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Don’t write off South Africa just yet, says Standard Bank CEO

“Yes, there are issues. There are service delivery protests, there are strikes, but those are illustrative of a healthy democracy.”

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

Entrepreneur says playing sports taught her to be disciplined in business.

The rise of Africa’s banking champions

There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years.

Meet the Boss: Erik Hersman, tech entrepreneur, Kenya

One of the major players in Kenya’s tech scene reveals his first job and how he relaxes.

21-year-old Zimbabwean questions Obama on US ‘targeted’ sanctions

Entrepreneur asks Obama some critical questions about the US’s relationship with Africa.

Getting on with life in Nairobi in an age of terrorism

“We shouldn’t let fear paralyse all aspects of our lives.”

10 key quotes from the US-Africa Leaders Summit

How we made it in Africa looks at some of the key quotes and points that came out of the summit.

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

Why Carlyle Group CEO is bullish about private equity in Africa

If there is going to be a great explosion in private equity, it will be in Africa, says David Rubenstein.

Foreign-born development fantasies will make African cities a nightmare

African cities have become the world’s next property investment frontier.

Can the Smart Jacket become a competitive advantage for motorcycle taxis?

Motorcycle taxis are one of the leading causes of road accidents in Kenya.

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

‘People need to see Africa as it is’, says billionaire Mo Ibrahim

In light of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Mo Ibrahim highlights some of the common misconceptions concerning Africa.

‘While the US may be late to the party, it has a lot to offer Africa’

“US companies can do very well in Africa provided they put in the effort to understand the continent’s markets in detail.”

Five reasons to implement your own grand business vision for Africa

Let’s be honest: Africa is rising, but most Africans are still figuring out how to catch up.