Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

East African oil and gas discoveries could kick-start economic transformation

Standard Bank expects East African oil and gas discoveries to fundamentally transform the region’s economies.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

African tech investor wants to back rule-breaking, unconventional thinkers

Mbwana Alliy identifies the traits and qualities he looks for in an entrepreneur.

Profiting from poverty: Do some companies benefit from twisted images of Africa?

Dayo Olopade says some for-profit companies leverage the existence of poverty as a clever marketing tactic.

Nigeria’s GDP: Bigger but slower

Renaissance Capital’s Yvonne Mhango looks at Nigeria’s growth prospects.

Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa

An innovative new product aims to improve internet access in emerging markets.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

Catalysing a new generation of ‘agri-preneurs’ in Africa

As Africa’s emerging markets grow, domestic demand for ready-to-consume food products is quickly on the rise.

Private banks must change tack as wealth shifts to emerging markets

“If you want to bank the owner, bank the business.”

Africa’s top five most travelled to cities

The 2014 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index looks at Africa’s top five destination cities.

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

Thoughts from Toyin Saraki on women leadership and Africa

“I believe that our biggest challenge as women is to be able to step forward and to actually lead.”

Can Mozambique’s growth story be sustained?

Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.

No visa required: Africa’s most powerful passports

New research ranks countries according to the number of places their passports can enter without a visa, or with a visa on arrival.