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[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer

05-19-2017 | 07:36:00
The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Pause and reflect on role of inputs in breaking hunger cycle

05-12-2017 | 06:48:46
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.

FDI flows to Africa threatened by global economic uncertainty

05-11-2017 | 09:12:34
At a Roundtable event in Nairobi, Ministers from across Africa sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.

[Column] Njideka Harry: Entrepreneur out of necessity: women in Africa

05-09-2017 | 14:50:48
Aishat designs and makes shoes. Charity makes clothes and embellishes fabrics. Doren owns a flourishing purified water sachet delivery business.Despite these and many other inspiring women entrepreneurs we work with in Nigeria, there are clear obstacles to reaching this point of success for many women.

[Column] Nick Altini: The dawn of an era in effective competition regulation in Africa

05-04-2017 | 12:31:29
Roughly half of the African continent already has competition legislation in place, although some of these systems are not yet functional, and there are new systems coming into force all the time.

Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings - PwC

05-04-2017 | 07:34:43
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent.

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report

05-03-2017 | 07:33:00
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.

[Column] Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa

04-27-2017 | 08:01:00
This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building our economy on water

04-26-2017 | 15:01:00
Given the long history of drought in this continent, I believe that it is time we stop viewing it as an exogenous shock and more as a structural problem that we can address with our own abundant resources.

[Column] Brett Parker: Between East & West, Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

04-19-2017 | 10:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.

Casablanca and Nairobi rank leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

04-18-2017 | 09:44:00
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.

Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes

04-14-2017 | 07:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report

04-14-2017 | 07:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Udemy learning marketplace and possibilities for Africans Pt. 1

04-10-2017 | 11:16:00
On Wikipedia the leading e-learning marketplace Udemy is described as follows: “Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy

04-10-2017 | 06:03:05
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 | 06:36:09
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 | 11:41:00
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 | 11:36:00
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 | 12:38:00
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 | 10:29:00
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.