Archive for the ‘Business Focus’ category

Nairobi’s famed matatu graffiti is back, and putting artists in business

For the past 10 years the Kenyan government has forbidden any external painting on Nairobi’s shared taxis, “matatus”. Until now.

African pension funds should invest more in local private equity, says fund manager

Pension funds in Africa should direct more money towards financing private equity firms that fund local enterprises.

South Africa’s newest low-cost airline has pan-African ambitions

Skywise, South Africa’s newest low-cost airline, has its eyes set on becoming a regional carrier.

Francophone Africa: A new battlefield for the banking industry

The financial services industry is changing at fast pace in francophone Africa.

Bitcoin exchange expands to Kenya, sees potential in using M-Pesa

Global Bitcoin exchange Igot has been granted access to the mobile money service M-Pesa, currently used by about 17 million Kenyans.

East Africa has more to offer than just Kenya, says SAP boss

Andrew Waititu, SAP’s MD for East Africa, says companies will miss out if they don’t grow their presence beyond their host country.

From frontier to emerging market – Kenya’s economic rise

The future of Kenya’s business environment is looking increasingly bright as the national economy continues to grow at an enviable pace.

Africa – 24% of the world’s disease burden, only 1% of its healthcare expenditure

How we made it in Africa talks to KPMG’s Africa head of life sciences about Africa’s healthcare industry challenges.

Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

Chai Bora: The tea company with great ambitions in Tanzania and beyond

Chai Bora MD discusses the company’s plans and the benefits of having private equity investors on board.

Africa Tech Trends: Another week of farce on African digital migration

Tom Jackson talks about the reality of Africa’s unpreparedness for its migration to digital broadcasting.

Randgold CEO on mining and community development

The mining industry could do a better job at community development in Africa, says Mark Bristow.

Private equity firm wants to propel Tanzanian businesses to greater heights

Talking investment with CEO of Mkoba Private Equity Fund.

GDP and population data not enough to predict brand success in Africa

Hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity in African markets.