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How to capture Africa’s $152bn consumer packaged goods opportunity

Accenture estimates companies can unlock billions in the market by leveraging digital ecosystems and mobile applications.

Uganda’s Gaster Lule: From baking cakes at home to a diversified empire

What started as a small bakery venture in the 1970s is now a large business group.

Partnering with informal shops: Supermarket chain’s new growth strategy

Kenya’s second-largest retailer Tuskys will start piloting a franchising model “very soon” as part of a strategy to expand its footprint

2016 Mining Indaba: Delegation numbers down, deal interest up

How the fall in commodity prices will impact this year's Mining Indaba.

Business Focus

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    Partnering with informal shops: Supermarket chain’s new growth strategy

    9 February, 2016
    Kenya’s second-largest retailer Tuskys will start piloting a franchising model “very soon” as part of a strategy to expand its footprint.
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    Will fast-growing India be able to replace China’s demand for African commodities?

    9 February, 2016
    Expert Dr Anil Gupta shares his insight.
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    Growth ‘coming at a price’ in sub-Saharan Africa

    8 February, 2016
    Sub-Saharan African economic growth has been one of the success stories of the last two decades – but it has come at a price
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    Is this ‘digital classroom in a box’ the future of education in Africa?

    7 February, 2016
    A look at BRCK's new digital learning product.

Foreign Investment

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    Nigerian economic outlook: Headwinds with bright spots

    9 February, 2016
    The National Bureau of Statistics released a report that reviews current economic conditions in Nigeria.
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    Private health sectors across Africa offer significant business investment returns

    2 February, 2016
    Rising chronic conditions, population growth, increasing life-expectancy and poverty stricken public health systems in Africa invites private sector investment and participation.
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    Nairobi shopping centres: Interview with Garden City mall developer

    29 January, 2016
    We talk to Koome Gikunda, director of shopping centre developer Actis.
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    Toyota’s expansion in Africa

    26 January, 2016
    In more than four decades, Toyota has found a way to keep its brand relevant in South Africa, selling more than one million cars in the country.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Uganda’s Gaster Lule: From baking cakes at home to a diversified empire

    3 February, 2016
    What started as a small bakery venture in the 1970s is now a large business group.
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    Agriculture doesn’t have to be a poor people’s game, says successful farmer

    31 January, 2016
    Kenyan Charles Odida has managed to build a thriving enterprise by thinking outside the box.
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    How Suzie Wokabi sold her African cosmetics brand

    26 January, 2016
    'For me this is the biggest milestone so far.'
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    Retail entrepreneur on leaving the family business to venture out on his own

    25 January, 2016
    Trushar Khetia, CEO of Society Stores, discusses the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.

Business Advice

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    How toxic leaders destroy people as well as organisations

    25 January, 2016
    There is a growing incidence of toxic leadership in organisations across the world.
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    Ten rules for entrepreneurs to live by

    7 January, 2016
    The life of an entrepreneur is different from those that are employed in a 9-to-5 job.
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    2015’s top quotes: Words of wisdom from African business leaders

    21 December, 2015
    This year we interviewed a number of the continent’s top businesspeople and CEOs who shared their wisdom to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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    The case for backing entrepreneurs, rather than business plans

    27 November, 2015
    'We don’t even look at the business plan at all. If [entrepreneurs] bring it to me, I tear it up in front of them,' says founder of business incubator Raizcorp.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Dan Githua, CEO, Tuskys

    7 February, 2016
    'You shouldn’t wait for 100% certainty because if you wait too long you will find someone else has seized the opportunity.'
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    Meet the Boss: Heril Bangera, CEO, Flame Tree Group

    25 January, 2016
    'I love music. I wish I was a musician.'
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    Meet the Boss: Phyllis Wakiaga, CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers

    7 January, 2016
    Phyllis Wakiaga tells us about what keeps her up at night.
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    Meet the Boss: David Ohana, MD, KenolKobil

    2 December, 2015
    'Forget about the hype surrounding Africa. You have to be ready to work hard.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Lagarde calls for diversification of Central Africa’s resources

    11 January, 2016
    Lagarde says Central African member states need to diversify their economies, promote regional integration and the free movement of people and goods.
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    South African retailer sees wholesale opportunity at DRC-Zambia border

    19 November, 2015
    Fruit & Veg City is planning on setting up a wholesale centre at Kasumbalesa, the border town between the DRC and Zambia.
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    Bee farming provides jobs in Cameroon

    16 November, 2015
    Like many educated people in Cameroon, Timothee Awanga found that a college degree did not guarantee him a better life.
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    Oil price plunge: Equatorial Guinea wants to diversify economy

    1 November, 2015
    Equatorial Guinea is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest oil producers. However, with the price of crude down roughly 50% over the past year, the country is looking to diversify its economy.

Recent articles

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    Partnering with informal shops: Supermarket chain’s new growth strategy

    9 February, 2016
    Kenya’s second-largest retailer Tuskys will start piloting a franchising model “very soon” as part of a strategy to expand its footprint.
  2. Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigerian economic outlook: Headwinds with bright spots

    9 February, 2016
    The National Bureau of Statistics released a report that reviews current economic conditions in Nigeria.
  3. mining 3 200x240

    Will fast-growing India be able to replace China’s demand for African commodities?

    9 February, 2016
    Expert Dr Anil Gupta shares his insight.
  4. Nairobi, Kenya

    Growth ‘coming at a price’ in sub-Saharan Africa

    8 February, 2016
    Sub-Saharan African economic growth has been one of the success stories of the last two decades – but it has come at a price
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    AB7: Africa’s Biggest F&B expo keeps getting bigger

    8 February, 2016
    The major attraction about Africa’s Big Seven is that it combines seven (now eight, with the permanent inclusion of the Halaal World Pavilion) food and beverage industry categories into one massive expo.
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