Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Nigeria’s elections: Positive outcome for Africa’s biggest economy

Joseph Rohm, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, shares his thoughts on the recent Nigerian elections.

Douala – looking beyond first impressions

How we made it in Africa‘s Kate Douglas talks about her first impression of Douala. And how wrong it was.

What a Buhari win means for Nigeria’s economy

We think a Buhari win implies reformist policies, including austere fiscal policy and a clampdown on graft.

South Africa and US play ‘chicken’ as trade deal deadline looms

The humble chicken is at the heart of a critical trade deal between South Africa and its major trading partner, the United States.

Doctor-turned-entrepreneur bullish about Ethiopia’s healthcare sector

How we made it in Africa talks to Dr Mohammed Nuri, founder and CEO of Medtech Ethiopia.

Africa Tech Trends: Taxi app wars

Africa’s taxi-hailing app industry is getting far too busy, writes Tom Jackson

Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia’s food industry

Saleh Nasreddin’s journey in business.

Do e-books pose a threat to traditional bookstores in South Africa?

While e-books are on the rise in South Africa, the physical book is far from out of business.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.

Investors: Do Nigeria’s benefits outweigh challenges?

Investors focused on Africa say Nigeria offers huge opportunities, but also huge challenges.

New initiative aims to boost Africa’s crop yields with new seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.

Africa Tech Trends: TV white spaces for affordable internet?

The use of so-called TV white space technology is on the increase across Africa.