Features

[Interivew] FABLab Namibia’s Kirstin Wiedow: Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory in Namibia

11-17-2016 | 13:11:08
Kirstin Wiedow is the Co-Founder and Director of the first fabrication laboratory (FABlab) in Namibia, a Centre of Excellence at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).


How Mobile Banking is Transforming Africa

11-15-2016 | 12:31:00
Imagine you live in a small village in rural Kenya. Your daughter attends university in Nairobi and needs financial support to buy textbooks and pay her rent. How do you send her money if you, like many Kenyans, don’t have a bank account or internet access?(a)


The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa

11-15-2016 | 12:16:00
The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.


[Column] Ugo Arinzeh: London - an attractive real estate destination for Nigerians

11-14-2016 | 12:56:00
In 2014, Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy, reflecting a decade of sustained economic growth based on a more diverse, service-orientated economy that is less reliant on oil revenue.


Africa Business Portal Network Membership | Offer for Africa Business Communities members

11-13-2016 | 14:21:00
Are you an African company looking to trade with U.S. Companies, import U.S. goods or attract U.S. investors?


[Column] Bob Koigi: Making economic and employment sense with investment groups

11-11-2016 | 14:18:10
One in every three Kenyans is in an investment club which translates to over 300,000 recognized ones in the country, with a combined asset base of $300 million. Now that is a figure even pundits and industry players will tell you is a force for any economy.


Prolific networkers are more likely to experience entrepreneurial success – The Economist

11-10-2016 | 12:28:00
New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as incubators and accelerators.


What makes a law firm a success in Africa?

11-10-2016 | 10:56:00
There are a variety of different ways in which a law firm can measure its success, depending on the perspective taken. If law firms have the expertise that their clients need, when their clients need it, in the location that their clients operate in, then they are positioned to succeed.


Complimentary Report: Major Airport Projects in Africa

11-09-2016 | 21:14:00
Government authorities and developers are investing billions of dollars in dozens of airport expansion and rehabilitation works across Africa.


[Column] Brett Parker: African Tech sector already exceeding expectations

11-08-2016 | 12:52:00
Forget bootstraps, Africa is a continent dragging itself up by its code strings to become a global player - but it needs more software developers.


Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth miracle and protect the climate, says new report

11-07-2016 | 13:45:00
Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth rates while promoting development and climate goals, according to a new report from the New Climate Economy.


East African Pharma Companies missing out on fast growing $5bn opportunity

11-07-2016 | 10:55:00
The $5 billion East African pharmaceutical market is expected to grow by more than 12% per year for the next five years, as lifestyle changes in the region lead to higher rates of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes.


"Nigeria is one of the Most Globally Connected Countries" - Western Union

11-03-2016 | 11:27:00
Nigeria is one of the most connected countries in the world when it comes to receiving and sending money, according to The Western Union Company, a global leader in global payment services.


[Column] Anton van Heerden: Small & Medium Businesses should be saving Money for a Bad Day – Here’s how

11-01-2016 | 12:51:00
Every Small & Medium Business should be aiming to have some savings in the bank as a buffer for difficult months when sales are slow or debtors miss payments.


Technology, innovation needed to drive agricultural revolution in Africa

11-01-2016 | 12:31:00
The African Development Bank’s agenda for transforming Africa’s agriculture was lauded at the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference held in Seoul, South Korea’s capital.


New Report Shows How Africa’s Electricity Providers Can Be Profitable and Still Make Electricity Affordable

10-31-2016 | 11:32:00
A new World Bank study outlines how Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make electricity access affordable for the poor.


[Column] Maria Auma: Women in Business - Success does not demand giving up everything

10-31-2016 | 11:22:22
I am writing about this subject because not enough is said about the personal challenges we face as women in business. Ever since I got into business I have always had a “tug-of-war” relationship with the people in my personal life.


[Column] Bob Koigi: Rethink Africa fertilizer distribution models to address cost and accessibility constraints

10-28-2016 | 15:52:58
The recent declaration by fertilizer producer YARA fertilizer in Tanzania that it would reduce the cost of fertilizer by up to 40 per cent following the construction of a fertilizer rail transport system is indeed music to millions of farmers in that country.


[Column] Logan Fransman: We know it's coming, but are we prepared? The logistical challenge of Christmas in Namibia

10-27-2016 | 12:53:00
Can you smell it, can you feel it, can you taste it…it’s almost here? Christmas! Some might say, well, it’s not even December yet and there are other holidays to consider before then. This is true and all holidays matter, but not when you look at it from a logistical point of view.


[Column] Chioma Nnani: Make or Break for Nigerian Businesses

10-27-2016 | 11:09:00
There are different sorts and levels of customer service that a person can get in Nigeria. Some will leave you biting your fingers and swearing by everything that is important to you, never to patronise them again. And the rest will blow your mind.