Recent Articles

The science and art of valuing a small business

Accurately evaluating how much a business is worth is the most challenging part of the buying and selling process.

Why a brand is not simply your company’s name or logo

“Brand is the business of business,” says Kenya’s Eva Muraya.

‘No secret to doing business in Africa,’ says Nakumatt MD Atul Shah

“Just deliver your promises to customers and respect the cultural norms.”

Meet the Boss: Robin Miller, MD, Real Estate Investments Zambia

“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”

Agriculture is Angola’s next business hotspot, says local DHL boss

Egidio Monteiro, country manager for DHL Express, talks about opportunities in the Angolan economy.

Restaurateur on why he is leaving KFC Kenya to rebuild the Kengeles brand

Gavin Bell hopes to take the lessons he has acquired running KFC to rebuild his brand Kengeles.

Ashish Thakkar on doing business in Africa… and becoming an astronaut

Ashish Thakkar is an entrepreneur with a vision of placing Africa at the centre of the world stage.

Nigerian startup Prepclass helping university hopefuls over final hurdle

Nigerian tech startup Prepclass was launched just over a year ago and has already created a buzz.

How a Ghanaian messaging app got acquired by a US-based tech firm

Last month leading mobile company Kirusa bought out Ghana’s Saya.

Is your risk-aversion hampering growth?

Recent economic turbulence has forced many companies to challenge their propensity for risk-taking.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.

Why 100m Nigerians could soon have a MasterCard in their wallets

Nigeria’s controversial new MasterCard-branded identity card is a huge coup for the payments company.

What role will commodities play in Africa’s growth over the coming decade?

Africa’s resource wealth has long been viewed as a key to unlocking potential economic gains.

Pizza Hut looking for slice of South African restaurant market

The Pizza Hut restaurant brand has returned to South Africa, with the first outlet expected to open in Johannesburg next week.

Africa Tech Trends Wrap: Unexpected players entering the telecoms space

Tom Jackson on the latest developments in Africa’s technology industry.