Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Meet the Boss: JJ van Dongen, senior vice president, Philips Africa

“If you are going to do something, do it properly, and you actually need to win at it.”

Mark Mobius: Africa’s power sector offers ‘potentially attractive opportunities’

If the challenge posed by Africa’s electric power deficit is monumental, so is the effort currently going into addressing the problem.

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

Obi phones are targeted at “young, tech-savvy and aspirational youth”.

Eight African business trends to profit from in 2015

Africa is rich in distinct market trends.

Africa Tech Trends: Employing technology to root out corruption

The western world has WikiLeaks, now Africa has AfriLeaks.

Africa’s Big Seven: 21–23 June 2015

Africa’s Big Seven is co-located with SAITEX – The Southern African International Trade Exhibition for non-food retail ready products. The combined events attract close to 1,000 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors from 44 countries. It is without doubt the leading clearing house for food & beverage exports from and imports into Africa.

Doing business in Kenya: What do Chinese companies really think?

It is very rare in Kenya to see the CEO of a Chinese-owned company discussing their interests in the country.

Resilient supply chains in Africa – the key to success in 2015

As the global economy continues to change, retailers, manufacturers and other sectors are increasingly facing difficult, and sometimes unique, challenges that impact their supply chains.

When worlds collide – farmers and financiers

For more capital to flow into agriculture, farmers and financiers will have to learn a lot more about each other.

Most developing countries will benefit from oil price slump, says World Bank Group

Gains from low oil prices can be substantial for developing-country importers if supported by stronger global growth.

Seven business tips for a successful 2015

Inspiration for the year ahead.

Why it’s time for Africans to eat local

Africans are eating like the rest of the world, but what they are eating isn’t necessarily good for them.

Start-up snapshot: Developing video games for African audiences

Cameroonian Olivier Madiba, 29, is the entrepreneur behind Kiro’o Games, the first Central African game studio.

The decline in oil prices: An opportunity

Diversifying exports has become a priority for development economists and policy makers of resource-rich countries around the world.