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Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

The role of Togo’s export processing zone in the global value chain

In 1991, Togo launched one of the first export processing zones in Africa.

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”

Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

Creativity is the new money in Africa

While there is clearly no shortage of talent in the continent, Africa has been relatively poor in profiting from it.

What a weak South Africa means for the rest of the continent

Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

Beyond the health crisis, Ebola hits Liberia’s economy hard

The Ebola outbreak threatens to reverse much of the economic progress Liberia has made over the past decade.

CEO believes growth in rest of continent provides good opportunities for JSE

Companies in fast-growing African countries will find cost-effective access to international capital through the JSE.

Talking business and exporting to Africa with Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”

Kigali co-working space offering startups more than just a desk

How we made it in Africa talks to Jon Stever, founder of Rwanda’s The Office.

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

Africa’s M-Pesa mobile payment method debuts in Romania

In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe.

Don’t put your eggs in one basket, says animal health entrepreneur

South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.