Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing in key African markets

Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.

Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set up restaurant in Nairobi

“Succeeding in Kenya depends on how much patience and risk appetite you have.”

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”

How Kenya’s Terry Mungai built her beauty empire

Terry Mungai’s rise to the top was not without its challenges.

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital emerges from the shadow of war

Once rocked by war and ethnic tensions, Abidjan is again rising.

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

Esther Muchemi, CEO of Samchi Group, sees opportunity where others see challenges.

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

Tanzanian solar solutions pioneer Rex Energy is developing inexpensive energy models for rural households.

Business in Africa based on personal relationships, says scaffolding boss

“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”

Profit vs non-profit: Why this Ugandan enterprise is no longer an NGO

“The best way to create a sustainable social impact is finding commercial solutions for social problems.”

How the entrepreneur behind Groove Awards bounced back from failure

How we made it in Africa speaks to Kevin Mulei, founder of Kenya’s first gospel music awards show.

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”

Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

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.