Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Phatisa’s African Agriculture Fund invests in the Meridian Group

Meridian’s main focus is the manufacture and distribution of specialised fertiliser blends.

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.

How to market your business in the world’s last growth frontier – Africa

Successfully marketing a brand across such a diverse continent as Africa is no easy task.

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

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

Navigating tax uncertainty in Africa

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

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.”