Features

[Interview] Ousmane Bello, CEO, OK Group, Paris, on digital in Africa

10-06-2016 | 15:31:00
Africa Business Communities interviews with Ousmane Bello CEO, CEO of OK Group, Paris.

[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 2)

10-03-2016 | 12:20:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.

[Interview] Cyrus Mulinge CEO Trots Technologies

09-30-2016 | 16:12:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenya based mobile commerce platform that allows seamless and uninterrupted interaction between businesses and their audiences.

[Column] Wayne Troughton, CEO, HTI Consulting: Positive Growth Forecast for East African Hospitality Sectors

09-29-2016 | 15:03:00
“East Africa is expected to deliver the strongest real GDP growth in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next decade, according to BMI Research,” says Wayne Troughton, CEO of specialist global hospitality and tourism consultancy, HTI Consulting.

[Column] Schalk Nolte, CEO Entersekt: Why fintech has created a golden moment of opportunity for savvy banks

09-28-2016 | 14:59:00
Consumers are faced with an ever growing risk of falling victim to identity theft and cybercrime. Can banks step in as a digital custodian?

[Column] Njeri Rionge: Kenya, your time is now

09-28-2016 | 12:02:00
As a proud Kenyan and champion of business opportunities in Africa, the optimistic chat on Twitter from last week’s US Africa Business Forum in New York popped up on my radar.

[Column] Maria Auma: So you think you can import? (Pt 1)

09-27-2016 | 13:49:00
I recently joined the highly capital intensive and somewhat prestigious industry of importation. I must advise anyone even remotely interested in taking that leap of faith to carry out in depth research into the kind of market they are entering and explore every point in their value chain.

Crowdfunding gains momentum in Africa

09-26-2016 | 15:18:00
Community-based financial solidarity and fundraising are an integral part of the African culture and traditions. Across Africa, communities are accustomed to pooling funds to support various charity-focused, social and economic local projects.

Bookings for Travel to Africa Up 11 Percent, East Africa shows double digit growth

09-22-2016 | 13:11:00
Overall international air travel to Africa has grown 5.6 percent this year through August compared to the same period last year, but North Africa has seen slow growth or even decline - people are scared to travel there -while East Africa has seen double-digit growth.

Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa must create time to innovate

09-21-2016 | 11:52:00
Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses.

Join the complimentary webinar about engaging smallholder farmers

09-20-2016 | 17:09:00
We wanted to invite you to join the complimentary webinar: ‘Is improving land rights the key to smallholder development? And, if so, how can companies help?’ hosted by Innovation Forum.

[Interview] Dewald Nolte, co-founder Entersekt, on modern banking in South Africa

09-18-2016 | 12:20:00
"Digital banking is performing very well in South Africa and in Africa generally, although mobile banking has a greater share of the total in most countries north of South Africa’s borders. There are a number of reasons for mobile’s success, one being the relative lack of infrastructure in Africa."

[Interview] Ousmane BELLO: PDG de OK Group, Paris, France

09-15-2016 | 15:29:00
Ousmane BELLO, PDG de OK Group livre son regard sur le numérique en Afrique:

AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity

09-15-2016 | 15:06:00
AfricaCom 2016 | 14-18 November Cape Town | Economic Development And Social Empowerment Through Digital Connectivity

[Column] Brett Parker, MD SAP Africa: Ambition and opportunity in IT in Africa

09-12-2016 | 13:10:00
The potential gains to be made from the rapid growth of the African digital economy cannot be overstated. An estimated 360 million mobile devices, $75billion in annual e-commerce sales and a $300billion internet-driven boost to GDP is forecast by 2025.

Africa Works! 2016: How to finance a company in Africa

09-08-2016 | 11:50:00
Africa Works!, the largest event in The Netherlands that focuses on doing business in Africa, will take place in November under the theme ‘Innovation in finance.’

[Column] Chioma Nnani: The God Business in Nigeria

09-05-2016 | 13:26:00
I mentioned earlier – I think it was in a publicity interview – how I will back out of any deal where any soul dares mention god/Jesus/any religious variation.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Save East African SMEs, the engine that oils the growth of the region

09-02-2016 | 15:58:00
Like mustard seeds or the first step to a journey of a thousand steps, the Kenyan small and medium enterprises have grown to position themselves as formidable players in the country’ economic growth.

[Interview] Ganiyat Alli: Founder, Nigerian Diaspora Male & Female Pageant, UK

09-01-2016 | 13:28:00
Ganiyat Alli is a woman on a mission to unite the Nigerian Diaspora in the UK. The 27 year old entrepreneur has the ambition and drive to make a difference in the Nigerian Diaspora community through the Mr & Miss Nigeria UK pageant.

[Column] Glenn Davies: AFRICA - The Richest Poorest place on Earth

08-30-2016 | 10:44:00
If you were asked to think of 3 words that best define Africa, would ‘wealthy’ be one of them? My Company’s been doing business in Africa now for a while, and can safely say it has not been easy.