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[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen”: From the Continental to the Regional, there is Hope of Africa’s Agricultural Integration! (All Hail ECOWAS new Food & Agricultural Agency!)(1)

10-02-2013 | 04:33:26
Back in 2012, I wrote a piece entitled “The AU as a Project in 'Human Endeavour and Continental Cooperation”. The major objective of the piece was to ...

[BLOG] Reverse exodus: Africa’s brain gain

09-30-2013 | 09:37:53
Femi Badeji left his native Nigeria nearly 20 years ago and moved to the United States. He earned an MBA at Wharton, one of the US’s top business schools, ...

[INTERVIEW] Biz Interview: Paulo Daniel Ferreira: '... at this moment Africa is the big Pandora box in terms of economic growth and development'.

09-26-2013 | 11:45:11
ABC takes a step away from African businessmen and talks to foreigners that have found a 'business home' in Africa. Here's an interview with Brazilian/Portuguese, ...

[BLOG] Five Tactics for Building Strong Brands

09-18-2013 | 10:33:11
The word brand is tossed around the marketing world like a bottle opener at a tailgate party – everyone uses it, but no one really thinks about it. While ...

[INTERVIEW] Biz Interview: Egunwale Damilare, MD, DHELC Consulting Ltd. shares his views on the Nigerian Market Situation

09-16-2013 | 12:05:56
Egunwale Damilare is a great believer in excellence in whatever one does and has shown this in the course of his career. He is a passionate thinker who ...

[INTERVIEW] Biz Interview: Demola Akinbola, C.E.O, BrandStewards Consulting "..Nigeria is a typical haven for investors ..."

09-06-2013 | 08:18:24
BrandStewards is a Nigerian-based reputation and brand management consultancy firm that is committed to a research-driven, integrated and stakeholder-centric ...

[INTERVIEW] Interview with Jerry Igwilo: An exposé on starting a business in Nigeria

08-29-2013 | 10:01:33
As far as foreign investment in Africa goes, it is hard for one not to consider Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, as a target. But breaking in ...

[BLOG] Barry Coetzee Column: Banking in the Dark

08-20-2013 | 11:47:17
In preparing a paper for a conference this week I finally captured the data required to prove a statement I have been making instinctively for years. “In ...

[BLOG] SA advertising is no longer limited to large corporates - small businesses meet creative freelancers

08-07-2013 | 05:01:56
With the prominent economic recessions, many companies have had to tighten the belt when it comes to marketing spend. One of the hardest hit entities are ...

[BLOG] Investing in Nutrition

07-30-2013 | 05:57:51
Africa is in need of critical investment in nutrition. It is said that every year 11% of GDP in Africa is lost to under-nutrition.There are affordable ...

[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen Communicating the ECOWAS Message (4): A New Roadmap for the Ouedraogo Commission?

07-24-2013 | 10:14:29
For the third time since its inception in 1975, ECOWAS is undergoing institutional reform. The first was when it revised its treaty on 24 July, 1993; ...

[BLOG] Wireless Technology in Africa

07-24-2013 | 09:57:11
All my life, I have had great hopes that wireless technologies will be one of the critical ways of advancing the continent to a better status. To me be ...

[BLOG] Douglas Kruger Column: Expert Positioning – Develop a Story of Struggle

07-18-2013 | 11:02:43
When you are seen as an iconic industry expert, the business starts coming to you. One important aspect of your efforts to position yourself as iconic ...

[BLOG] Transport Investment a Must for Africa

07-17-2013 | 08:26:35
The 2013 Africa Transport and Infrastructure Show brought rail, road, shipping and air experts together, to discuss ways of boosting the transport sector ...

[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen Troubles in the West Africa Gas Pipeline: Trouble in West African cooperation?(2)

07-15-2013 | 04:44:59
For almost a second, it seemed like Ghana was going to have to battle out over the regional cooperation project we have come to know, love, and hate as ...

[BLOG] Venturing into the Dark Continent: How to approach the big move

07-10-2013 | 12:53:38
By Richard Lee Nash, Frost & Sullivan’s Consulting Manager for Growth Implementation Solutions in Africa Introduction The African growth miracle ...

[INTERVIEW] Interview with Richard Nash, Consulting Manager, Frost & Sullivan, South Africa

07-10-2013 | 12:45:14
Africa Business Communities is pleased to present an interview with Richard Nash, Consulting Manager at Frost & Sullivan, Cape Town, South Africa. Please ...

[BLOG] My say on President Obama's Africa visit

07-02-2013 | 10:02:15
Some key issues in the U.S. policy towards Africa includes supporting open and democratic governance and increasing access to quality healthcare and education.  ...

[BLOG] Douglas Kruger Column: It Takes More Than Knowledge to Become Iconic

06-28-2013 | 10:33:43
Why you Should Play the Game of Perceptions All across the world, the middle classes are taught that a university degree is the be-all and end-all. Yet ...

[BLOG] Douglas Kruger Column: Experts Own a Niche - Are you aiming so broadly that you’re hitting nothing?

06-21-2013 | 10:50:10
‘Be the Best at What Matters Most.’ That’s the title of US guru and speaker Joe Callaway’s new book, and it’s good advice. Other business leaders cite ...