Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ category

How a teenager started Uganda’s first paper bag manufacturing company

Award winning entrepreneur, Andrew Mupuya, was 16 when he came up with the idea to manufacture paper bags in Uganda.

Nigerian shoemaker on finding her passion

Elizabeth Ojelua’s handmade shoes and bags are gaining a following in Nigeria.

How Kenya’s beer queen succeeded against all odds

The success of Tabitha Karanja and her Keroche Breweries is a classic David and Goliath tale.

Drinks manufacturers set sights firmly on Ethiopia

To meet demand, a glass bottle manufacturing plant is being set up in Ethiopia.

Information and attitude – what you need to make money in Angola

“Companies that are willing to take risks are seeing the benefits and returns in Angola.”

Kenya’s middle class a growing market for ice cream manufacturer

“There will always be a place for ice cream. As long as there are children, there will always be a market.”

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

Nasser Sattar looks at the realities of Africa’s growth story.

How multinationals have seized the African opportunity

Telecom, insurance and oil companies have seen growth across the continent.

Kenya’s wealthy spending more on pets

Gilani Gourmet’s business is growing as more people are able to afford pets and better pet food.

How a designer turned her hobby into a niche fashion business

“We are proud that we can make a product here which is entirely made from Kenyan handicraft.”

Meet the Boss: Mark Stephenson, MD, Sandstorm Kenya

“Be absolutely brilliant at what you do,” advises luxury bag manufacturer.

How this Kenyan business is tapping into the organic farming market

Eco Fuels Kenya produces organic fertilisers and biofuel from the Croton nut.

The consequences of Nigeria’s GDP rebasing

Although Nigeria now exceeds South Africa in economic size, it still has a long way to go to reach a similar level of development.

Meet the Boss: Tunji Olowolafe, chairman, GZ Industries

“We need to educate all our people. That way we will achieve true freedom and prosperity.”

Kenya setting the scene for business in East Africa, says analyst

Anna Rosenberg finds that Kenya is ahead of other East African countries in many areas.