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“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”
How we made it in Africa speaks to Karl Westvig, CEO of financial services firm AFB.
How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.
Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.
Visa boss highlights the need to create awareness on the benefits of electronic payments.
In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe.
Banks that don’t connect their clients to mobile wallets risk becoming increasingly irrelevant.
There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years.
If there is going to be a great explosion in private equity, it will be in Africa, says David Rubenstein.
Investment perspectives from top business leaders.
“US companies can do very well in Africa provided they put in the effort to understand the continent’s markets in detail.”
These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.
“I far prefer to invest in companies where things are dire and the dire scenario is expected to persist.”
“It is the right time for investors to seriously look into Africa,” says Ngalaah Chuphi, partner at Ethos Private Equity.
“Things are improving in the country but the change will not happen overnight.”