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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.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

Xtra Publishing wants to grow its Nairobi newspaper brand across the continent.

Lessons from India for Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurs

African healthcare entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their peers in India.

Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa

An innovative new product aims to improve internet access in emerging markets.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

Like wine, business people get better with age, says award-winning entrepreneur

“Success does not come in one day,” says top Kenyan entrepreneur Jennifer Riria.

How African companies can get the most out of Generation Y employees

They might be impatient and less loyal, but Gen Y staff also have a lot to offer.

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

Top entrepreneur Jennifer Riria proved that women are bankable

Microfinance banker Jennifer Riria explains why she built a business around providing finance to Kenyan women.

Flight comparison site Flyezee.com wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of Flyezee.com

Kenya’s private security industry booming due to terror threats

Since last year’s Westgate mall shooting, demand for private security has increased.