Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

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.

Doctor-turned-entrepreneur bullish about Ethiopia’s healthcare sector

How we made it in Africa talks to Dr Mohammed Nuri, founder and CEO of Medtech Ethiopia.

Africa Tech Trends: Taxi app wars

Africa’s taxi-hailing app industry is getting far too busy, writes Tom Jackson

How to understand Africa’s middle class

Ben Longman unpicks the true size of the middle class, how to understand it and track its growth.

Websites that don’t work – eight common mistakes small businesses make online

Tips on boosting your company’s online presence.

Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia’s food industry

Saleh Nasreddin’s journey in business.

Start-up snapshot: Co-founder of Ethiopia’s Addiscan discusses his business

Our best strategy has been to approach businesses and demonstrate our product.

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.