Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.

Making sense of Africa’s middle class

New study challenges some commonly held perceptions about the size of Africa’s middle class.

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

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

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

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

40 African countries have a smaller GDP than US state of Vermont

Vermont has a larger economy than countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Mozambique.

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

Martin Tronquit, managing partner of research firm Infomineo, looks at five misconceptions about Africa.

Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

Many Africans previously seen as “middle class” are in fact highly vulnerable to various economic shocks.

Meet the Boss: Alpesh Patel, founder, Mi-Fone

“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”

What a weak South Africa means for the rest of the continent

Business leaders debate the impact that a weakening South African economy has on the rest of the continent.

African businesses continue to reap benefits of US-Africa trade agreement, says DHL

“Africa is the ‘last frontier’, the more we collectively focus on connecting it with the world, the more sustainable its economies will be and the more jobs we will create.”

Rule of law in Africa better than you think, says Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim

“In my own business I sued three [African] governments in the local courts, and I won every case.”

China, US both rivals and partners for slices of African pie

The US-Africa Leaders Summit revived debate on America’s efforts to catch up with China’s growing influence in Africa.

The rise of Africa’s banking champions

There has been a rapid expansion of banking activities across the continent in recent years.

10 key quotes from the US-Africa Leaders Summit

How we made it in Africa looks at some of the key quotes and points that came out of the summit.

Africa’s economy set for dramatic changes

An interview with Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.