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African trade policies have to match its industrialisation imperative

Without diversified economies, Africa will remain prone to exogenous shocks, with high levels of unemployment and extreme poverty.

Bring it on, Nakumatt tells foreign retailers set to enter Kenya

Kenyan retailer not fazed by foreign competition.

Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

“Be prepared to fail, but keep moving forward.”

A new way forward for Nigeria?

“The long-term, fundamental case for Nigeria looks strong to us for several reasons.”

Ethiopia’s banking industry slowly evolving

Ethiopia’s financial services industry is one of the least developed in the region.

Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, the region follows

Regional ICT integration is very much on the agenda.

Chef wants to put Ethiopian cuisine on global map with cooking show

How we made it in Africa talks to chef Yohanis Hailemariam.

The implications of Nigeria’s historic election run deep

Opposition’s unprecedented win is an opportunity to tackle inequality, diversify Nigeria’s economy and encourage investment.

Start-up snapshot: Database of construction industry professionals

Kinehintsa is a database of buildings, service providers and professionals in the construction industry in Ethiopia.

How healthy is Africa’s sovereign bond debt?

Analysts caution against accumulating too much.

‘Business school wasn’t going to teach me to run a business in Ethiopia’

How we made it in Africa talks to entrepeneur Abai Schulze.

The gilded cage: Who does the CFA franc really benefit?

Does this regional currency benefit France and African elites at the expense of local economies?

Meet the Boss: Bruno Olierhoek, MD for Central Africa, Nestlé

“Be patient and build from the ground up.”

Start-up snapshot: Manufacturing electrical hardware in Ethiopia

“The biggest risk is Chinese manufacturers.”

Africa Tech Trends: Is Apple building a bigger physical presence on the continent?

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.