Business Focus

Social media in Nigeria – mobile chat dominates

Social media in Nigeria – mobile chat dominates

23 April 2014 at 01:04 pm

A recent report highlights social media trends in Africa’s biggest economy.

Foreign investment

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

23 April 2014 at 03:04 pm

O’Neill backs Paga as “the number one way to pay and get paid in Nigeria”.

Entrepreneur watch

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

22 April 2014 at 04:04 pm

Her medical training stood Dr Betty Gikonyo in good stead to become CEO of The Karen Hospital.

Business Advice

Kenyan doctor shares seven tips on how to succeed against all odds

Kenyan doctor shares seven tips on how to succeed against all odds

23 April 2014 at 02:04 pm

Expand your boundaries and be persistent, advises Dr Betty Gikonyo.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

11 April 2014 at 10:04 am

After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.

Recent Articles

BRICs economist Jim O’Neill invests in Nigerian mobile payments company

O’Neill backs Paga as “the number one way to pay and get paid in Nigeria”.

Kenyan doctor shares seven tips on how to succeed against all odds

Expand your boundaries and be persistent, advises Dr Betty Gikonyo.

Social media in Nigeria – mobile chat dominates

A recent report highlights social media trends in Africa’s biggest economy.

‘Empowering entrepreneurs means growing a country’s economy’

Entrepreneurs are economic development assets a country should support, says Christo Botes.

Dreaming big is how Kenyan doctor built her own private hospital

Her medical training stood Dr Betty Gikonyo in good stead to become CEO of The Karen Hospital.

Potato chip manufacturer talks about getting Nigerians to buy local

“We as Nigerians always believe that foreign brands are better than locally made brands… which poses a challenge to us.”

Africa Business Conference: 30 May 2014

Over 500 delegates from across Africa will on May 30, 2014 assemble at the HoneyWell Auditorium, Lagos Business School for the Africa Business Conference tagged, “Africa Lions Arising, Driving Private Sector Growth through Enhanced Intra-African Trade.”

Seven reasons why most startup businesses fail

Kenyan entrepreneur Sriram Bharatam shares his thoughts.

Exploring new business ventures in the South African market

The South African economy presents opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

The Carlyle Group has seen greater than expected investor interest in a fund focused solely on sub-Saharan Africa.

Why SMEs shouldn’t ignore corporate governance

“Entrepreneurs often feel that corporate governance takes up precious time and energy that they would prefer to put into running their business.”

Report: Africa’s economic prosperity at risk from instability

Economic progress does not just depend on having impressive numbers of GDP growth, high-rise buildings or first-class highways.

Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but don’t expect a quick buck

Investors interested in Nigeria should be prepared, and be in it for the long term.

Seven South African tech startups hoping to grab your attention

From pet food to dating to rentals, 88mph has a range of startups under its wing.

DHL Africa’s success streak continues

Since January this year the logistics company has received 11 global awards.