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Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

CEO believes growth in rest of continent provides good opportunities for JSE

Companies in fast-growing African countries will find cost-effective access to international capital through the JSE.

Kigali co-working space offering startups more than just a desk

How we made it in Africa talks to Jon Stever, founder of Rwanda’s The Office.

Dress your business in formal clothes and see it grow

Informal women-owned businesses are losing out on growth opportunities.

Grooming Kenya’s next generation of sport stars and business leaders

How we made it in Africa speaks to Elizabeth Odera, founder of the Sadili Oval Sports Academy.

China, US both rivals and partners for slices of African pie

The US-Africa Leaders Summit revived debate on America’s efforts to catch up with China’s growing influence in Africa.

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

Entrepreneur says playing sports taught her to be disciplined in business.

Meet the Boss: Erik Hersman, tech entrepreneur, Kenya

One of the major players in Kenya’s tech scene reveals his first job and how he relaxes.

Getting on with life in Nairobi in an age of terrorism

“We shouldn’t let fear paralyse all aspects of our lives.”

Can the Smart Jacket become a competitive advantage for motorcycle taxis?

Motorcycle taxis are one of the leading causes of road accidents in Kenya.

Jovago hopes to make online hotel bookings the norm in East Africa

How we made it in Africa talks to Estelle Verdier, head of hotel booking site Jovago in East Africa.

Meet the Boss: Eva Muraya, CEO, Brand Strategy and Design

“I have a lot of risk appetite. I work very hard and I apply my creativity.”

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

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

Can Silicon Savannah’s software success be replicated in hardware?

While Kenya made its name in software, a handful of entrepreneurs are now taking the leap into developing hardware.