Archive for the ‘Articles’ category

Investing in Africa: the imperative to invest sustainably

What is sustainable investment and why is it critical to commercial success in Africa?

Domino’s Pizza coming to Southern Africa: What you need to know

Domino’s is another US fast food brand entering the African market.

The great debate: Experience vs qualification

Managers are a crucial part of any business and need the right qualifications and industry experience.

Meet the Boss: Eline Blaauboer, managing partner, TBL Mirror Fund

After its success on a small scale, private equity fund manager would like to work with more businesses.

Nigeria vs SA: GDP is not everything, says Martyn Davies

Analyst says it is important to look at the bigger picture of Nigeria’s new label as top economy in Africa.

Africa’s natural resources no longer a curse?

African leaders take action that could transform the mining sector.

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.

African seaports: Upgrade or drown

A World Bank study notes that only a few African seaports are world class.

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.

Ethiopia – cracking the local code

Anna Rosenberg shares her insights on business potential in Ethiopia.

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.