Archive for the ‘Tanzania’ category

Forcing Tanzanian mobile operators to list an ‘extreme’ move

“To force a private company to become a listed company without any regard to the maturity of the stock market is extreme.”

‘People in technology age faster,’ says CEO Manoj Shanker

“Technology jobs bring a lot of money but it also comes with a hell of a lot of stress.”

When good is not good enough for 40m Tanzanians

In 2012, the average working Tanzanian earned the equivalent of US$1,200, which is lower than the average for sub-Saharan Africa.

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Building a tea and avocado empire in Tanzania

How we made it in Africa looks at Tanzanian company Tatepa’s tea and avocado empire.

Sisal production akin to ‘printing money’ suggests METL Group boss

“Today the prices of sisal in the world are US$2,000 a ton, and my cost of production is $700 a ton.”

KFC, Subway, Steers: Talking restaurant franchising in East Africa

In the last five years a number of international restaurant franchises have opened in East Africa.

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

Tanzanian solar solutions pioneer Rex Energy is developing inexpensive energy models for rural households.

Unpacking Power Africa: A good opportunity for the private sector?

How we made it in Africa talks to OPIC about the nitty-gritty of the Power Africa initiative.

Which African cities will offer the best opportunities in the coming years?

PwC says investors should look beyond Lagos, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Flight comparison site Flyezee.com wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of Flyezee.com

Epson: SMEs driving printer sales in East Africa

Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson is expecting growth in demand for printers in East Africa due to a surge in private sector activity.