Archive for the ‘Media, Sports & Entertainment’ category

Creativity is the new money in Africa

While there is clearly no shortage of talent in the continent, Africa has been relatively poor in profiting from it.

Grooming Kenya’s next generation of sport stars and business leaders

How we made it in Africa speaks to Elizabeth Odera, founder of the Sadili Oval Sports Academy.

Sporting background can give entrepreneurs an edge

Entrepreneur says playing sports taught her to be disciplined in business.

Meet the Boss: Eva Muraya, CEO, Brand Strategy and Design

“I have a lot of risk appetite. I work very hard and I apply my creativity.”

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.

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

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

Meet the Boss: Salim Anjarwalla, MD, African Cotton Industries

“I am very conservative. I am not necessarily a high risk taker.”

Kolo Touré backs investment fund targeting wealthy African footballers

The African Opportunities for Footballers Fund targets wealthy football players looking to invest in the continent.

Africa is not waiting for the west, says author

Journalist and author Dayo Olopade says there are numerous misconceptions concerning Africa.

Hooray for Nollywood: Opening up Africa’s creative frontiers

Adam Salkeld on promoting Africa’s creative industries.

What we learnt from organising Dakar’s first Restaurant Week

Adapting a popular concept to the local restaurant industry in Dakar turned out to be a success.

Mail & Guardian boss Trevor Ncube discusses his new pan-African news brand

M&G Africa aims to tell “the African story the way Africans tell stories”.

The truths and fictions of the Africa rising story

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

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Africa’s top six social entrepreneurs of the year announced

Social entrepreneurs are those with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems.