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Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

How Cameroon’s Rolex award winner created Africa’s first medical tablet

Cameroon’s Arthur Zang is the 26-year-old inventor of the Cardio Pad, believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

CEO at age 21: Budding Nigerian entrepreneurs to watch

A look at three young and promising Nigerian entrepreneurs who applied for this year’s Anzisha Prize.

Profiting from poverty: Do some companies benefit from twisted images of Africa?

Dayo Olopade says some for-profit companies leverage the existence of poverty as a clever marketing tactic.

Thoughts on tribalism and cultural prejudice in the African workplace

Four multinationals share their experiences of employee tribalism or cultural prejudice in Africa.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

Four young entrepreneurs addressing problems in francophone Africa

How we made it in Africa looks at some of The Anzisha Prize applicants from francophone Africa.

Thoughts from Toyin Saraki on women leadership and Africa

“I believe that our biggest challenge as women is to be able to step forward and to actually lead.”

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

Low-cost PCs, e-learning and health apps: What three young techies are doing in Africa

Tech entrepreneurs have the power to bring solutions to many of Africa’s problems.

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Finding the right skills to support expansion across Africa can be a challenge.