Archive for the ‘Articles’ category

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.

Is your business on target? Half year check-list for business owners

Businesses which do not allocate time mid-year to reflect and plan are running the risk of not operating at their full potential.

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.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

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.

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

How under-nutrition affects Africa’s projected economic rise

One of the pillars of the projected good economic performance of Africa over the next decades will be its labour force.

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

Xtra Publishing wants to grow its Nairobi newspaper brand across the continent.

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.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

Young men and women from the countryside do not want to stay and work in the agriculture sector.

Lessons from India for Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurs

African healthcare entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their peers in India.

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

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.

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

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.