Features

[Column] Tony Elumelu: Why Africapitalists will build a continent’s future

09-19-2017 | 11:36:00
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.

[Startup Interview] Javnyuy Joybert, founder, COSDEF Group, Cameroon

09-18-2017 | 15:29:00
Javnyuy Joybert is the founder of COSDEF Group, a Cameroonian social enterprise business whose four startups staggered across education, employment, finance and ICT seek design solutions to Africa’s problems, create impact and make money.

[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

09-18-2017 | 10:49:20
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.

[Column] Leana Englebrecht: Swaziland Competition Commission requires payment of higher merger filing fees

09-13-2017 | 10:02:00
In Swaziland, mergers are classified as either small mergers or large mergers.

[Interview] Hans Balmaekers, Director, Intrapreneurship Conference Cape Town, 2017

09-12-2017 | 11:35:00
Hans Balmaekers is Director of the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference taking place in Cape Town South Africa on October 13. Africa Business Communities interviews him about the event:

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Medical Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

09-12-2017 | 11:14:00
Sub-Sahara Africa has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits.

[Interview] Michael Leander, Founder and CEO, Markedu

09-11-2017 | 11:18:00
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.

[Interview] Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdullahi, Founder, Business Women Networking, Nigeria

09-07-2017 | 08:02:00
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her:

Five years on: Syngenta’s Africa ambition bearing fruit, but access to technology by small farmers remains limited

09-07-2017 | 07:08:06
In 2012, following the G8 in Camp David, USA, Syngenta announced an ambitious ten-year growth plan for our African business. This year marks the midway point in our African growth journey.

[Column] Lana Jacobs: Cyber pirates threaten shipping security

09-05-2017 | 11:30:00
Increased vessel automation, integration and digitization are the inevitable future of shipping, adding cyber-attacks to the usual concerns of ship-owners and insurers.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

09-05-2017 | 09:49:00
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.

[Startup Interview] Angele Messa, Founder, Kamerbigbang.com, Cameroon

08-31-2017 | 12:45:51
Angele Messa runs Kamerbigbang.com an online business in Cameroon that works with the youth by equipping them with practical skills necessary to gain quality education which then facilitates their inclusion into the job market or transforms them into job creators.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The economics of water in a thirsty 21st century world

08-31-2017 | 12:34:56
This week marks the World Water week, an important journey as the world debate, compare notes and develop solutions to some of the most biting water related challenges of our time.

First African edition for Intrapreneurship Conference, Cape Town

08-29-2017 | 23:00:00
Africa 4.0: Creating, Capturing and Capitalizing on Opportunities for Growth

[Column] Betsie Strydom and Wandisile Mandlana: New tax measures to curb abuse of mining rehabilitation funds are a missed opportunity

08-29-2017 | 10:27:00
The National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA) places the responsibility for remediating environmental damage, pollution or ecological degradation arising from mining operations on mining companies as the holders of prospecting or mining rights.

[Startup Interview] Tope Hassan, Founder, ISOKO Africa, Nigeria

08-29-2017 | 00:43:00
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: SMEs are a critical part of actualizing environmental policies

08-25-2017 | 16:18:30
Micro, Small and Medium enterprises have a huge potential to create long lasting social value especially because their business models, products and proximity caters for the everyday needs of the larger part of our population.

[Interview] Paul Langlois-Meurinne, CEO and Co Founder, Optimetriks, Kenya

08-24-2017 | 13:53:00
Paul Langlois-Meurinne is the co-founder and CEO of Optimetriks, a company that has developed an innovative data collection crowdsourcing platform to help Fast Moving Consumer Good companies and institutions monitor their distribution in Africa at outlet levels.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Trade talks should be holistic and accommodate interests of all

08-24-2017 | 13:47:53
Kenya's horticulture industry which has emerged as one of the key foreign exchange earners for the country, and second to tea, has in the recent past been under threat due to incessant stalled export agreement with the European Union.

[Column] Dr. Eino Mvula: Namibia's educational aspiration through a solid student financial assistance system

08-22-2017 | 13:35:00
Around the world we celebrate our diversity, our different cultures and varying opinions. One thing we all seem to have as our common trait is the desire, almost an instinct that drives us to ensure that our children have better lives than we do.