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Why Shoprite is teaming up with pizza chain Debonairs in Angola

“Angola is a lucrative market where we currently have no presence, and Shoprite has done a phenomenal job there.”

Meet the Boss: Sue Fox, MD for sub-Saharan Africa, Estée Lauder

“I am pretty good at separating work and home.”

Sweet spot for African private equity is in smaller deals

As African private equity markets evolve, the ‘sweet spot’ is to be found at the smaller end of the deal size spectrum.

How cleaning company founder made a success of a ‘thankless job’

How we made it in Africa talks to Alex Nyaga, founder of Kenya’s Parapet Cleaning Services.

Africa’s five fastest-growing technology companies

A closer look at the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa top five winners.

Start-up snapshot: Warehouse stocktaking using drones

Five questions with Jasper Pons, the man behind the South African start-up, DroneScan.

Ten world-class African infrastructure projects

A new KPMG report highlights 100 of the world’s top infrastructure projects.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

AGOA: The US-Africa trade dilemma

Though AGOA has been described as the cornerstone of US trade policy with Africa, its impact and benefits have been minimal.

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

Why a South African law firm is accepting Bitcoin as a payment option

Thomson Wilks is now accepting the crypto-currency Bitcoin as a form of payment from its clients.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

Working for Aliko Dangote like doing an MBA, says Zambian entrepreneur

Talking business and entrepreneurship in Zambia with Monica Musonda, founder of Java Foods.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.