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Online travel company Wego discusses its plans in mobile-first Africa

Singapore-based Wego looks to 4G to disrupt Africa’s travel metasearch space.

Africa – 24% of the world’s disease burden, only 1% of its healthcare expenditure

How we made it in Africa talks to KPMG’s Africa head of life sciences about Africa’s healthcare industry challenges.

Start-up snapshot: Assisting student academics and providing tutor jobs for graduates

African Tutor is an online platform offering students academic resources such as information on scholarship opportunities, fellowships, jobs and internships.

Miners preparing for a switch to longer-term value creation

Current market conditions are putting mining companies in a quandary, says Lee Downham, EY Global Mining & Metals Transactions leader.

Diversifying from oil: Angolan sovereign wealth fund eyes hotel investments

“The main goals of the fund are to preserve state reserves but also to create additional sources of revenue,” says FSDEA’s chairman.

Consumer goods: Steps to effectively access the Kenyan market

For all its business and investment potential, the country can be a hard nut to crack.

Chai Bora: The tea company with great ambitions in Tanzania and beyond

Chai Bora MD discusses the company’s plans and the benefits of having private equity investors on board.

Africa Tech Trends: Another week of farce on African digital migration

Tom Jackson talks about the reality of Africa’s unpreparedness for its migration to digital broadcasting.

Randgold CEO on mining and community development

The mining industry could do a better job at community development in Africa, says Mark Bristow.

GDP and population data not enough to predict brand success in Africa

Hard retail data, consumer needs and behaviour, combined with macro-economic datasets, are better indicators of opportunity in African markets.

Study: Weather-based insurance benefits farmers

A new study shows that weather-based insurance will help smallholder farmers to withstand the effects of climate change and market shocks.

Thought leadership: Partnership key to infrastructure development

A solution to solving the infrastructure deficit? A close cooperation between businesses and the government.

Meet the Boss: Mustafa Suleimanji, MD, Lamudi

“It’s an exciting time in Africa and the internet is shifting the way we do business.”

Factors private equity firms consider when investing in African mining

Private equity industry experts discuss what they consider when looking at potential mining deals.

Why Tanzania’s real estate market is taking off

“In Dar es Salaam there is a huge increase in the purchase of apartments,” says Mustafa Suleimanji, managing director for Lamudi in Tanzania.