Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Entrepreneur on building his mobile phone charging kiosk franchise in Rwanda

Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Showing companies what their customers really think

“Like many growth stage start-ups, our major challenges are capacity constraints, both technological and in human resources.”

New initiative aims to boost Africa’s crop yields with new seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.

Africa Tech Trends: TV white spaces for affordable internet?

The use of so-called TV white space technology is on the increase across Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Providing affordable solar energy solutions to rural Ethiopia

EnVent is an Ethiopian for-profit business that provides affordable solar energy products and phone charging solutions to the rural market.

Meet the Boss: Addis Alemayehou, managing partner, 251 Communications, Ethiopia

Addis Alemayehou answers our questions.

Financing boda-bodas in Uganda: Where banks say no, this entrepreneur says yes

Michael Wilkerson is one of the founders of Tugende, a company that offers a lease-to-own model to help Ugandan boda-boda drivers own their own motorcycle.

Mobile financial services in Africa not as advanced as some might think

Although there has been a surge of mobile money use in sub-Saharan Africa, mobile money services are really just getting started.

Going global: How this Nigerian game developer built his enterprise

“Entrepreneurial principles are universal, but they need to be utilised in context,” said Gamsole’s founder.

Airline Flydubai increasing its business on the continent

UAE’s low-cost airline Flydubai is increasing its routes to several destinations in northern and eastern Africa.

The impact of country specific demographic factors on consumer behaviour

Customers are generally influenced by a series of issues when making purchasing decisions.

Kenya’s economy is growing, but hinges on renewal of US trade pact

Kenya has emerged third among the top 20 fastest-growing economies in the world, according to a 2015 survey by Bloomberg.

MasterCard talks Zimbabwe’s remittance market and the role of mobile money

A look at MasterCard’s partnership with Steward Bank and EcoCash to assist remittance transfers.

African pension funds should invest more in local private equity, says fund manager

Pension funds in Africa should direct more money towards financing private equity firms that fund local enterprises.