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Move over South Africa: Kenya now Africa’s largest source of intra-regional investment

Last year Kenyan companies replaced South Africa's as the largest intra-African investor group.

Overlooked rural consumers a potentially important market

Boston Consulting Group identifies rural consumers and Ethiopia as two promising opportunities for multinationals.

How Africa’s top mining event is adapting to desperate times

The Mining Indaba’s MD shares how the event is adapting to better reflect the state of the industry.

Cameroonian entrepreneur: Farming should be about business, not handouts

As a child, Ernest Atem Lefu witnessed first-hand how his father struggled to sell his crops at a fair price.

Kenya’s SportPesa sees Premier League team sponsorship as ‘the best marketing tool’

SportPesa, the Kenya-based online sports betting company, recently signed a multi-million pound deal to sponsor English Premier League side Hull City AFC.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The hectic schedule of Aliko Dangote

“I am someone who doesn’t switch off my phone,” says Aliko Dangote. “My phone is on 24 hours.”

Business Focus

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    Kenya’s SportPesa sees Premier League team sponsorship as ‘the best marketing tool’

    26 July, 2016
    SportPesa, the Kenya-based online sports betting company, recently signed a multi-million pound deal to sponsor English Premier League side Hull City AFC.
  2. CFAO ABIDJAN

    Overlooked rural consumers a potentially important market

    26 July, 2016
    Boston Consulting Group identifies rural consumers and Ethiopia as two promising opportunities for multinationals.
  3. Cape Town, South Africa

    Are low-cost, online estate agencies the future for South Africa?

    26 July, 2016
    A new breed of real estate agencies are challenging the status quo.
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    How Africa’s top mining event is adapting to desperate times

    22 July, 2016
    The Mining Indaba’s MD shares how the event is adapting to better reflect the state of the industry.

Foreign Investment

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    Move over South Africa: Kenya now Africa’s largest source of intra-regional investment

    28 July, 2016
    Last year Kenyan companies replaced South Africa's as the largest intra-African investor group.
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    Egypt joins Nigeria on the reform path again

    27 July, 2016
    Two of Africa's three biggest economies are making themselves investable again after an overly-long period where foreign exchange policy deterred investors.
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    Unpacking foreign investment trends in Africa

    26 July, 2016
    Highlights from a new EY report.
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    A future beyond oil. Banker weighs in on Equatorial Guinea’s opportunities to diversify

    25 July, 2016
    Like most African oil producers, Equatorial Guinea has been hurt by the drop in the price of crude.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Cameroonian entrepreneur: Farming should be about business, not handouts

    27 July, 2016
    As a child, Ernest Atem Lefu witnessed first-hand how his father struggled to sell his crops at a fair price.
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    Blackjack Jeans: Kenyan turns small idea into a promising business

    26 July, 2016
    'The jeans market in East Africa is worth several billions of shillings. I only need to get 10% of that market,' says Andrew Kio.
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    How this Nigerian built a business by promoting African cultures

    25 July, 2016
    Tradition and technology meet in a range of apps and web videos celebrating African heritage and language.
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    How this manufacturer got top South African retailers to stock her hair-care range

    18 July, 2016
    Ntombenhle Khathwane's hard and bumpy ride to reach the shelves of Game and Pick n Pay.

Business Advice

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    Failed businesses: A path to entrepreneurial success

    25 July, 2016
    Sometimes knowing when to start again is the best thing you can do as a budding entrepreneur.
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    Introducing a new brand: Advice from a manufacturer who has been there

    22 July, 2016
    How a small-time manufacturer got her products stocked next to the big foreign brands.
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    Maturity makes great leaders: The journey from dwarf to giant

    18 July, 2016
    Acquiring leadership maturity is a life-long journey that comprises successive stages.
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    Liberia: Starting a business in an environment with capacity constraints

    3 July, 2016
    Starting a business is already a daunting task; beginning a business in a ‘least developed country', well, that’s not meant for the faint of heart.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Karsten Wellner, CEO, Ascendis Health

    21 July, 2016
    'In order to get a good job you must actually show you have done more than just studying. The competition is big.'
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    Meet the Boss: James Craske, country manager Kenya, Yara International

    13 July, 2016
    'You can make a mistake, just don’t make the same mistake twice.'
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    Meet the Boss: Francis Dufay, managing director, Jumia Côte d’Ivoire

    3 July, 2016
    'From the outside e-commerce is a flashy business but when you look at it in detail it is about logistics – it has a lot of challenges.'
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    Meet the Boss: Mark Elliott, division president, MasterCard South Africa

    22 June, 2016
    'If you don’t question everything, if you're not competitively paranoid, you will not have the sense of self-introspection that you so sorely need to be a real leader.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Cameroonian entrepreneur: Farming should be about business, not handouts

    27 July, 2016
    As a child, Ernest Atem Lefu witnessed first-hand how his father struggled to sell his crops at a fair price.
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    A future beyond oil. Banker weighs in on Equatorial Guinea’s opportunities to diversify

    25 July, 2016
    Like most African oil producers, Equatorial Guinea has been hurt by the drop in the price of crude.
  3. Roger Arnold Tabassé, 73, a former police inspector, is one of 30,000 people living in a camp for internally displaced people at M’Poko Airport. Photo: Stephan Gladieu/World Bank

    In the Central African Republic, expectations are sky high

    11 July, 2016
    For the first time in its history, the country has a democratically elected president and parliament.
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    How this husband-and-wife team started a construction business in Equatorial Guinea

    7 July, 2016
    'You have to be prepared to be knocked on your arse and get up again. No business is easy.'

Recent articles

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    Move over South Africa: Kenya now Africa’s largest source of intra-regional investment

    28 July, 2016
    Last year Kenyan companies replaced South Africa's as the largest intra-African investor group.
  2. atem lefu 200x240

    Cameroonian entrepreneur: Farming should be about business, not handouts

    27 July, 2016
    As a child, Ernest Atem Lefu witnessed first-hand how his father struggled to sell his crops at a fair price.
  3. cairo egypt 200x240

    Egypt joins Nigeria on the reform path again

    27 July, 2016
    Two of Africa's three biggest economies are making themselves investable again after an overly-long period where foreign exchange policy deterred investors.
  4. sport-pesa 200x240

    Kenya’s SportPesa sees Premier League team sponsorship as ‘the best marketing tool’

    26 July, 2016
    SportPesa, the Kenya-based online sports betting company, recently signed a multi-million pound deal to sponsor English Premier League side Hull City AFC.
  5. CFAO ABIDJAN

    Overlooked rural consumers a potentially important market

    26 July, 2016
    Boston Consulting Group identifies rural consumers and Ethiopia as two promising opportunities for multinationals.
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