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Continental reach: The rise of the pan-African bank

Africa-based banks, once largely domestic, are expanding across the continent and now dominate the banking sector in many countries.

How Kenya’s James Mworia rose from intern to CEO in seven years

Business and career advice from James Mworia.

How mPedigree built a business by combating counterfeit products

We talk to Bright Simons about mPedigree’s business model, how his service works and where he sees future profits coming from.

Nigeria: Tomato paste could prove a tasty investment

The domestic production of tomato paste in Nigeria could potentially be an attractive opportunity.

Investing in Africa: Shedding the developed market mind-set

Many of the key lessons for businesses entering Africa stem from the differences between operating in a developing country and developed country markets.

Business Focus

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    How to sell insurance to low-income earners in Africa

    '2 September 2015'
    'Insurance models from the west simply have not worked in Africa.'
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    DRC tries mega-farms to reduce food imports

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is trying out a large-scale agricultural plan that is, to say the least, ambitious.
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    Trevor Manuel on role of private sector and what we can learn from Ethiopia

    Trevor Manuel shared his views on the most important investment challenges that South Africa and Africa currently face.
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    The pros and cons of working for a start-up

    '1 September 2015'
    'There is a big thrill in being part of a team that is innovating and pioneering something new.'

Foreign Investment

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    Into Africa: The continent’s ‘cities of oppportunity’

    '14 August 2015'
    The forces driving the growth of some key African cities.
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    Linking US-based investors with opportunities in Ethiopia

    '12 August 2015'
    Renew makes it possible for Americans to make small investments in Africa, and gradually build confidence in the continent and the opportunities it offers.
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    Energy projects: Three ways African governments can better attract private capital

    '6 August 2015'
    Genesis Electricity's CEO highlights three policies that governments should pursue.
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    Author Q&A: Coca-Cola’s success in Africa and the promising construction sector

    '27 July 2015'
    Aubrey Hruby, co-author of a new book 'The Next Africa', discusses US investment in Africa and why she would put her money in construction.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Ngozi Opara: Businesswoman sees opportunity in natural hair movement

    '31 August 2015'
    Ngozi Opara is the founder of Heat Free Hair.
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    Yale graduate on starting a clinic-to-patient communication service in Uganda

    '28 August 2015'
    Kaakpema Yelpaala talks about his web app that allows healthcare professionals to communicate with patients via mobile phones.
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    Medical records at a touch of an app? Q&A with CenHealth’s founder

    '25 August 2015'
    We talk to South African Joel Ugborogho about his new health tech start-up.
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    Why this South African is bringing the Sowetan princess ‘Barbie’ to the market

    '20 August 2015'
    Maite Makgoba shares her plans to challenge the Barbie brand with the Momppy Mpoppy doll.

Business Advice

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    Zambia’s Monica Musonda shares five lessons she has learnt in business

    '31 August 2015'
    Zambian businesswoman Monica Musonda is the founder of Java Foods, producer of the eeZee instant noodles brand.
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    Five recruitment myths: Your talent acquisition strategy could be harmed

    '28 August 2015'
    Many organisations still cling onto ideas about recruiting employees that are outdated.
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    Four signs that your small business has finally arrived

    '25 August 2015'
    Here are a few ways that you’ll know that your company has grown from a shaky fledgling into a successful and sustainable business.
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    Centum CEO James Mworia shares advice for success in business

    '24 August 2015'
    'Don’t look for validation in other people. I have decided that I will not let other people’s opinion become my reality.'

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Akinwole Omoboriowo II, CEO, Genesis Electricity

    '13 August 2015'
    'In Africa you need to keep your business model very simple.'
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    Meet the Boss: Jeremy Johnson, CEO, Andela

    '4 August 2015'
    Jeremy Johnson is CEO of Andela, a company that trains young African software developers and matches them with top international companies.
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    Meet the Boss: Pierre van Tonder, CEO, Spur Corporation

    '23 July 2015'
    'I think we have some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs across the continent because they have to deal with adversity and different obstacles every single day.'
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    Meet the Boss: John Buckley, MD, Safarilink Aviation

    '21 July 2015'
    John Buckley is co-founder and managing director of Safarilink Aviation, a Kenyan airline that operates scheduled and private charter flights to popular tourist destinations across East Africa.

Recent articles

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    How to sell insurance to low-income earners in Africa

    '2 September 2015'
    'Insurance models from the west simply have not worked in Africa.'
  2. DRC farm 200x240

    DRC tries mega-farms to reduce food imports

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is trying out a large-scale agricultural plan that is, to say the least, ambitious.
  3. i3 summit trevor manuel 200x240

    Trevor Manuel on role of private sector and what we can learn from Ethiopia

    Trevor Manuel shared his views on the most important investment challenges that South Africa and Africa currently face.
  4. Mobius Motors1 200x240

    The pros and cons of working for a start-up

    '1 September 2015'
    'There is a big thrill in being part of a team that is innovating and pioneering something new.'
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    Africa’s gaming industry: Expert shares her thoughts

    We ask Pippa Tshabalala to comment on the continent's gaming potential.