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Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

Meet the Boss: Eva Muraya, CEO, Brand Strategy and Design

“I have a lot of risk appetite. I work very hard and I apply my creativity.”

Is South Africa really at threat of being excluded from AGOA?

Experts debate the future of AGOA for South Africa and what it would mean for Africa if the country was excluded.

Ugandan promotes ‘slow food’ ideals to feed Africa

Traditional crops are slowly dying out as the continent’s food becomes more and more homogenised.

Nigeria: Insecurity and its impact on business

Opinions among local entrepreneurs and international business leaders about Nigeria’s security challenges differ widely.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

African private equity deals better priced than those globally, say experts

“It is the right time for investors to seriously look into Africa,” says Ngalaah Chuphi, partner at Ethos Private Equity.

Growing appetite for tech products in Angola, says venture capital fund

“There is a growing appetite for high-end consumer products such as smartphones.”

Unleashing Africa’s immense potential: Connectivity is critical

The economic payoff of greater connectivity could be immense.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

How this fruit business was turned around from the brink of collapse

“I have learned to keep my friends close and my creditors closer.”

Discussing venture capital and entrepreneurship in Angola

“Things are improving in the country but the change will not happen overnight.”

Is Africa rich enough for McDonald’s?

In sub-Saharan Africa only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract the global food chain.

Can Silicon Savannah’s software success be replicated in hardware?

While Kenya made its name in software, a handful of entrepreneurs are now taking the leap into developing hardware.

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.