eye African opportunities

29 July 2014 at 04:07 pm

Investors with long-term outlooks will help fundamentally shift the pattern of investment into Africa.

Entrepreneur watch

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

22 July 2014 at 06:07 pm

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.

Business Advice

Five ways success will look different by 2020

Five ways success will look different by 2020

28 July 2014 at 12:07 pm

The economy is changing, and that means our vision of success should as well.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

9 July 2014 at 05:07 pm

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Recent Articles

New investors eye African opportunities

Investors with long-term outlooks will help fundamentally shift the pattern of investment into Africa.

The glory and pitfalls of the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit

Nigerians’ desire for upward social mobility is the driving force of the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Ugandan promotes ‘slow food’ ideals to feed Africa

Traditional crops are slowly dying out as the continent’s food becomes more and more homogenised.

Nigeria: Insecurity and its impact on business

Opinions among local entrepreneurs and international business leaders about Nigeria’s security challenges differ widely.

Five ways success will look different by 2020

The economy is changing, and that means our vision of success should as well.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

African private equity deals better priced than those globally, say experts

“It is the right time for investors to seriously look into Africa,” says Ngalaah Chuphi, partner at Ethos Private Equity.

Growing appetite for tech products in Angola, says venture capital fund

“There is a growing appetite for high-end consumer products such as smartphones.”

Unleashing Africa’s immense potential: Connectivity is critical

The economic payoff of greater connectivity could be immense.

Growing excitement among Swiss SMEs to do business with Africa

Swiss small and medium enterprises are realising Africa is the last ‘frontier’.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

How this fruit business was turned around from the brink of collapse

“I have learned to keep my friends close and my creditors closer.”

Are South Africans seen as too arrogant when doing business on the continent?

“There is a wariness about South Africans and how they do business.”

Discussing venture capital and entrepreneurship in Angola

“Things are improving in the country but the change will not happen overnight.”

Is Africa rich enough for McDonald’s?

In sub-Saharan Africa only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract the global food chain.