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Nairobi salon owner sees big money in the beauty business

With a recent private equity investment, Kenyan salon chain hopes to expand across East Africa.

‘Mobile money has moved from this new thing into an industry,’ says MasterCard

Some 70% of world’s active mobile money users are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Meet the Boss: Ashok Shah, CEO, Apollo

“You cannot get rich very quickly,” says Kenyan insurer.

Off the beaten track: Business lessons from building bamboo bikes

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative co-founder Bernice Dapaah speaks about the challenges of starting a business.

East Africa ‘has all the ingredients for private equity’

TBL Mirror Fund looking to “buy into the growth story” of entrepreneurial businesses.

Ashok Shah’s tale of winning in the insurance game

After almost four decades in the industry, Kenya’s Apollo has seen its ups and downs.

Is Facebook planning to use drones to connect Africa?

Facebook might soon be providing internet access to rural parts of Africa through high-altitude drones.

Emerging markets – it’s our turn

Jeremy Gardiner argues that South Africa’s economic slump is an emerging market trend that will pass.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

Property investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to US$500m.

Nigeria overtakes South Africa as continent’s largest economy

After months of speculation, Nigeria today officially overtook South Africa as the largest economy on the continent.

Rebasing of Nigerian GDP will reflect African economic reality more accurately

Nigeria’s rebasing of its GDP may affect perceptions about South Africa’s position on the continent.

What investors think about private equity in Africa

A report shows investors are increasingly willing to back African-focused private equity funds.

Is South Africa still considered the gateway into Africa? Yay or nay?

KPMG economist talks about South Africa’s value as an entry point for business in Africa.

‘We didn’t cancel a single flight during the crisis,’ says DHL Mali country manager

“Mali has gone through a difficult time. It is getting back slowly.”

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