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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.

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

How under-nutrition affects Africa’s projected economic rise

One of the pillars of the projected good economic performance of Africa over the next decades will be its labour force.

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

Xtra Publishing wants to grow its Nairobi newspaper brand across the continent.

How Cameroon’s Rolex award winner created Africa’s first medical tablet

Cameroon’s Arthur Zang is the 26-year-old inventor of the Cardio Pad, believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

Young men and women from the countryside do not want to stay and work in the agriculture sector.

Lessons from India for Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurs

African healthcare entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their peers in India.