Features

[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Broadening financial inclusion through informal sector innovation in sub-Sahara Africa

11-06-2017 | 11:07:00
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Interview] Adisa Amanor-Wilks, Founder, Abjel Communications, UK

11-02-2017 | 11:49:00
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.

African cities must adopt holistic approach to tourism growth, Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

11-01-2017 | 12:34:38
Tourism has been a catalyst for economic growth in Africa. The sector is especially important now when governments are seeking out ways to drive diversification as part of their growth strategies.

[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals

10-31-2017 | 12:08:00
Comments from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) around Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio highlight the importance of driving higher levels of payroll and accounting automation among the country’s businesses, especially small, micro and medium-sized enterprises.

Investors hiring expats in Africa must demonstrate importance of skills - Bowmans Law Firm

10-26-2017 | 08:46:00
East African countries are grappling to balance two sometimes conflicting needs. On the one hand, they want to encourage foreign investment. On the other, they want to ensure that local skills and labour are not displaced by imported skills.

[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria

10-25-2017 | 10:05:00
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Flower industry redefines Kenya-Ethiopia market rivalry and supremacy wars

10-25-2017 | 09:58:24
That Kenya is in protracted competition with Ethiopia to entice investors and maintain the lead as the East African regional powerhouse is an open secret.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

10-23-2017 | 12:15:00
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.

[Interview] Thomas Mueller, Founder, Rainmaker Digital, Namibia

10-23-2017 | 10:02:00
Thomas Mueller is a German entrepreneur living in Namibia, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital.

[Column] Daniel Monehin: Policy and regulation should bolster innovation to ensure financial inclusion is achieved

10-18-2017 | 11:49:59
Walk through bustling marketplaces in Africa and you will see a substantial amount of money changing hands, as merchants and consumers haggle over the goods and services.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How Kenya can achieve sustained export expansion

10-16-2017 | 11:34:00
In order to achieve our economic goals as envisioned in the 2030 development blue-print, we need to be deliberate in creating an export push for our local goods.

Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings

10-16-2017 | 07:45:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.

[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana

10-12-2017 | 09:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.

[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away

10-12-2017 | 09:00:00
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average, with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers being the biggest headache.

[Conference] How Business can Tackle Deforestation

10-10-2017 | 09:22:00
In this webinar, Mondelēz International and its Cocoa Life partners will share their experiences with addressing deforestation and helping cocoa farmers become more resilient against the effects of climate change though cross-sector collaboration.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: East Africa edtech success stories

10-09-2017 | 08:41:00
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.

[Free Webinar] Safer Entry Point: Botswana

10-09-2017 | 08:10:00
Botswana is full of pleasant surprises and opportunities for those considering trade and investment in Africa.

[Column] Kevin Pillay: Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

10-05-2017 | 08:50:00
Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.

South Africa constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

10-05-2017 | 05:45:00
At first glance, it might seem unlikely that South Africa’s Constitution could be instrumental in deciding a cargo dispute with its roots in a 40-year-long North African territory deadlock.

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10-04-2017 | 14:44:00
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