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Top entrepreneur Jennifer Riria proved that women are bankable

Microfinance banker Jennifer Riria explains why she built a business around providing finance to Kenyan women.

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Tomato paste and noodles: Olam bullish about food processing in Africa

Adding value in Africa is expensive but worth it, says agribusiness and food company Olam.

Manufacturing pharmaceuticals: An untapped opportunity

To be able to generate wealth and give its future generations a chance, Africa must take ownership of its health.

Flight comparison site Flyezee.com wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of Flyezee.com

Meet the Boss: Jacques Taylor, MD, sub-Saharan Africa, John Deere Financial

While other executives relax on the golf course, Jacques Taylor spends time on his farm.

Certain guerrilla tactics required to develop energy projects in Africa

Investec team shares learnings from financing and developing a power project in Mozambique.

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Finding the right skills to support expansion across Africa can be a challenge.

Rwandan fashion brand says hunger for African products will only grow stronger

How we made it in Africa talks to the CEO of fashion brand Mille Collines.

E-commerce could challenge bricks and mortar retail in Africa

Online retailers such as Zando and Jumia have ambitious growth plans.

Has Africa lost its place at the head of the mobile payments innovation race?

From the moment M-Pesa launched in Kenya in 2007, Africa was heralded as the leader in mobile payment services.

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

11 steps for US companies to better engage with African governments

Africa can be a promising market for US companies that can demand high standards while allowing for the continent’s growing pains.

Africa’s economic progress could mirror that of Asia, says Prudential

“We think Africa can be the new Asia, both for us as a company and for the global economy.”

Kenya’s new hotels and restaurants creating opportunities for interior contractors

“We are seeing more demand for our services as more new hotels near completion.”