Archive for the ‘Ghana’ category

Setting up businesses back home: Four returning Africans share their stories

Many Africans living abroad have returned to the continent to set up companies. But how have their expectations compared to the reality?

Ghanaian messaging app Saya gains popularity in India

“Five months after the launch we got 14m people who had been invited by their friends to use the service.”

African business leaders ‘must understand integrity’, says ALN boss

African Leadership Network CEO offers insight into strengthening good leadership in the continent.

For Africa By Africa – a consumer trend to watch out for in 2014

African companies are creating products specifically for consumers on the continent.

Africa ‘has potential to grab global manufacturing opportunity’

Africa should focus on developing a range of economic activities and the skills to match these.

What does the failure of Woolworths say about Nigeria?

Woolworths may not have succeeded in Nigeria, but many other South African retailers are doing well.

Business leaders need courage and humility, says Unilever MD

“In today’s world you cannot be a leader that professes to know it all.”

Report highlights 2014 trends in mergers and acquisitions

The Deal Drivers Africa report forecasts M&A activity in Africa for next year.

Our top 10 most read articles of 2013

How we made it in Africa rounds up the 10 articles that were read the most this year.

Our top five Meet the Boss interviews of 2013

We highlight our most prominent interviews with business bosses.

Nigeria’s GDP rebasing: Could we see a 53% rise in January?

Next year Nigeria is likely to be the largest economy in Africa when it is expected to change the base year for its GDP calculations.

Six ideas to make a success of your African-based business in 2014

DHL country managers provide tips on doing business across the continent.

Meet the Boss: Yaw Nsarkoh, managing director, Unilever East and Southern Africa

“We have to hold ourselves to global standards. Do not accept false benchmarks.”

How Cape Town-based Funda wants to change the way we learn

This business makes education accessible through online learning systems.

Being a woman in business in Africa takes guts, says Coca-Cola foundation boss

Coca-Cola recognises the benefit of empowering women in Africa.