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Lessons from India for Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurs

African healthcare entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their peers in India.

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

Profiting from poverty: Do some companies benefit from twisted images of Africa?

Dayo Olopade says some for-profit companies leverage the existence of poverty as a clever marketing tactic.

Nigeria’s GDP: Bigger but slower

Renaissance Capital’s Yvonne Mhango looks at Nigeria’s growth prospects.

Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa

An innovative new product aims to improve internet access in emerging markets.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

Catalysing a new generation of ‘agri-preneurs’ in Africa

As Africa’s emerging markets grow, domestic demand for ready-to-consume food products is quickly on the rise.

Thoughts on tribalism and cultural prejudice in the African workplace

Four multinationals share their experiences of employee tribalism or cultural prejudice in Africa.

Like wine, business people get better with age, says award-winning entrepreneur

“Success does not come in one day,” says top Kenyan entrepreneur Jennifer Riria.

How African companies can get the most out of Generation Y employees

They might be impatient and less loyal, but Gen Y staff also have a lot to offer.

Private banks must change tack as wealth shifts to emerging markets

“If you want to bank the owner, bank the business.”

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

Mark Mobius: How big are emerging markets?

Statistical studies of gross domestic product in emerging markets have been in the news recently.