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‘Disruption is scary in an African context,’ says digital entrepreneur

Kali Ilunga explains why it's important for aspiring innovators in Africa to be empathetic.

Tech company changing the way aid organisations operate

'I have an MBA, but I learnt more in the first two months of running this business than I did in business school,' says Matt Berg, CEO of Ona.

Study sheds light on how Africans use Twitter

How Africa Tweets is an annual study by Portland Communications which highlights Twitter trends, hashtag usage and online habits in Africa.

Why most Kenyans don’t shop with their mobile phones

Some 95% of Kenyan consumers still pay with cash in a retail environment, while only 12% make use of mobile money, and just 2% use credit or debit cards.

Start-up snapshot: Lagos-based venture taking legal services online

Legal Forms is a Lagos-based start-up looking to assist Nigerian entrepreneurs and small-business owners with legal services.

Recent Articles

  1. Sabelo Sibanda 200x240

    Entrepreneur shares what African start-up ecosystems can learn from Silicon Valley

    18 May, 2016
    Sabelo Sibanda is the co-founder behind the first African start-up invited to join Silicon Valley's Founders Space. He shares what he learnt from the experience.
  2. Andrew Airelobhegbe 200x240 ogavenue

    Start-up snapshot: Book event venues online in Nigeria

    6 May, 2016
    Lagos-based online marketplace wants to make it easy to find and book an event venue.
  3. Kali Ilunga 200x240

    ‘Disruption is scary in an African context,’ says digital entrepreneur

    3 May, 2016
    Kali Ilunga explains why it's important for aspiring innovators in Africa to be empathetic.
  4. twitter logo black 200x240

    Study sheds light on how Africans use Twitter

    29 April, 2016
    How Africa Tweets is an annual study by Portland Communications which highlights Twitter trends, hashtag usage and online habits in Africa.
  5. tuskys 200x240

    Why most Kenyans don’t shop with their mobile phones

    25 April, 2016
    Some 95% of Kenyan consumers still pay with cash in a retail environment, while only 12% make use of mobile money, and just 2% use credit or debit cards.
  6. wiko 200x240

    How this French smartphone company is luring consumers in Africa

    14 April, 2016
    Strategies for competing in a cutthroat market.
  7. sadiq okocha 200x240 legal forms

    Start-up snapshot: Lagos-based venture taking legal services online

    13 April, 2016
    Legal Forms is a Lagos-based start-up looking to assist Nigerian entrepreneurs and small-business owners with legal services.
  8. Matt Berg 200x240

    Tech company changing the way aid organisations operate

    7 April, 2016
    'I have an MBA, but I learnt more in the first two months of running this business than I did in business school,' says Matt Berg, CEO of Ona.
  9. voip 200x240

    The VoIP ban in Morocco and its impact on the economy

    2 April, 2016
    It all started in the first week of January 2016, when internet users all over the country found issues making calls through free applications such as Skype.
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    Over 40 years in business and still putting the customer first. Now that’s real.

    1 April, 2016
    By constantly improving and innovating their service offering, and through a calculated shift from printer supplier to full-service business solutions provider, the pioneering organisation has become a trusted name in the integrated business solutions market.
  11. Chris-Folayan-200x240

    How a Nigerian built an African e-commerce empire from his bedroom

    29 March, 2016
    An interview with CEO Chris Folayan.
  12. orange money 200x240

    The rise of mobile money in West Africa

    28 March, 2016
    The mobile money wave has crossed the Sahelian band over to West Africa from its Kenyan birthplace.
  13. online shopping 200x240

    Examining Nigeria’s online shopping potential

    23 March, 2016
    Nigerians' use of mobile devices to make online retail purchases is significantly higher than global purchasing rates across several categories.
  14. Nadir-Khamissa 200x240

    Two brothers build substantial business by targeting marginalised migrants

    18 March, 2016
    Hello Group is a South African company that has built a successful business by serving millions of marginalised people. We talk to one of the founders about how they did it.
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    Investing in African start-ups: An overview of on-the-ground realities

    13 March, 2016
    Africa is certainly on the venture capital investing map. However, investors have to be patient.
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