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The coffee shop that keeps Silicon Savannah caffeinated

Pete’s Coffee keeps Nairobi’s technology entrepreneurs caffeinated as they work on building their start-ups.

Five ways to do better business with Africa’s small-scale farmers

How Germany’s Bayer CropScience is courting small-scale farmers in Africa.

How to become an African success story: Six tips from Zambeef’s boss

“There was no empire in the beginning I can assure you of that,” said Francis Grogan, co-founder and CEO of Zambeef.

British shoe maker Clarks eyeing African opportunities

British high street footwear brand Clarks is set to double the number of stores it has in Africa.

Made in Kenya: Pharmaceutical firm has pan-African ambitions

Kenya’s Dawa Limited wants to expand its reach across 30 African countries.

Talking Africa perceptions vs reality with the first woman to bike around the continent

South African Jolandie Rust shares some of her insight into, and experiences of, travelling in Africa.

An East African manufacturer’s journey from modest start-up to listed company

Flame Tree Group has ambitions to become a pan-African player.

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.