Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business

These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.

US-Africa trade: A look at the real issues around AGOA

How successful has AGOA been in the past 14 years and what future does it hold for Africa?

Is South Africa really at threat of being excluded from AGOA?

Experts debate the future of AGOA for South Africa and what it would mean for Africa if the country was excluded.

The glory and pitfalls of the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit

Nigerians’ desire for upward social mobility is the driving force of the country’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Ugandan promotes ‘slow food’ ideals to feed Africa

Traditional crops are slowly dying out as the continent’s food becomes more and more homogenised.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

Growing appetite for tech products in Angola, says venture capital fund

“There is a growing appetite for high-end consumer products such as smartphones.”

Unleashing Africa’s immense potential: Connectivity is critical

The economic payoff of greater connectivity could be immense.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

How this fruit business was turned around from the brink of collapse

“I have learned to keep my friends close and my creditors closer.”

Discussing venture capital and entrepreneurship in Angola

“Things are improving in the country but the change will not happen overnight.”

Can Silicon Savannah’s software success be replicated in hardware?

While Kenya made its name in software, a handful of entrepreneurs are now taking the leap into developing hardware.

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.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

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