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Profile: US-born entrepreneur Elias Schulze’s African adventure

The Africa CEO of Kaymu.com believes success is all about having the right mentality.

How Muthoni Ndonga started Nairobi’s Blankets & Wine event

Blankets & Wine is one of the most popular events among Nairobi residents.

Unpacking credit card usage in Africa

Credit card usage in Africa trails other continents significantly.

‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do,’ says fashion designer Sally Karago

How Kenya’s Sally Karago built her fashion business.

Boosting the smartphone in Africa: Strategies by industry players

Research firm Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that by 2018 smartphone connections on the continent will rise from 79m in 2012 to 412m.

Bringing MAC cosmetics to Kenya a dream come true for local entrepreneur

After trying for many years to launch the MAC brand in Kenya, Joyce Gikunda has finally reached her goal.

Retail in Nigeria – a lucrative business for those who get it right

A new generation of Nigerian consumers is drawing retailers from all over the world.

Africa needs to fully leverage its oil and gas resources

Much of Africa’s recent economic growth has been a direct result of the positive momentum achieved in oil and gas production.

The coffee shop that keeps Silicon Savannah caffeinated

Pete’s Coffee keeps Nairobi’s technology entrepreneurs caffeinated as they work on building their start-ups.

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers

How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.

How to become an African success story: Six tips from Zambeef’s boss

“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.

British shoe maker Clarks eyeing African opportunities

British high street footwear brand Clarks is set to double the number of stores it has in Africa.

Made in Kenya: Pharmaceutical firm has pan-African ambitions

Kenya’s Dawa Limited wants to expand its reach across 30 African countries.

Talking Africa perceptions vs reality with the first woman to bike around the continent

South African Jolandie Rust shares some of her insight into, and experiences of, travelling in Africa.

An East African manufacturer’s journey from modest start-up to listed company

Flame Tree Group has ambitions to become a pan-African player.