Business Focus

From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

4 March 2015 at 11:03 am

The future of Kenya’s business environment is looking increasingly bright as the national economy continues to grow at an enviable pace.

Foreign investment

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

4 March 2015 at 12:03 pm

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

Entrepreneur watch

How this company built a business by charging phones in rural Tanzania

How this company built a business by charging phones in rural Tanzania

18 February 2015 at 06:02 pm

Juabar has built a franchise network of micro-business owners who offer phone charging services.

Business Advice

Five steps to assess and mitigate business risks

Five steps to assess and mitigate business risks

26 February 2015 at 05:02 pm

African businesses face a vast array of risks and the correct risk management policies need to be identified and in place.

Meet the Boss

Meet the Boss: Simbarashe Mhuriro, director, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe

Meet the Boss: Simbarashe Mhuriro, director, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe

2 March 2015 at 04:03 pm

“Be passionate about your idea and pursue it relentlessly. It is not going to be easy, so be resilient.”

Start-up snapshot

Start-up snapshot: Assisting student academics and providing tutor jobs for graduates

Start-up snapshot: Assisting student academics and providing tutor jobs for graduates

3 March 2015 at 06:03 pm

African Tutor is an online platform offering students academic resources such as information on scholarship opportunities, fellowships, jobs and internships.

Recent Articles

Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

The future of Kenya’s business environment is looking increasingly bright as the national economy continues to grow at an enviable pace.

‘101 Ways To Make Money in Africa’: New book will help your business ambitions

Dr. Harnet Bokrezion and John-Paul Iwuoha are Africa business consultants and co-authors of the book ’101 Ways to Make Money in Africa’.

Africa – 24% of the world’s disease burden, only 1% of its healthcare expenditure

How we made it in Africa talks to KPMG’s Africa head of life sciences about Africa’s healthcare industry challenges.

Start-up snapshot: Assisting student academics and providing tutor jobs for graduates

African Tutor is an online platform offering students academic resources such as information on scholarship opportunities, fellowships, jobs and internships.

Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

Phatisa upgrades its African Private Equity News App

The African Private Equity News App powered by Phatisa has been re-launched with a major facelift to its design, functionality, navigation and overall features to enhance user experience.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

African private equity firms increasingly able to mobilise much-needed capital

New AVCA report reveals thriving deal and fundraising environment in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Simbarashe Mhuriro, director, Oursun Energy Zimbabwe

“Be passionate about your idea and pursue it relentlessly. It is not going to be easy, so be resilient.”

New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

Brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant.

Consumer goods: Steps to effectively access the Kenyan market

For all its business and investment potential, the country can be a hard nut to crack.

Chai Bora: The tea company with great ambitions in Tanzania and beyond

Chai Bora MD discusses the company’s plans and the benefits of having private equity investors on board.

Africa Tech Trends: Another week of farce on African digital migration

Tom Jackson talks about the reality of Africa’s unpreparedness for its migration to digital broadcasting.

Randgold CEO on mining and community development

The mining industry could do a better job at community development in Africa, says Mark Bristow.