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How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to understand Nigeria’s economy

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.

Meet the Boss: Ajay Patel, MD, Dawa Limited

Ajay Patel answers our questions.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Bravery and a diet of humble pie: Mi-Fone CEO’s 10 tips for African entrepreneurs

Alpesh Patel shares some of the lessons he has learnt over the years in entrepreneurship.

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.

Rising brand consciousness among Zambian middle class

Abhilash Bajpai, director of home electronics and appliances retailer, Radian Stores, talks about the rise in brand consciousness he is seeing in Zambia.

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.”

ATMs still have a future in Africa, says Diebold

While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.

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

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

‘Facebook and online shopping? Yes! But please no internet banking’

Internet-loving Nigerians slow to adopt web banking.

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.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.

Africa Tech Trends: Cross-border remittances set to get easier in East Africa

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur

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

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.