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“Even though we anticipated challenges we had underestimated the level of challenges that we would encounter.”
“Even though I knew Angola’s capital is famously the most expensive city in the world, prices are even beyond one’s wildest imagination.”
Bright Simons, founder of mPedigree, looks at the difference between social entrepreneurs and commercial entrepreneurs.
“We need to start demystifying the myths about Africa.”
“I think the African markets in many cases [offer] great value,” said Robert Scharar, fund manager for the US-based Africa Fund.
While there is much talk about competition coming from other emerging market companies, the issue in sub-Saharan Africa seems far more nuanced than that.
From cheap electronics to multi-million dollar infrastructure projects, China’s presence in Africa has become hard to miss.
“We need to have a long term vision and strategy to change things in Africa.”
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, could soon have a US$45 billion economy.
How can Africa tap into local innovation to launch globally recognised brands?
“I see women as being central players,” said Elsie Kanza at the launch of WIE Africa last week.
How we made it in Africa talks to Swaady Martin-Leke, founder of tea company YSWARA.
African countries should focus on building smaller infrastructure projects that require less financing.
Kader Coulibaly, general manager at DHL Express in Ghana, shares his thoughts on the country’s business landscape and what companies need to do to be successful in this market.
“I can accept that many Africans don’t have much money. I can’t accept they are any less sophisticated consumers.”