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Pizza vs injera: Selling Italian food in Ethiopia

Selling pizza in a country where traditional foods are very popular is no easy task.

Bust or boom? Oil prices and Africa

The massive drop in petroleum prices may be a blessing in disguise for many African countries.

Meet the Boss: Dr Mohammed Nuri, CEO, Medtech Ethiopia

“When I am out of the office I forget about stuff. I have another life.”

Ethiopia: Ambitions to become a global force in leather production

Ethiopia’s leather industry is increasingly attracting investment.

Lessons from launching a frozen yogurt store in Ethiopia

Yogurt-Inn is the first frozen yogurt store in Ethiopia.

Widespread adoption of open skies policies still key to Africa’s economic growth

While Africa is home to 12% of the world’s population, it still accounts for less than 1% of the global air service market.

Nigeria’s elections: Positive outcome for Africa’s biggest economy

Joseph Rohm, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, shares his thoughts on the recent Nigerian elections.

Meet the Boss: Anirban Deb, country head, Olam Cameroon

“Success does not make you Superman. Failure does not make you a loser.”

Avoid making foolish business mistakes

Many start-ups do not survive due to the business owner making mistakes during the first few fragile years of operation.

Meet the Swedish entrepreneur who saw the potential for cosmetics in Tanzania

“One advantage I have now is being three years ahead of everyone else.”

Douala – looking beyond first impressions

How we made it in Africa‘s Kate Douglas talks about her first impression of Douala. And how wrong it was.

What a Buhari win means for Nigeria’s economy

We think a Buhari win implies reformist policies, including austere fiscal policy and a clampdown on graft.

South Africa and US play ‘chicken’ as trade deal deadline looms

The humble chicken is at the heart of a critical trade deal between South Africa and its major trading partner, the United States.

Meet the Boss: Candace Nkoth Bisseck, country manager, Kaymu Cameroon

“It’s better to be the boss of your village than an anonymous guy in a city.”

Start-up snapshot: Wind power to improve rural electrification in Ethiopia

Kenefas Energy Solution seeks to design and manufacture micro wind turbines that generate up to 1KW for use in rural areas.