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Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.

Meet the Boss: Eric Andre, co-founder, Om Nom Nom

“I think the reason some entrepreneurs fail is because they have an idea and it looks ‘sexy’, but they don’t study the market.”

Meet the Boss: Alex Nyaga, founder, Parapet Cleaning Services

“I think I am visionary, and I have a passion to do things that will have a greater impact in our society.”

Meet the Boss: Sue Fox, MD for sub-Saharan Africa, Estée Lauder

“I am pretty good at separating work and home.”

How cleaning company founder made a success of a ‘thankless job’

How we made it in Africa talks to Alex Nyaga, founder of Kenya’s Parapet Cleaning Services.

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

Forcing Tanzanian mobile operators to list an ‘extreme’ move

“To force a private company to become a listed company without any regard to the maturity of the stock market is extreme.”

‘People in technology age faster,’ says CEO Manoj Shanker

“Technology jobs bring a lot of money but it also comes with a hell of a lot of stress.”

‘Very smart young people’ help drive Techno Brain Group

How we made it in Africa speaks to Manoj Shanker, CEO of Techno Brain.

Meet the Boss: Manoj Shanker, CEO, Techno Brain Group

“A lot of young people take a job, then when offered $100 more by another company they jump there. That is not a good way to grow your career.”

‘Thinking big’ key to tech CEO Amr Shady’s success

“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”

Political instability – both an opportunity and challenge for business

“Political instability and change can inspire action… but it can also bring the business to a halt at other times.”

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.

Meet the Boss: Amr Shady, CEO, TA Telecom

“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”