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Meet the Boss: Sue Fox, MD for sub-Saharan Africa, Estée Lauder

“I am pretty good at separating work and home.”

Africa’s five fastest-growing technology companies

A closer look at the Deloitte Technology Fast50 Africa top five winners.

Start-up snapshot: Warehouse stocktaking using drones

Five questions with Jasper Pons, the man behind the South African start-up, DroneScan.

Ten world-class African infrastructure projects

A new KPMG report highlights 100 of the world’s top infrastructure projects.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

Domino’s Pizza: Kenyan and Nigerian customers prefer to eat in-store

Talking fast food with the Kenyan franchise holder of Domino’s Pizza and ice cream brand Cold Stone Creamery.

Why a South African law firm is accepting Bitcoin as a payment option

Thomson Wilks is now accepting the crypto-currency Bitcoin as a form of payment from its clients.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

Forcing Tanzanian mobile operators to list an ‘extreme’ move

“To force a private company to become a listed company without any regard to the maturity of the stock market is extreme.”

Unlocking the potential of Africa’s national oil companies

African national oil companies need sufficient resources and backing to achieve their mandates.

Capturing lower-income consumers: A look at Pep’s model in Africa

Pep has an aggressive expansion plan for the continent.

‘People in technology age faster,’ says CEO Manoj Shanker

“Technology jobs bring a lot of money but it also comes with a hell of a lot of stress.”

US private equity firm Carlyle bullish about Nigeria

Carlyle recently made a $147m investment in Nigeria’s Diamond Bank.