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East Africa’s largest shopping mall to have strong international flavour

In October, Kenya-based investment company Centum will open the largest shopping mall in East Africa.

Consumer demand will drive the next wave of African private equity investments

KPMG’s Dapo Okubadejo argues US private equity houses are more bullish than European counterparts.

Disney film sparks new interest in chess in Uganda

The film production of The Queen of Katwe, about a young chess prodigy, has sparked new popularity for the game.

How Nakumatt became one of East Africa’s largest retailers

Nakumatt Holdings is a significant player in East Africa’s retail sector, generating $700m in annual gross revenues.

How Kaymu is tackling challenges facing e-commerce in Cameroon

A look at some of the challenges facing e-commerce in Cameroon, and the solutions one online marketplace uses to tackle them.

PrayerBox: A new app aiming to be the ‘Twitter for religion’

Oyelaja Oyekan tells How we made it in Africa about his inspiration for starting PrayerBox and his entrepreneurial journey.

Ethiopian tech hub making life easier for entrepreneurs

It is an uphill battle for Ethiopia’s young tech entrepreneurs.

Bring it on, Nakumatt tells foreign retailers set to enter Kenya

Kenyan retailer not fazed by foreign competition.

Ethiopia’s banking industry slowly evolving

Ethiopia’s financial services industry is one of the least developed in the region.

Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, the region follows

Regional ICT integration is very much on the agenda.

Chef wants to put Ethiopian cuisine on global map with cooking show

How we made it in Africa talks to chef Yohanis Hailemariam.

Start-up snapshot: Manufacturing electrical hardware in Ethiopia

“The biggest risk is Chinese manufacturers.”

Africa Tech Trends: Is Apple building a bigger physical presence on the continent?

Tom Jackson looks at the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Pizza vs injera: Selling Italian food in Ethiopia

Selling pizza in a country where traditional foods are very popular is no easy task.

Bust or boom? Oil prices and Africa

The massive drop in petroleum prices may be a blessing in disguise for many African countries.