Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

Xtra Publishing wants to grow its Nairobi newspaper brand across the continent.

How Cameroon’s Rolex award winner created Africa’s first medical tablet

Cameroon’s Arthur Zang is the 26-year-old inventor of the Cardio Pad, believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet.

African agriculture needs young entrepreneurs

Young men and women from the countryside do not want to stay and work in the agriculture sector.

Lessons from India for Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurs

African healthcare entrepreneurs can learn a lot from their peers in India.

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.