Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

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.

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.

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.

Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa

An innovative new product aims to improve internet access in emerging markets.

Catalysing a new generation of ‘agri-preneurs’ in Africa

As Africa’s emerging markets grow, domestic demand for ready-to-consume food products is quickly on the rise.

Thoughts on tribalism and cultural prejudice in the African workplace

Four multinationals share their experiences of employee tribalism or cultural prejudice in Africa.

Like wine, business people get better with age, says award-winning entrepreneur

“Success does not come in one day,” says top Kenyan entrepreneur Jennifer Riria.

Private banks must change tack as wealth shifts to emerging markets

“If you want to bank the owner, bank the business.”