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Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

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.

Nigeria: Insecurity and its impact on business

Opinions among local entrepreneurs and international business leaders about Nigeria’s security challenges differ widely.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

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

African private equity deals better priced than those globally, say experts

“It is the right time for investors to seriously look into Africa,” says Ngalaah Chuphi, partner at Ethos Private Equity.

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

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

Are South Africans seen as too arrogant when doing business on the continent?

“There is a wariness about South Africans and how they do business.”

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.

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

Xtra Publishing wants to grow its Nairobi newspaper brand across the continent.