Posts Tagged ‘business’

Tony Blair’s principles for partnerships between African governments and investors

Tony Blair’s five principles that govern mutually-beneficial relationships between African governments and foreign investors.

Cecil John Rhodes didn’t do Africa nicely, but there are things we can learn from him

Despite his questionable approach to business, modern-day companies looking to sell into Africa can take a few hints from the mining magnate.

‘South African wine industry must adjust its Africa strategy, before it loses out’

The majority of Africans shop at informal outlets, and this is where South African wines need to improve their presence, says Craig Irving.

Avoiding common business mistakes in 2015

Many business owners repeat simple mistakes that could have been avoided.

Eight African business trends to profit from in 2015

Africa is rich in distinct market trends.

Breaking rules: Talking Nigerian showbiz with Nollywood pioneer

“We don’t want to win Oscars. Believe me; we are not interested in that stuff. We want an effective product that will make money.”

Africa’s ‘Davos’ of top new generation leaders

Harnet Bokrezion talks to Rakhee Mediratta, chief operating officer of the African Leadership Network.

Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

How we made it in Africa’s‘s Kate Douglas reflects on some of the business and social characteristics of Lusaka.

Consultant highlights five myths about doing business in Africa

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

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.

Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

Are South Africans seen as too arrogant when doing business on the continent?

“There is a wariness about South Africans and how they do business.”

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Moving outside of Lagos: Five Nigerian cities with business potential

Looking beyond Lagos at potential for consumer facing companies in Nigerian cities.

Terrorism in a land of opportunity: What should investors make of Nigeria?

“In the mist of every chaos lies the opportunity.”