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Petro.t.ex Africa: Addressing South Africa’s challenges

Africa’s petroleum and petrochemical industry faces many challenges, including climate change issues, fuel security and the falling oil price. These will be addressed at the upcoming Petro.t.ex Conference and Exhibition.

Private equity in Ethiopia: Talking investment with Schulze Global

In 2008 Schulze Global Investments became the first international private equity firm to open an office in Ethiopia.

‘Côte d’Ivoire is back!’ says local DHL head

“The economy is moving in the right direction,” says Serge Gnandji, CFO and acting country manager of DHL Express, Côte d’Ivoire.

Thought leadership: What is it about agriculture in Africa?

“Everything can wait but agriculture cannot wait!”

Communicating with one of the world’s fastest growing middle class

Companies should be innovative when it comes to marketing on the African continent.

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” says Winifred Selby.

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals over the next decade

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in Africa will increase by 59% over the next 10 years.

Running an online business in Tanzania: Insights from a US-born manager

How we made it in Africa talks to Erfaan Mojgani, country manager of online marketplace Kaymu in Tanzania.

Kenya and incentive programmes: An inside perspective

Employee incentives are generally a new concept in Kenya, but businesses that identify their value stand to gain.

Wheelbarrows of dollars: Understanding informal trade in East Africa

Informal trade shouldn’t be crushed, but rather formalised using incentives, says Ecobank research head.

Meet the Boss: Karim Teja, managing director, Heron Portico Hotel

“Whether or not you succeed in life depends on what you make of your experience and attitude.”

Entrepreneur on building his mobile phone charging kiosk franchise in Rwanda

Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.

American oil entrepreneur Dan Eberhart now scouting opportunities in Africa

Dan Eberhart, who made his money in the US oilfield services industry, is now looking for opportunities in Africa.

Investors: Do Nigeria’s benefits outweigh challenges?

Investors focused on Africa say Nigeria offers huge opportunities, but also huge challenges.

Start-up snapshot: Showing companies what their customers really think

“Like many growth stage start-ups, our major challenges are capacity constraints, both technological and in human resources.”