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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.

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.