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

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

Uncharted African regions and sectors offer growth opportunities for SMEs

Five unexpected ‘boom towns’ and cities providing opportunities for African businesses.

The entrepreneur behind the schoolbag that transforms into a light at night

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

International trade: Three African countries join the list of red countries

Globally, the increased concern around public safety has resulted in the intensification of security measures for transportation of goods internationally.

Then and now: A look at how past finalists benefited from the Anzisha Prize

With the deadline for 2015 Anzisha Prize applications fast approaching, past finalists want to encourage entries for this year, and shared how they have benefited.

How DHL Ghana grew its retail footprint through innovative win-win partnerships

DHL Express has been especially successful at growing its retail footprint in Ghana.

Avoid making foolish business mistakes

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

Consumer demand and e-commerce to drive logistics industry in Africa

DHL expects 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the African continent.

Websites that don’t work – eight common mistakes small businesses make online

Tips on boosting your company’s online presence.

Three lessons to be learnt from South African entrepreneurial visionaries

Key takeaways from a recent business event.

Experts share tips for online retail success in sub-Saharan Africa

Major takeaways from February’s 2015 eCommerce Africa conference.

SMEs becoming a growing force in Ethiopia

It is not only large companies benefitting from Ethiopia’s burgeoning economy, which is expected to expand by more than 8% this year.

‘Côte d’Ivoire is back!’ says local DHL head

“The economy is moving in the right direction,” says Serge Gnandji, CFO and acting country manager of DHL Express, Côte d’Ivoire.

Communicating with one of the world’s fastest growing middle class

Companies should be innovative when it comes to marketing on the African continent.

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.