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[Column] Chioma Nnani: Your 90-day plan to a richer 2017

01-31-2017 | 14:38:45
I stopped making New Year resolutions some years ago. I'm one of those If you think something is wrong, why wait till a new year to try and fix it? kinda people.

[Column] Olumayowa Okediran: Banning Rice Importation in Nigeria is a wrong move. Here's Why

01-31-2017 | 06:30:00
The Federal Government of Nigeria’s plan to ban rice importation in the country by 2017 is ill-advised and would eventually backfire on its increasingly dire economy.

[Column] Schalk Nolte: Key lessons for African banks pursuing mobile innovation in 2017

01-30-2017 | 09:50:59
At the start of a new year fraught with uncertainty on many levels, leaders in the local banking and financial spheres are looking to gain any competitive advantage they can.

Dutch Design Mission Uganda

01-30-2017 | 07:54:00
Design Hub Kampala and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda organize the first Dutch Design Mission from 12 to 17 February 2017

[Column] Bob Koigi: Internet is king for Africa’s small businesses

01-27-2017 | 06:35:00
As small businesses look for cheaper ways of running business while earning bigger revenues, marketing is becoming an integral part of their business. But the prohibitive cost of traditional marketing is now seeing them court new age marketing tools and they are reaping from them.

[Column] Willy Bett: Set for Take off – Kenya’s agriculture sector ready for increased investments

01-25-2017 | 15:24:00
Last September in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the largest ever annual gathering of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) at which he delivered a blunt assessment of Africa’s economic future. “The transformation of Africa,” he said, “will only work if we transform agriculture.”

[Column] Ndiritu Muriithi: Need for information technology knowledge for small businesses

01-25-2017 | 09:17:51
Kenya has taken a leap towards recognition of the importance of the informal sector by publishing the first comprehensive survey on the industry.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: M-Learning in Senegal

01-25-2017 | 06:45:00
The use of m-learning - education disseminated and accessed by means of mobile devices such as smartphones - is one exciting potential way to boost the Senegalese education system.

African tech startups funding rises 17% in 2016; South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya most popular investment destinations

01-24-2017 | 10:12:00
A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African continent raised $129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016.

[Interview] Dr. Urenna Onyewuchi, General Chair, 2016 IEEE PES Power Africa Conference

01-23-2017 | 11:00:00
Urenna Onyewuchi is Chair of the IEEE PES Power Africa Steering Committee and the Chair of 2016 IEEE PES Power Africa Conference. She leads a team of experienced PES members in steering IEEE PES activities in Africa, including the conference coming up in Ghana this year in June.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why paying taxes matter to businesses

01-20-2017 | 05:17:57
Taxation is perhaps one of the most frowned at concepts in small businesses, with the reasons being many and varied. To start with, it is perhaps one of the least understood concepts in modern Kenya and Africa,

[Interview] Jeffery Wilson, founder JW Show, Kenya

01-19-2017 | 13:17:00
Jeffery Wilson is a Kenyan fashion entrepreneur who has built a name and business around bringing like minded entrepreneurs to celebrate the art of couture through his JW Fashion show.

PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide shows rise in confidence despite new risks and uncertainty

01-19-2017 | 10:31:40
Just over one-third (33%) of South African CEOs are very confident of their company’s own growth in the next 12 months, 4 points down on last year, and 5 points below this year’s global average (38%).

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: M-learning in Ghana

01-19-2017 | 10:11:14
Ghana is a country that does not have a coherent policy for education infrastructure. At the same time, rising rates of mobile phone use among the population make this country ripe for an m-learning revolution.

Sustainable Smallholder Development Conference | 14-15 March 2017 | London

01-19-2017 | 08:18:00
The Sustainable Smallholder Development Conference in London on 14-15 March will provide top practical advice for business on how to empower farmers and deliver solutions at scale.

World Bank forecast for Nigeria in 2017

01-17-2017 | 07:15:00
The federal government of Nigeria believes substitute sources of revenue generation will grow the economy out of its current situation provided areas such as Agriculture and Manufacturing are ventured into passionately.

[Column] Wim van der Beek: How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth in Africa

01-16-2017 | 10:00:36
The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons, says Wim van der Beek, founder and managing partner of Goodwell Investments.

[Interview] Sadia Sisay, founder of Africa-focused lingerie line, beingU

01-12-2017 | 09:27:00
47 year old Sadia Sisay is a Sierra Leonean-born British entrepreneur who moved to the UK from Sierra Leone at 16, trained as a cancer nurse and worked in the pharmaceutical industry until 2008 when she left and decided start her own business, becoming the proud founder of beingU.

[Column] James Ngunjiri: What Makes Nairobi the Only African City in Global Investors' Top Five Watchlist

01-10-2017 | 09:38:00
Nairobi is on the global watchlist of top five fast modernising cities that are attracting new global business on growing realisation that big companies cannot operate from one sub-Saharan location in South Africa.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why Africa’s neglected economic sectors will be our saving grace in job and wealth creation

01-06-2017 | 08:33:09
Kenya leads African counterparts in successfully absorbing majority of its population into the job market and although the labour force is on track to increase dramatically over the coming decade, creating a job market that comfortably accommodates everyone still remains a pipe dream.