Company informaion

African revival shifts east

Making the case for the economies in eastern Africa.

Inside BURN Manufacturing’s energy-efficient cooking stove business

“The lazy option is to outsource production to China."

Running a start-up with a full-time job? Hard work, but not impossible

Award-winning entrepreneur shares tips on how to juggle employment and entrepreneurship.

Investment firms backing retail developments in East Africa

East Africa’s shopping landscape is slowly changing with the construction of multi-million dollar centres.

Mobius Motors: Affordable ‘Made in Kenya’ vehicle for Africa’s bumpy roads

Mobius Motors is building a mass market vehicle, specifically designed for the poor road conditions in Kenya.

Talking the business of fashion with Ethiopian designer

“I started from the bottom, but I have an opportunity to make it to the top and live a life that is beyond paying my bills.”

Business Focus

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    The business behind South Africa’s new love affair with vinyl records

    '26 May 2015'
    Vinyl record stores are opening in major cities in South Africa and catering to a mostly young customer.
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    Johannesburg working to shed bad old image

    '25 May 2015'
    Private investors are breathing life into areas of downtown Johannesburg that have long suffered from a legacy of violence and criminality.
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    Mobius Motors: Affordable ‘Made in Kenya’ vehicle for Africa’s bumpy roads

    '22 May 2015'
    Mobius Motors is building a mass market vehicle, specifically designed for the poor road conditions in Kenya.
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    Young Zimbabweans warming up to gambling

    Punters driven by a growing appetite for gaming and the need to make that extra coin.

Foreign Investment

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    Hotel booking site Jovago discusses its business in South Sudan

    '25 May 2015'
    How we made it in Africa talks to Estelle Verdier, managing director for the East Africa region at online hotel booking platform Jovago.
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    PPPs: How the private sector can successfully partner with African governments

    How we made it in Africa talks to Metito's MD about how PPP projects can generate returns for private companies.
  3. Lagos is Nigeria's most densely populated state.

    Business in Nigeria post election

    '18 May 2015'
    Though paved with uncertainty the coming years, Nigeria looks promising for businesses.
  4. Due to overcrowding, brands are finding it increasingly difficult to get their billboards noticed.

    Beyond BRICS: The India-Africa strategic partnership

    '14 May 2015'
    India's engagement with Africa is on the rise to cater for both geopolitical and economic interests.

Entrepreneur watch

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    No success formula other than hard work, says CEO of South Africa’s DigiCash

    '22 May 2015'
    Paul Brown, founder and CEO of DigiCash, shares his thoughts on entrepreneurship.
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    Talking the business of fashion with Ethiopian designer

    '18 May 2015'
    "I started from the bottom, but I have an opportunity to make it to the top and live a life that is beyond paying my bills."
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    Tapping the economic potential of Nollywood and football

    '13 May 2015'
    Talking business with entrepreneur Chike Maduegbuna.
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    Reducing the risks of investing in agri-preneurs: How this Kenyan is doing it

    '4 May 2015'
    “There is nothing genius about what we decided to do."

Business Advice

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    Why SMEs should consider appointing a CFO

    '22 May 2015'
    Not having a CFO contributes to many small companies being weak on the financials.
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    Running a start-up with a full-time job? Hard work, but not impossible 

    '15 May 2015'
    Award-winning entrepreneur shares tips on how to juggle employment and entrepreneurship.
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    Landing a corporate contract: Start-ups should keep it simple and avoid jargon

    '8 May 2015'
    If ‘to pivot’ simply means ‘to change strategy’, then “why not just say that?”
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    Thought leadership: Enabling emerging enterprises for growth

    '5 May 2015'
    It is vital that efforts towards enterprise development are met with the appropriate management and skills development support.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Alex Kitio, country manager, Carmudi Cameroon and Congo

    '26 May 2015'
    "My message is very simple: be humble."
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    Meet the Boss: Matthew Thackrah, deputy MD, Samsung South Africa

    '21 May 2015'
    "Once you have reached the top, the job is not complete; staying there is much more difficult."
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    Meet the Boss: Darshan Chandaria, CEO, Chandaria Group

    '18 May 2015'
    "Success is not a destination but a continuous journey."
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    Meet the Boss: Jeff Aludo, East Africa MD, Africapractice

    '13 May 2015'
    "Since I was a child I’ve had a clear vision of what I wanted to accomplish."

Recent articles

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    Africa Tech Trends: Nigerian hotel booking platform attracts $1.2m in funding

    '26 May 2015'
    Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.
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    The business behind South Africa’s new love affair with vinyl records

    Vinyl record stores are opening in major cities in South Africa and catering to a mostly young customer.
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    Meet the Boss: Alex Kitio, country manager, Carmudi Cameroon and Congo

    "My message is very simple: be humble."
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    Johannesburg working to shed bad old image

    '25 May 2015'
    Private investors are breathing life into areas of downtown Johannesburg that have long suffered from a legacy of violence and criminality.
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    ‘There are enough people in slums who will pay for decent healthcare’

    Access Afya is building a chain of micro-clinics to provide standardised outpatient services in Nairobi’s slums.