Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa speaks to Lizzie Wanyoike, CEO of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

How Java became East Africa’s largest coffee chain

How we made it in Africa talks to Kevin Ashley to find out how he built Nairobi Java House into the success story it is today.

Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java House

“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

Why a brand is not simply your company’s name or logo

“Brand is the business of business,” says Kenya’s Eva Muraya.

‘No secret to doing business in Africa,’ says Nakumatt MD Atul Shah

“Just deliver your promises to customers and respect the cultural norms.”

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”

Restaurateur on why he is leaving KFC Kenya to rebuild the Kengeles brand

Gavin Bell hopes to take the lessons he has acquired running KFC to rebuild his brand Kengeles.

How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm

Last month leading mobile company Kirusa bought out Ghana’s Saya.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.

Why 100m Nigerians could soon have a MasterCard in their wallets

Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

Africa Tech Trends Wrap: Unexpected players entering the telecoms space

Tom Jackson on the latest developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Africa’s growing population calls for research to increase food production

Higher levels of investment in agricultural research, science, and technology will boost food productivity for Africa’s rising population.