Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Entrepreneur explains why it is easier to be successful in Kenya than India

How we made it in Africa talks to Indian businessman Sriram Bharatam.

Rising brand consciousness among Zambian middle class

Abhilash Bajpai, director of home electronics and appliances retailer, Radian Stores, talks about the rise in brand consciousness he is seeing in Zambia.

No separation between work and pleasure in Lagos, says start-up coach

“I think the best thing about Nigeria, specifically Lagos, is the energy of the work culture.”

ATMs still have a future in Africa, says Diebold

While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

‘Facebook and online shopping? Yes! But please no internet banking’

Internet-loving Nigerians slow to adopt web banking.

Affordable housing: Nigeria’s big challenge also a ‘massive opportunity’

Nigeria ranks among the top five nations globally where low-income families struggle to access affordable housing.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.

Africa Tech Trends: Cross-border remittances set to get easier in East Africa

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Ugandan kung fu culture fuels independent cinema

For kids learning the martial arts, becoming a famous action star has become the ultimate goal.

Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We are making more money from rabbits than what cattle farmers make.”

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

Akili Dada – grooming young women to become movers and shakers

Akili Dada seeks to address the need for greater representation of women in leadership roles in Africa.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

Africans flock to South Africa in search of the perfect body

Agencies specialising in medical safaris say they have seen a surge in African customers.