Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Decrease of oil prices: An opportunity to end the smuggling of gas in Benin?

Arriving in Benin, you will certainly notice all the cans and fuel bottles sold on every street corner.

Five reasons to be upbeat about Africa’s insurance industry

Elmehdi Amid, a senior analyst at Infomineo, highlights five realities supporting the idea of a booming African insurance market.

Five South African tech start-ups who could make it big

Tom Jackson takes a look at five start-ups with products that could make them major players in South Africa and beyond.

Moving towards a cashless public transport system in Kenya

The ‘My1963′ card enables passengers to pay their fares without using cash.

Lower oil prices and South Africa: A positive in a sea of negatives

South African consumers should benefit from easing inflation, lower fuel costs, and increased disposable income, said Nedbank economist.

South Africa’s top suburbs for luxury homes

Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard suburbs dominate the list.

Kenyan retailer Chandarana gearing up for faster growth

Chandarana plans to double its number of outlets over the next five years.

How mobile money is transforming Africa

I live in the heart of Silicon Valley and am still dependent on a piece of plastic I have to carry around with me everywhere.

Mark Mobius: Africa’s power sector offers ‘potentially attractive opportunities’

If the challenge posed by Africa’s electric power deficit is monumental, so is the effort currently going into addressing the problem.

Ten reasons why 2015 is a crucial year for Africa

The year ahead holds incredible opportunity – as well as considerable risk.

How local companies can benefit from China’s presence in Africa

Negative perceptions stand in the way of local companies forging business partnerships with their Chinese counterparts.

Eight African business trends to profit from in 2015

Africa is rich in distinct market trends.

Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe

Anisa Kale, co-founder of Keys Communications, talks about the decision to expand her agency into Zimbabwe.

Six emerging real estate investment hotspots in Africa

According to property portal Lamudi, likely real estate opportunities in 2015 lie in emerging cities.

Africa Tech Trends: Employing technology to root out corruption

The western world has WikiLeaks, now Africa has AfriLeaks.