Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

The decline of Sudan’s cappuccino-sipping middle class

Sudan’s boom years ended when South Sudan seceded in 2011.

Reasons to be upbeat about retail in Egypt

The new government is expected to bring stability to the country, which will eventually be reflected in consumer spending and confidence.

New Kenyan ‘thin SIMs’ poised to transform African mobile money

Equity Bank is rolling out its own mobile network using a new paper-thin SIM card that sits on top of an ordinary SIM.

The changing face of Lagos

My recent visit to Lagos has changed my perception of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to understand Nigeria’s economy

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.

Meet the Boss: Ajay Patel, MD, Dawa Limited

Ajay Patel answers our questions.

Zambia – landlocked or land lucky?

“I believe being landlocked in the middle of Africa is now potentially a great advantage,” says Robin Miller of REIZ.

Entrepreneur explains why it is easier to be successful in Kenya than India

How we made it in Africa talks to Indian businessman Sriram Bharatam.

Rising brand consciousness among Zambian middle class

Abhilash Bajpai, director of home electronics and appliances retailer, Radian Stores, talks about the rise in brand consciousness he is seeing in Zambia.

No separation between work and pleasure in Lagos, says start-up coach

“I think the best thing about Nigeria, specifically Lagos, is the energy of the work culture.”

ATMs still have a future in Africa, says Diebold

While mobile payments is leapfrogging traditional financial services infrastructure in Africa, Diebold says there’s still strong growth potential for ATMs.

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.

‘Facebook and online shopping? Yes! But please no internet banking’

Internet-loving Nigerians slow to adopt web banking.

Affordable housing: Nigeria’s big challenge also a ‘massive opportunity’

Nigeria ranks among the top five nations globally where low-income families struggle to access affordable housing.

Marketing on a budget in Africa: Mi-Fone’s founder shares his strategies

Alpesh Patel, founder of Africa’s Mi-Fone, shares some of the strategies the brand has employed to place it in the game.