Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ category

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

“I was very frustrated seeing fellow youth who were not lucky enough to get an education suffering.”

Every1Mobile creating and connecting communities of mobile phone users

Every1Mobile provides users with content, products and services to help them fast track into the formal economy.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

“If you go to my village today almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers. I am very proud of that.”

Sub-Saharan Africa’s top five retail markets

The African Retail Development Index highlights markets that hold potential for growth in retail.

Meet the Boss: Patrick Ngowi, founder and CEO, Helvetic Group

“I love making people smile, especially for those that get light for the first time in the rural areas.”

‘Age is nothing but a number,’ says the young CEO behind the Helvetic Group

Entrepreneur brings solar energy to rural communities in Tanzania.

Private equity firm explains why it is backing the East African growth story

“The macro story in East Africa echoes that of Africa, and that makes it a relatively more attractive region.”

Seven reasons to pay attention to the Swahili language

Swahili could become a more important language, and anyone looking to Africa should pay attention to it.

21-year-old Tanzanian talks about her soap manufacturing business

“Entrepreneurship is a process,” says Domitila Silayo, second runner up for the 2013 Anzisha Prize.

Will Africa’s natural resources boom benefit the poor?

Anand Rajaram highlights the need to ensure revenues from oil, gas and mining benefit African populations.

‘Don’t rush’ common currency IMF boss tells East African Community

“Make sure the East African Monetary Union can actually teach the Europeans how to do it right.”

Fastjet likely to become more pan-African in 2014

Low-cost carrier Fastjet looks to expand routes across the continent.

Report highlights 2014 trends in mergers and acquisitions

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

Unlocking Africa’s housing market potential

The Pan African Housing Fund looks to address the housing shortage in East Africa.

Meet the Boss: Ahsan Manji, managing director, Weetabix East Africa

Ahsan Manji and his team are ambitious, striving to achieve their Big Hairy Audacious Goals.