Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Bring it on, Nakumatt tells foreign retailers set to enter Kenya

Kenyan retailer not fazed by foreign competition.

Ethiopia’s banking industry slowly evolving

Ethiopia’s financial services industry is one of the least developed in the region.

Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, the region follows

Regional ICT integration is very much on the agenda.

Chef wants to put Ethiopian cuisine on global map with cooking show

How we made it in Africa talks to chef Yohanis Hailemariam.

Start-up snapshot: Manufacturing electrical hardware in Ethiopia

“The biggest risk is Chinese manufacturers.”

Africa Tech Trends: Is Apple building a bigger physical presence on the continent?

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Pizza vs injera: Selling Italian food in Ethiopia

Selling pizza in a country where traditional foods are very popular is no easy task.

Bust or boom? Oil prices and Africa

The massive drop in petroleum prices may be a blessing in disguise for many African countries.

Meet the Boss: Dr Mohammed Nuri, CEO, Medtech Ethiopia

“When I am out of the office I forget about stuff. I have another life.”

Ethiopia: Ambitions to become a global force in leather production

Ethiopia’s leather industry is increasingly attracting investment.

Lessons from launching a frozen yogurt store in Ethiopia

Yogurt-Inn is the first frozen yogurt store in Ethiopia.

Widespread adoption of open skies policies still key to Africa’s economic growth

While Africa is home to 12% of the world’s population, it still accounts for less than 1% of the global air service market.

Meet the Swedish entrepreneur who saw the potential for cosmetics in Tanzania

“One advantage I have now is being three years ahead of everyone else.”

Douala – looking beyond first impressions

How we made it in Africa‘s Kate Douglas talks about her first impression of Douala. And how wrong it was.

Start-up snapshot: Wind power to improve rural electrification in Ethiopia

Kenefas Energy Solution seeks to design and manufacture micro wind turbines that generate up to 1KW for use in rural areas.