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GE exec on why Obama’s Power Africa has been slow to take off

'If you look today at the number of megawatts that are actually on the grid directly related to the Power Africa initiative, it is very little.'

The DIY test for malaria that could be a game-changer for Africa

Nigerian Eddy Agbo, CEO of Fyodor Biotechnologies, has developed a malaria test that allows the general population to diagnose themselves.

We must move towards establishing an African passport, says AfDB president

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the continent's rigid visa restrictions are impeding intra-African investment.

Low commodity prices a wake-up call for Africa to boost manufacturing

Thoughts on Africa’s manufacturing sector from a panel discussion at last week’s World Economic Forum on Africa.

How Alfredo Jones built a top engineering services company in Equatorial Guinea

Jones had to overcome various obstacles to build the company into what it is today.

The innovator who sees opportunity in Africa’s energy woes

Green Tower offers an off-grid solution that can save around 90% in electricity consumption.

Business Focus

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    The next wave of Sino-African opportunities

    27 May, 2016
    There is a misinformed notion that Africa’s rise is being hijacked by China.
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    Why this South African fast-food brand is expanding to America

    26 May, 2016
    Chesanyama is one of South Africa's fastest growing food franchises and now it is expanding to the US. We speak to one of the co-founders to find out more.
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    Angel investing – don’t risk all your retirement money

    26 May, 2016
    You have to realise that you might lose all your money, says Kenyan angel investor Stephen Gugu.
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    Mining: Tough times far from over

    25 May, 2016
    Further adversity may be expected before a significant turnaround in transaction activity.

Foreign Investment

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    Three myths about China in Kenya

    26 May, 2016
    Many fear that China spells doom for the Kenyan economy.
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    A new frontier: Islamic world eyeing investments in Africa

    24 May, 2016
    The Islamic world is increasingly seeing Africa as a destination for foreign investment, both on the institutional and corporate fronts.
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    Q&A: Philips Africa CEO discusses healthcare trends (Part 2)

    13 May, 2016
    In the second of our two-part interview with JJ van Dongen, Philips CEO for Africa, he speaks about emerging trends in the continent's healthcare industry.
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    Q&A: Philips Africa CEO shares thoughts on investing in the continent (Part 1)

    12 May, 2016
    'As a company we tailor our investment based on what we see happening in different parts of the continent.'

Entrepreneur watch

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    The innovator who sees opportunity in Africa’s energy woes

    25 May, 2016
    Green Tower offers an off-grid solution that can save around 90% in electricity consumption.
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    The DIY test for malaria that could be a game-changer for Africa

    24 May, 2016
    Nigerian Eddy Agbo, CEO of Fyodor Biotechnologies, has developed a malaria test that allows the general population to diagnose themselves.
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    How Alfredo Jones built a top engineering services company in Equatorial Guinea

    18 May, 2016
    Jones had to overcome various obstacles to build the company into what it is today.
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    A look at four promising SMEs in Rwanda

    11 May, 2016
    In light of this week's World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Rwanda, here are four of the country's most promising SMEs.

Business Advice

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    Accenture: Five digital leadership lessons from the Game of Thrones

    27 May, 2016
    Fail to play the digital game and your company will find itself facing a nasty fate indeed.
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    Different types of workplace culture – which one is right for your business?

    19 May, 2016
    Workplace culture is a unique sociological construct.
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    Focus on what you do best, and other strategies for entering Africa

    9 May, 2016
    A recent study revealed 66% of business expansions into Africa resulted in negative shareholder returns. PwC suggest how to avoid becoming part of this statistic.
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    Rejection is an essential path to growth – use it to serve you

    29 April, 2016
    Entrepreneurs should create an environment which allows teams and themselves to accept rejection.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Estela Nse Mansogo, Director, Equatorial Guinea, Centurion LLP

    26 May, 2016
    'As an African woman, I refuse to accept that we can’t be the best.'
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    Meet the Boss: Raghu Malhotra, president Middle East & Africa, MasterCard

    29 April, 2016
    Raghu Malhotra talks about the importance of not over analysing things, and reveals he once did a bit of modelling on the side.
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    Meet the Boss: Paul Muhato, MD, Engen Petroleum (Tanzania)

    7 April, 2016
    'A positive attitude will capitalise the smallest opportunity.'
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    Meet the Boss: Partheeban Theodore, country head, Olam Côte d’Ivoire

    30 March, 2016
    'There is no reason to look beyond the continent. Every single opportunity exists here.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Meet the Boss: Estela Nse Mansogo, Director, Equatorial Guinea, Centurion LLP

    26 May, 2016
    'As an African woman, I refuse to accept that we can’t be the best.'
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    How Alfredo Jones built a top engineering services company in Equatorial Guinea

    18 May, 2016
    Jones had to overcome various obstacles to build the company into what it is today.
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    Oil and gas services company boss shares six lessons learnt in business

    9 May, 2016
    Basilio Makendengue discusses his business journey as well as the reasons for the company’s success over the past one-and-a-half decades.
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    Have West, Central Africa outgrown the CFA franc?

    30 April, 2016
    Debate over the CFA franc is once again stirring in West and Central Africa with some experts calling for a reform of the colonial currency.

Recent articles

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    Accenture: Five digital leadership lessons from the Game of Thrones

    27 May, 2016
    Fail to play the digital game and your company will find itself facing a nasty fate indeed.
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    The next wave of Sino-African opportunities

    27 May, 2016
    There is a misinformed notion that Africa’s rise is being hijacked by China.
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    Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

    27 May, 2016
    Intra-African trade can catalyse investment and foster growth on the continent.
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    Why this South African fast-food brand is expanding to America

    26 May, 2016
    Chesanyama is one of South Africa's fastest growing food franchises and now it is expanding to the US. We speak to one of the co-founders to find out more.
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    Meet the Boss: Estela Nse Mansogo, Director, Equatorial Guinea, Centurion LLP

    26 May, 2016
    'As an African woman, I refuse to accept that we can’t be the best.'
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