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FMCG success in Cameroon: Business leaders share their tips

How we made it in Africa asks business leaders to share their tips and strategies for FMCG success in Cameroon.

South Africa’s energy crisis sparks interest in solar power

Interest in solar power solutions are rising as the country suffers under its unprecedented power generation crisis.

East Africa’s largest shopping mall to have strong international flavour

In October, Kenya-based investment company Centum will open the largest shopping mall in East Africa.

Start-up snapshot: Storage solutions for small living spaces

K-Home Design produces fabric-based shoe racks and document organisers.

Consumer demand will drive the next wave of African private equity investments

KPMG’s Dapo Okubadejo argues US private equity houses are more bullish than European counterparts.

Starting a company at age 14? No sweat!

Ugandan Noah Walakira was just 14 when he started Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organisation that started off by manufacturing knitted jerseys for schools in Kampala.

Disney film sparks new interest in chess in Uganda

The film production of The Queen of Katwe, about a young chess prodigy, has sparked new popularity for the game.

Life coaching is big business, says Zimbabwean entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa talks to life coach and motivational speaker Godfrey Madanhire.

How Nakumatt became one of East Africa’s largest retailers

Nakumatt Holdings is a significant player in East Africa’s retail sector, generating $700m in annual gross revenues.

How Kaymu is tackling challenges facing e-commerce in Cameroon

A look at some of the challenges facing e-commerce in Cameroon, and the solutions one online marketplace uses to tackle them.

PrayerBox: A new app aiming to be the ‘Twitter for religion’

Oyelaja Oyekan tells How we made it in Africa about his inspiration for starting PrayerBox and his entrepreneurial journey.

Ethiopian tech hub making life easier for entrepreneurs

It is an uphill battle for Ethiopia’s young tech entrepreneurs.

African trade policies have to match its industrialisation imperative

Without diversified economies, Africa will remain prone to exogenous shocks, with high levels of unemployment and extreme poverty.

Bring it on, Nakumatt tells foreign retailers set to enter Kenya

Kenyan retailer not fazed by foreign competition.

Meet the Boss: Peter Mwangi, CEO, Old Mutual Kenya

“Be prepared to fail, but keep moving forward.”