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New DHL survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-commerce

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region.

New survey reveals growing war for talent in Africa

Competition for talent is increasing in Africa.

Five smart steps to grow your business in Africa

Africa offers potentially lucrative returns for both local and international companies with a knack for spotting opportunities and the ability to think outside the box.

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.

Journey of epic proportions through 45 African countries begins

A team sponsored by DHL have just embarked on a grand and ambitious journey through 45 African countries, starting in Cape Town and ending in London in September 2015.

Investment opportunities in Nigeria real estate

With Nigeria’s property market becoming more sophisticated, new prime grade commercial developments offers a number of opportunities.

Intra-Africa trade key to boosting African economies

“More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade.”

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s most popular fashion companies

Vlisco has products for every price point.

How to market your business in the world’s last growth frontier – Africa

Successfully marketing a brand across such a diverse continent as Africa is no easy task.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

Cameroonian Alain Nteff named the grand prize winner of the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier youth entrepreneurship award.

The science and art of valuing a small business

Accurately evaluating how much a business is worth is the most challenging part of the buying and selling process.

Agriculture is Angola’s next business hotspot, says local DHL boss

Egidio Monteiro, country manager for DHL Express, talks about opportunities in the Angolan economy.

Ashish Thakkar on doing business in Africa… and becoming an astronaut

Ashish Thakkar is an entrepreneur with a vision of placing Africa at the centre of the world stage.

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.