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West Africa’s three up-and-coming investment cities

KPMG has identified three cities that it thinks investors should keep a particularly keen eye on.

Meet the Boss: Stefan Joselowitz, founder and CEO, MiX Telematics

Stefan Joselowitz answers our questions.

Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion

“It is important to balance work and play, or life becomes very boring.”

Pizza Hut not fazed by sluggish South African economy

Pizza Hut aims to ‘fish where the fish are’ in South Africa.

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount their experiences

How we made it in Africa speaks to the business owners who were affected by the tragedy.

Nairobi Java House CEO shares secrets behind chain’s success

Java’s CEO Kevin Ashley shares with How we made it in Africa the reasons for the company’s success.

KFC, Subway, Steers: Talking restaurant franchising in East Africa

In the last five years a number of international restaurant franchises have opened in East Africa.

Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs need to be honest and realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.

Navigating tax uncertainty in Africa

How can African governments balance the budget required for physical and social infrastructure with taxation required for economic growth?

Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa speaks to Lizzie Wanyoike, CEO of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

On the road with DHL: Exploring Lusaka’s industrial hub

Zambian manufacturers cater for both the local and regional markets.

People on the move: Austine Odhiambo, Retail Network Manager, Engen Kenya

“I admire US business mogul Donald Trump for his resilience.”

Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

Great rewards can come from smaller risks and smaller disruptions.

From Egypt to Zimbabwe: Seeing profits where others see instability

“Investors should focus on positioning themselves on the right side of policy, as opposed to politics.”