As we have discussed in previous blogs, mobile accessibility is vital for the growth and relevance of your business in this generation. So having your business accessible via the various mobile opportunities should be a big part in your marketing strategy.
Africans are among the most mobile people on earth. 31 million people from the continent have migrated to various parts of the world, including many African countries.
When I informed close friends and family that I had been invited to take on the role of Head Strategic Communications at Union Bank, I got different reactions ranging from "you better be joking!" and all the way to "that Bank for old people?!"
The overall theme of this year’s conference, “Pathways to Progress” is very appropriate because, whilst we all agree that development is desirable, there is much we can debate on what constitutes an effective development program or paradigm, or what policy priority is the right fit for which region.
Kenya’s economy is projected to grow at 5.9% in 2016, recording an improvement over the 5.6% estimated for 2015, says a new World Bank Group economic report released. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to improve further to 6% in 2017.
African companies need to distinguish themselves from their global counterparts in order to attract and retain the loyalty, and business, of consumers, says business leader at The African CEO Forum (ACEOF).
Regardless of how much you tithe, if you're not plugging at least some of your profits back into your business, you will go broke. If you spend more than you earn, no prophecy will deliver you from poverty.
Murtaza Versi is founder, CEO and business coach of Noesis Strategic Institute, a resource that helps service organizations in Africa to achieve higher levels of performance, developments and profits. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Africa's richest man and President, Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday, dismissed fears about the impact of the fall in crude oil prices on the Nigerian economy, saying the decline would not translate to doom for the economy.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)‘s Executive Secretary of Carlos Lopes said that although Africa has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, the continent remains home to the world’s highest proportion of poor people.
“The impact of current oil prices on hospitality in African economies will be dependent on various factors” said Wayne Troughton, CEO of HTI Consulting, who have recently issued a market snapshot on the aforementioned topic.
Recently I have been doing a lot of reading ahead of a couple of conferences that I will be attending this year. A lot of the issues reiterated strike home one time too often, and I felt that I should speak out my thoughts regarding the impact this has on Africa as a whole.
Writers writing in Vernacular languages are finding it increasingly difficult to earn a decent living due to the inability of vernacular language speakers to read, or gain access to books in their mother tongues.
Vodacom Business is witnessing an upsurge in demand for ICT services – in particular the application of cloud, M2M and enterprise mobility on the continent.
First word: These are hard times so every cent has to count much more than ever before if the business must see the next day. It’s time then to cut out the nice-to-have little extras and face reality.
The bilateral trade between India and Africa rose from $30 billion in 2008 to $72 billion in 2015. India Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen. V K Singh (rtd), disclosed this on the first day of the 11th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnership held in New Delhi, India.
Tolulope Ogundiji co-founded Avalanche Nigeria in 2013, a resource providing answers to educational and ICT exam challenges.
Andrei Pilipenko is Russian-American businessman and entrepreneur, founder of machinery and equipment exporting company, Buy2ship.
There’s a peculiar predicament within the Kenyan poultry sector. The most popular bird is the traditional Kienjeji chicken. However, only the less admired broiler chicken can meet the demand of the emerging supermarkets and restaurants.
Even as mobile money services become part of daily life for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa, many potential customers face basic barriers to accessing the services on their own mobile phones. Lack of awareness and basic prerequisites, and low appreciation of the benefits are some of the hurdles.