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Meet the Boss: Ajay Patel, MD, Dawa Limited

Ajay Patel answers our questions.

Entrepreneur explains why it is easier to be successful in Kenya than India

How we made it in Africa talks to Indian businessman Sriram Bharatam.

No separation between work and pleasure in Lagos, says start-up coach

“I think the best thing about Nigeria, specifically Lagos, is the energy of the work culture.”

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

Affordable housing: Nigeria’s big challenge also a ‘massive opportunity’

Nigeria ranks among the top five nations globally where low-income families struggle to access affordable housing.

Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We are making more money from rabbits than what cattle farmers make.”

Akili Dada – grooming young women to become movers and shakers

Akili Dada seeks to address the need for greater representation of women in leadership roles in Africa.

Ex-banker trades cushy Bank of America job for the family business in Kenya

“Here I can be a big fish in a small pond.”

Meet the Boss: Karl Westvig, CEO, AFB

“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”

Why African companies should view China as a market, not as competition

“China is no longer the factory of the world. China is becoming the market of the world.”

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”

No escalator to the top, says ‘pan-African’ businessman Kris Senanu

“You have to take the stairs, and at each step there will be barriers.”

AFB’s lending model based on trust rather than collateral

How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

How we made it in Africa talks to Moshe Noiman, founder of Classic Mouldings.

Meet the Boss: Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, Bedi Investments

“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”