“We need to start demystifying the myths about Africa.”
From cheap electronics to multi-million dollar infrastructure projects, China’s presence in Africa has become hard to miss.
“We need to have a long term vision and strategy to change things in Africa.”
African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.
Africa needs to deal with the misconceptions around the continent’s size, risks and opportunities by branding and marketing itself better.
Companies who are not currently doing business in Africa perceive it as the least attractive investment destination in the world.
“The biggest threat to Africa is not invasion by neighbours; it is poverty.”
How we made it in Africa talks to Chris Kirubi, a leading entrepreneur and investor in East Africa.
One Degree Solar’s BrightBox system powers lights, smartphones, tablets, and radios.
“We need to look at ways to unlock the youth demographic dividend.”
“I am also a myth buster; when you say it can’t be done, I believe it can be done.”
“Cashflow is king and I will admit there have been times when I have seriously wondered how to fund the growth.”
“Success doesn’t come overnight. A lot of people want riches overnight.”
In 2006 Tony Sugden, a retired Major in the British Army, co-founded Warrior Security.
Dinfin Mulupi caught up with L’Oréal East Africa managing director Patricia Ithau.