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Businessman Saleh Nasreddin upbeat about Ethiopia’s food industry

Saleh Nasreddin’s journey in business.

Start-up snapshot: Co-founder of Ethiopia’s Addiscan discusses his business

Our best strategy has been to approach businesses and demonstrate our product.

Meet the Boss: Saleh Nasreddin, founder, NAS Foods, Ethiopia

“In Africa, everything is good business. You just have to plan well, work hard and do it right.”

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.

Entrepreneur on building his mobile phone charging kiosk franchise in Rwanda

Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Showing companies what their customers really think

“Like many growth stage start-ups, our major challenges are capacity constraints, both technological and in human resources.”

New initiative aims to boost Africa’s crop yields with new seeds

In Africa, seed production has long been dominated by big government monopolies. But a new initiative hopes to change that.

Africa Tech Trends: TV white spaces for affordable internet?

The use of so-called TV white space technology is on the increase across Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Providing affordable solar energy solutions to rural Ethiopia

EnVent is an Ethiopian for-profit business that provides affordable solar energy products and phone charging solutions to the rural market.

Meet the Boss: Addis Alemayehou, managing partner, 251 Communications, Ethiopia

Addis Alemayehou answers our questions.