Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy

04-10-2017 | 08:03:05
The more central energy is to our lives, the more crucial it is to provide equal access and distribution for all in order to secure our country’s future. Increasingly, what we are realizing is that this accessibility is made problematic and the lack of it exacerbated by the growing poverty gap in spite of modern technological advances.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why Africa should pay more attention to recommendations of just concluded Post harvest conference

04-07-2017 | 08:36:09
Kenya recently hosted the continent to a first of its kind meet, to deliberate the biting concern of food lost after harvest, a gathering that came with life changing recommendations capable of taming a situation blamed for over 40 per cent of all food lost in Africa.

[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria

04-06-2017 | 13:41:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.

[Column] Daniel Monehin: Shedding light on the African shadow economy

04-06-2017 | 13:36:00
The Informal Economy, or if you have a penchant for the more colourful descriptor, the “Shadow” or “Grey” Economy, is typically the term used to refer to the portion of a country’s economy that transact exclusively in cash

[Column] Jaco Lotz: Growth in middle class drives private education boom in Africa

04-04-2017 | 14:38:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.

[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Africa - the centre of new space race era

04-03-2017 | 12:29:00
In 2017 and beyond, Africa will find itself at the heart of a new space race centred on satellite connectivity. According to Michèle Scanlon, New Business Development at Gondwana International Networks (GIN), “The race is on for full coverage of Africa with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service.

[Interview] Maria Auma, CEO, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda

03-30-2017 | 09:45:00
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Why should I pay for my education?

03-28-2017 | 11:03:03
Online education is big business. With a plethora of different e-learning courses and qualifications available, it can be difficult to choose between education apps, online portals, MOOCs and old-fashioned courses in brick and mortar institutions.

Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President

03-27-2017 | 12:15:00
"At this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.

The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers - Professor Mark Graham

03-27-2017 | 11:18:24
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.

Results Based Balanced Scorecard Certification Master Class in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa

03-27-2017 | 09:31:00
Citizens of the world are increasingly demanding that their governments demonstrate results. The introduction of performance management as a reform output was in response to increasing calls for governments to improve accountability and demonstrate value for money.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Smallholder irrigation a key panacea to Africa’s perennial food shortage

03-24-2017 | 06:00:33
Farmers in Africa can create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they expanded their access to more capital, better technology, irrigated land and grow high-value nutritious foods according to a very insightful World Bank report dubbed Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness report in Africa.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Africa’s mobile revolution: strategic focus areas for telcos in 2017

03-24-2017 | 05:55:22
Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphone

[Interview] David Njenga, Creative Director, Nick Creations

03-23-2017 | 06:38:00
David Njenga is Creative Director at Nick Creations, an Agency that specializes in brand development, market research and Public Relations. He talked to Africa Business Communities about brand development and diversification and Nick Creations’ role in positioning brands in Kenya and across the continent.

[Free Webinar] Interested in how to attract U.S. funding? Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects

03-22-2017 | 14:51:00
As president of the Africa Business Portal I would like to invite you to our next webinar, Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects.

Africa Insights Forum | March 30th | Rotterdam, Netherlands

03-22-2017 | 11:44:00
This event will be a unique opportunity to network with and learn from 150 like-minded entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals who all share a common interest in doing business on the African continent.

[Interview] Peter Kahihu, Executive Director- Programs Execution, Balanced Scorecard Institute

03-21-2017 | 10:51:00
Peter Kahihu is Executive Director of the Programs Execution at Balanced Scorecard Institute EMEA. He is a veteran in the field of strategy execution and author of four best selling books on Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, Government Performance Management and Public Sector Reforms.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Edtech - A growth area for Africa

03-20-2017 | 10:44:58
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.

[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Liberated Africa: Pathways to self transformational development

03-13-2017 | 12:49:00
In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why we need change of tact in feeding a burgeoning population

03-10-2017 | 07:56:30
An array of population explosion, demand for food, and changes in weather are conspiring to defeat the food security resolve in the country.