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Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.

Africa 2030 – Some inconvenient thoughts

I cannot shake off a sense of nervousness and mild irritation, each time I listen to the gospel of Africa’s enormous opportunity.

Group of risk-taking friends transform plantation into golf haven for Kenya’s rich

Where once stood overgrown bush and sisal plantations, now sits a luxury golf estate .

Report reveals Africa’s best and worst performing economies

The IMF predicts that six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies in 2014 will be in Africa.

Meet the Boss: Kris Senanu, deputy CEO, AccessKenya

“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”

Seeing the future through the eyes of young Africans

I am more convinced than ever that the single biggest constraint to the growth of multinationals in Africa is perspective.

Vipingo Ridge golf estate – where Kenya’s wealthy can escape reality

At the Kenyan coast stands the 2,500 acre Vipingo Ridge golf development.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.

Africa will rise, but the rise will be neither linear nor guaranteed

“There are some dangers in overstating the ‘Africa rising’ view,” says Goldman Sachs head.

E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash in Nigeria

How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.

International hotel companies focusing on Ethiopia

Ethiopia currently houses only a handful of international hotel brands.

Investment opportunities in Nigeria real estate

With Nigeria’s property market becoming more sophisticated, new prime grade commercial developments offers a number of opportunities.

Africa Tech Trends: Global giants play for Africa’s unconnected

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

South Africa’s top 10 hotels for the super-rich

New report reveals the top 10 hotels visited by the super-rich in the year to June 2014.

Why Ashish Thakkar’s Mara Group has its head office in Dubai

Dubai is a “fantastic hub for doing business in Africa,” says Ashish Thakkar.