Features

Keynote address by Tony Elumelu at the Harvard Development Conference

04-04-2016 | 10:26:00
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 Strong in a Challenging Global Environment, says World Bank

04-04-2016 | 08:47:00
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.

Anand Kapoor: Developing strong African brands

03-24-2016 | 10:24:00
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).

Chioma Nnani: There are no business curses, only business mistakes

03-22-2016 | 11:16:00
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.

[Interview] Murtaza Versi, CEO, Noesis Strategic Institute, Tanzania

03-21-2016 | 10:06:00
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:

I think people are under estimating the economy of Nigeria – Dangote

03-21-2016 | 09:56:00
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.

African Economies must be transformed through industrialization - Economic Commission for Africa

03-18-2016 | 13:02:00
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.

How is the current oil price affecting hospitality markets in African oil economies?

03-17-2016 | 11:57:00
“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.

Maria Auma: Africa Economic Integration - Leapfrogging to the Future

03-17-2016 | 11:41:00
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.

Investing in Vernacular writers a must

03-17-2016 | 11:30:00
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 sees upsurge in ICT in Africa

03-17-2016 | 11:10:00
Vodacom Business is witnessing an upsurge in demand for ICT services – in particular the application of cloud, M2M and enterprise mobility on the continent.

Harriman Oyofo: Business Sustainability through Safety

03-17-2016 | 11:06:00
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.

India-Africa Bilateral Trade hits $72 billion

03-15-2016 | 11:26:00
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.

[Startup Interview] Tolulope Ogundiji, Founder, Avalanche Nigeria

03-14-2016 | 11:19:00
Tolulope Ogundiji co-founded Avalanche Nigeria in 2013, a resource providing answers to educational and ICT exam challenges.

[Interview] Andrei Pilipenko, CEO, Buy2Ship, Germany

03-10-2016 | 12:25:00
Andrei Pilipenko is Russian-American businessman and entrepreneur, founder of machinery and equipment exporting company, Buy2ship.

Farming Africa presents report on poultry chain in Kenya with a focus on turkeys

03-08-2016 | 12:14:00
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.

Mobile Phones Provide Fast Track To Financial Inclusion In Sub-Saharan Africa

03-08-2016 | 08:53:00
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.

[Interview] Charles Henry Ngueuga, Regional Sales Manager for Africa, Fico Tonbeller, Germany

03-08-2016 | 08:25:00
Charles Henry Ngueuga is a multilingual finance professional and Associate Partner at Fico Tonbeller, Germany. Charles will participate at the Amsterdam Business Networking Event on March 8.

Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Amsterdam - 8 March 2016

03-07-2016 | 14:16:00
The Amstel Hotel, located at the Amstel River in the heart of Amsterdam, is the perfect location to meet with top business professionals operating in Africa

[Interview] Gerrit van Doorn, CEO, Fair Business Institute, The Netherlands

03-07-2016 | 13:20:00
Gerrit van Doorn is CEO ofFair Business Institute, a resource for resolving business development and relationship challenges in Africa. Gerrit will participate in the Amsterdam Business Networking Event on March 8.