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Beyond Lagos and Nairobi: Seven African cities of opportunity

Across the continent there are cities and towns enjoying rapid growth on the back of industries such as mining, agriculture and technology.

Start-up snapshot: Developing video games for African audiences

Cameroonian Olivier Madiba, 29, is the entrepreneur behind Kiro’o Games, the first Central African game studio.

The decline in oil prices: An opportunity

Diversifying exports has become a priority for development economists and policy makers of resource-rich countries around the world.

Start-up snapshot: Washist – Nigeria’s on-demand laundry service

“Hiring the wrong people would be one of the mistakes I have made. One major lesson learnt is to always be recruiting.”

Africa tipped to become surfing capital of the world

Many emerging tourism destinations in Africa have identified surfing as a target market.

Thought leadership: Africa’s very future depends on STEM education

Africa’s workforce needs reinventing through STEM education, or else its economies are doomed, writes Mariéme Jamme.

Local wines dominate in South Africa

Euromonitor International looks at some of the consumption trends and drivers of alcohol in South Africa.

Internet retailing increases by 25% in South Africa

Internet retailing continues to see growth in value terms across South Africa, according to a research by Euromonitor International.

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.

Ebola could impact Africa’s business landscape for years to come

A key impact of the Ebola outbreak is that food prices are rising in affected countries, as flights are suspended to these areas.

Africa Tech Trends: Reflecting on 2014

A look at some of the key trends seen in Africa’s tech industry over the last year.

Start-up snapshot: Delivering medication in Cape Town’s largest township

Sizwe Nzima and his team deliver chronic medication to 770 patients in Khayelitsha, at a minimum cost of R10 ($0.87) per delivery.

Why a new fund is targeting intra-Africa trade

COMESA is set to see up to US$1bn injection with new trade finance fund.

Morocco making a name for itself in aeronautics sector

The Moroccan aeronautics sector posted annual growth rates of 15% to 20% between 2008 and 2013.

Meet the Boss: Ed Barrow, MD, Hellofood East Africa

“Instincts and gut decisions should never be overlooked.”