Archive for the ‘Sectors’ category

Off the beaten track: Business lessons from building bamboo bikes

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative co-founder Bernice Dapaah speaks about the challenges of starting a business.

East Africa ‘has all the ingredients for private equity’

TBL Mirror Fund looking to “buy into the growth story” of entrepreneurial businesses.

Ashok Shah’s tale of winning in the insurance game

After almost four decades in the industry, Kenya’s Apollo has seen its ups and downs.

Ethiopia – cracking the local code

Anna Rosenberg shares her insights on business potential in Ethiopia.

Is Facebook planning to use drones to connect Africa?

Facebook might soon be providing internet access to rural parts of Africa through high-altitude drones.

Africa flies on a wing and a prayer

Air transport reforms are needed to unlock the industry’s full potential across the continent.

African Land Investments eyeing malls in key markets across the continent

Property investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to US$500m.

What investors think about private equity in Africa

A report shows investors are increasingly willing to back African-focused private equity funds.

Is South Africa still considered the gateway into Africa? Yay or nay?

KPMG economist talks about South Africa’s value as an entry point for business in Africa.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Africa’s promising power sector is generating interest in renewable sources.

‘We didn’t cancel a single flight during the crisis,’ says DHL Mali country manager

“Mali has gone through a difficult time. It is getting back slowly.”

Every1Mobile creating and connecting communities of mobile phone users

Every1Mobile provides users with content, products and services to help them fast track into the formal economy.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

“If you go to my village today almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers. I am very proud of that.”

Bridging the divide: Africa’s diaspora willing to invest back home

Africans living abroad can help reduce poverty by investing back home.

A look at Africa’s bumpy roads and rails

Unprecedented investments in Africa’s ground transportation are hardly enough.