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Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

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.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

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.

How African companies can get the most out of Generation Y employees

They might be impatient and less loyal, but Gen Y staff also have a lot to offer.

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

Thoughts from Toyin Saraki on women leadership and Africa

“I believe that our biggest challenge as women is to be able to step forward and to actually lead.”

No visa required: Africa’s most powerful passports

New research ranks countries according to the number of places their passports can enter without a visa, or with a visa on arrival.

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Kenya’s private security industry booming due to terror threats

Since last year’s Westgate mall shooting, demand for private security has increased.