Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

Obi phones are targeted at “young, tech-savvy and aspirational youth”.

Doing business in Kenya: What do Chinese companies really think?

It is very rare in Kenya to see the CEO of a Chinese-owned company discussing their interests in the country.

Nigeria beyond 2015: Insights on Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria could be argued to present the best opportunity for many investors looking at the African continent.

Why Botswana’s largest retailer ventured into ‘risky’ Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has the best pool of talent in Africa, says the CEO of Choppies.

Africa’s economic outlook for 2015

The African continent is set to record a projected +5% economic growth in 2015.

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Morocco making a name for itself in aeronautics sector

The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.

Côte d’Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners

Only 35% of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa is processed inside the country.

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Retail in Nigeria – a lucrative business for those who get it right

A new generation of Nigerian consumers is drawing retailers from all over the world.