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‘Thinking big’ key to tech CEO Amr Shady’s success

“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”

Africa Tech Trends: Bitcoin slowly but surely growing in Africa

It is too early to say whether it will truly take off, but Bitcoin is arriving in Africa.

Côte d’Ivoire seeking agribusiness partners

Only 35% of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa is processed inside the country.

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

Uganda’s ambitious electric vehicle project.

Technology at the top of African CEOs’ agendas

Africa is currently undergoing a rapid and deep digital revolution.

South African financing firm sees opportunity in private education

Business Partners recently launched a dedicated education fund.

Aviation: Africa’s sleeping industry

Africa’s growing middle class will push demand for safe and reliable air travel

Payments company adapts business model to reality of African market

Skrill’s emerging market model will be launching in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania in the next few weeks.

Meet the Boss: Amr Shady, CEO, TA Telecom

“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”

Kenyan businesswoman wants to make tea ‘funky’

Flora Mutahi recently launched her first tea café in Nairobi.

Meet the hard-working founder of South African footwear retailer Tekkie Town

Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.

Meet the Boss: Charles Igwe, CEO, Nollywood Global

“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

How Africa can make the next quantum leap in trade

The opportunities for further growth in Africa’s trade are huge, but will only be unlocked if several structural issues can be overcome.