Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: National Wage Policy: The Next step for Kenya

05-04-2018 | 06:02:00
In 2016, the Kenya Tea Growers Association decried the uncertain future of investment in tea, due to the rising costs of labour.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Protectionism is the greatest threat to free trade in Africa

05-03-2018 | 09:11:00
The recent decision by Nigeria not to put pen to paper on African Continental Free Trade Area, a continental trade pact that is set to revolutionize how African countries trade with each other, caught everyone by surprise.

Complimentary map: Airport project opportunities in Africa

05-02-2018 | 10:06:00
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it

[Vacancy] Freelance African Tech Journalist

05-01-2018 | 17:44:26
Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Congo and OPEC - A marriage of mutual need

05-01-2018 | 08:17:00
The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse; and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country would no longer be sitting on the side lines, suffering the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why investing in manufacturing makes economic sense

05-01-2018 | 08:10:10
Manufacturing has the potential to spark productivity more than any other sector in the economy.

[Column] Christian Mahncke: South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

04-30-2018 | 09:29:00
Research shows that 93% of South African companies are developing a cloud strategy, and are either in the implementation stage, or in the planning stage, of their cloud journey.

[Interview] Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Executives in Africa, UK

04-26-2018 | 11:46:00
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Toward Future Smart Cities; lessons from around the world

04-26-2018 | 08:19:11
Historically, the growth of cities and their development has always been haphazard. For instance, the growth of Nairobi was based on the needs of the then new railway line that ran through to the port of Mombasa.

[Column] Kieran Whyte: Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:15:00
Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent, and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news.

[Column] Ashok Shah: Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:04:00
The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its delivery in the continent.

[Column] Jim Ovia: Fintech and the future of the Nigerian Banking Industry

04-23-2018 | 09:32:00
With the saturation of the mobile phone market in Nigeria and the advent of Financial Technology startups (FINTECH) in the financial services industry, the Nigerian polity has witnessed higher financial inclusion amongst the underbanked and unbanked.

[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda

04-23-2018 | 09:00:00
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?

04-20-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.

[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality

04-20-2018 | 06:05:00
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.

[Column] Kehad Snydewel: Our work and lives 'smartified' by the Internet of Things

04-19-2018 | 18:10:00
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians.Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Mining in Sub Saharan Africa: Bane or blessing?

04-18-2018 | 13:08:09
Sub Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a mining hub as more countries in the region continue discovering lucrative resources and minerals that have catapulted them to international limelight while seeing numerous investors pitch tent.

[Column] Hannes Venter: Tomorrow's smart cities will need equally smart utilities

04-18-2018 | 11:05:00
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.

[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business

04-16-2018 | 10:13:00
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.

[Column] Dominique Collett: Regtech - the new fintech, driven by complex financial regulations

04-10-2018 | 09:03:00
“There are three elements driving interest in regulatory technology (regtech) in South Africa and abroad, explains Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and head of AlphaCode, a club for fintech entrepreneurs.