Archive for the ‘Articles’ category

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”

Restaurateur on why he is leaving KFC Kenya to rebuild the Kengeles brand

Gavin Bell hopes to take the lessons he has acquired running KFC to rebuild his brand Kengeles.

Ashish Thakkar on doing business in Africa… and becoming an astronaut

Ashish Thakkar is an entrepreneur with a vision of placing Africa at the centre of the world stage.

How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm

Last month leading mobile company Kirusa bought out Ghana’s Saya.

Is your risk-aversion hampering growth?

Recent economic turbulence has forced many companies to challenge their propensity for risk-taking.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.

Why 100m Nigerians could soon have a MasterCard in their wallets

Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

Africa Tech Trends Wrap: Unexpected players entering the telecoms space

Tom Jackson on the latest developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Report reveals sub-Saharan Africa’s 10 most competitive economies

The World Economic Forum ranks the region’s most competitive countries.

Kenyan entrepreneur proof that women can take the lead in a man’s world

How we made it in Africa talks to Rehmat Sumra, recently recognised as one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Women’.

40 African countries have a smaller GDP than US state of Vermont

Vermont has a larger economy than countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Mozambique.

Top entrepreneur shares advice on finding investment and retaining employees

How we made it in Africa speaks to Hans van Aardt, founder of software company Microworks.

How to write and present an effective elevator pitch

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “I’m going to give a long speech today. I haven’t had time to prepare a short one.”