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The coming emerging market demand shock

A fundamental economic shift is taking place in the wider emerging market world.

How this banker found success in the fitness industry

In 2014 South African entrepreneur Tumi Phake clocked out for the last time from his banking job.

Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa’s consumer goods industry

Keith Dilkes, Africa export sales manager at Polyoak Packaging, gives his perspective on the trends impacting the consumer goods industry.

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Chinese investment spurs economic growth in Africa

Chinese support, while relatively invisible to the ordinary person, has been building for more than a decade.

Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

Over the past two decades, Uganda’s economy has developed in important ways.

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DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the US

Through this partnership, DHL locations will serve as drop-off points for products destined for consumers in the US.

The journey so far: Adebayo Alonge, CEO, RxAll

“Young African entrepreneurs should see themselves like the Carnegies and Rockefellers of America’s 1800s.”

Profit-making idea: Manufacturing matches in Rwanda

“It is very easy to produce, but no-one has thought about doing it.”

Business Focus

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    The coming emerging market demand shock

    17 October, 2017
    A fundamental economic shift is taking place in the wider emerging market world.
  2. Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa’s consumer goods industry

    17 October, 2017
    Keith Dilkes, Africa export sales manager at Polyoak Packaging, gives his perspective on the trends impacting the consumer goods industry.
  3. Four trend-driven franchising opportunities in South Africa

    17 October, 2017
    Industries that are ripe for expansion.
  4. Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

    17 October, 2017
    Over the past two decades, Uganda’s economy has developed in important ways.

Foreign investment

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    Asian automotive companies on the hunt for growth in Africa

    20 October, 2017
    Chinese and Indian companies need to enhance their brand image.
  2. Trump’s Africa policy is still incoherent, but key signals are emerging

    17 October, 2017
    'Africa has tremendous business potential, I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich,' said the US President.
  3. Debunking the stereotypes about high risks for investing in Africa

    11 October, 2017
    Separating fact from fiction.
  4. Rwanda dials up investment opportunities by playing to its strengths

    3 October, 2017
    Why Rwanda? What opportunities are there for business to leverage the country’s welcoming environment?

Entrepreneur watch

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    Listen: Success depends on how well you understand yourself, says CEO Ken Njoroge

    20 October, 2017
    The importance of knowing your why.
  2. How this banker found success in the fitness industry

    19 October, 2017
    In 2014 South African entrepreneur Tumi Phake clocked out for the last time from his banking job.
  3. Acclaimed entrepreneur on bootstrapping, cash flow and why a good idea isn’t enough

    17 October, 2017
    Talking business with Siraaj Adams, co-owner of Cape Town-based Iyeza Health.
  4. At age 36, this Nigerian already has a lifetime of business successes and scars to show

    9 October, 2017
    Battle-hardened entrepreneur shares his story.

Profit-making idea

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    Profit-making idea: Backward integration the ‘secret’ to Dangote’s success

    10 October, 2017
    'In Nigeria we are learning how to produce the entire value chain,' says the Nigerian businessman.
  2. Profit-making idea: Become a supplier to Chinese companies in Africa

    14 August, 2017
    Chinese firms in Africa currently only source 47% of their input requirements from local companies.
  3. Profit-making idea: Keep an eye on developments in Sudan

    1 August, 2017
    Sudan could soon emerge as one of Africa’s business and investment hotspots, if decades-old US economic sanctions are lifted.
  4. Profit-making idea: Manufacturing matches in Rwanda

    4 July, 2017
    'It is very easy to produce, but no-one has thought about doing it.'

The journey so far

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    The journey so far: Adebayo Alonge, CEO, RxAll

    19 October, 2017
    'Young African entrepreneurs should see themselves like the Carnegies and Rockefellers of America’s 1800s.'
  2. The journey so far: Zandre Campos, CEO, ABO Capital

    9 October, 2017
    'While it is important to know the details of your business, you also need to hire strong staff and delegate control to them.'
  3. The journey so far: Mwiya Musokotwane, CEO, Thebe Investment Management

    2 October, 2017
    'In glorifying success we often don’t talk about all the difficult aspects of being an entrepreneur '
  4. The journey so far: Nir Marom, co-founder and president, Lumos Global

    21 September, 2017
    'Being an entrepreneur and being a successful business manager are not the same thing.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Cameroon insight: Anglophone crisis may prolong economic decline

    3 October, 2017
    If the economy continues to weaken it could threaten the CFA franc’s peg against the euro.
  2. Businesswoman builds company that thrives in Africa’s tough and remote areas

    26 July, 2017
    'Plan A has never worked for any project that we’ve undertaken or invested in. I always look at plan M, N, O, P or Q.'
  3. Congolese inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

    25 July, 2017
    A device that makes sending an email over 100-times cheaper.
  4. How German firms can tap into Africa’s diversification drive

    3 February, 2017
    'Where I do see significant opportunities is in the midstream and downstream petroleum industry.'

Private Equity

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    Fundo Soberano de Angola announces investment updates for Q2 2017

    12 October, 2017
    The FSDEA’s total assets increased by $60m to $5.05bn from $4.99bn in 2016.
  2. Value of M&A transactions involving sub-Saharan Africa the highest since 2013

    11 October, 2017
    Investment banking fees reach an estimated $366.3m in the first nine months of 2017.
  3. The business case for Cameroon’s first premier cinema

    27 September, 2017
    The cinema will add to the leisure and entertainment offering at the new Douala Grand Mall.
  4. Zambian CEO on his new satellite town, and which sectors not to invest in

    3 September, 2017
    'If you build it, they will come,' says Mwiya Musokotwane, the 28-year-old CEO of Thebe Investment Management.

Start-up snapshot

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    Start-up snapshot: Delivering land rights documentation to Ghanaian farmers

    18 October, 2017
    Landmapp is a mobile platform that provides smallholder farmer families with documentation of their land.
  2. Start-up snapshot: Capitalising on the continent’s mobile marketing opportunity

    6 October, 2017
    '... we paid the so-called school-fees of learning the business and failing a lot along the way.'
  3. Start-up snapshot: Moroccan platform aiming to ‘Uberise’ healthcare

    11 September, 2017
    DabaDoc is a Morocco-based online platform that allows users to book appointments with medical professionals.
  4. Start-up snapshot: Using artificial intelligence to improve education

    14 August, 2017
    M-Shule uses artificial intelligence to create and deliver personalised learning programmes to students via SMS.

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  3. The GCC’s growing importance in Africa’s growth story

    20 October, 2017
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