Publication: How We Made It In Africa

First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the Boss: Terry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya

‘Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series in which we pose 10 questions to business leaders across the continent.Terry MungaiTerry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya1. What was your first job?At 18 I packed flour at a milling company. That ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing in key African markets

South African alcoholic beverages company Distell is setting up local manufacturing facilities in key African markets in an effort to keep its prices down in a more competitive landscape.Richard RushtonA few months ago Distell unveiled a new bottling ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Meet Africa’s top young entrepreneurs for 2014

The top 12 finalists have been announced for the 2014 Anzisha Prize . The competition recognises and celebrates African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 who are using business to solve problems in their communities. The top three winners will ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set up restaurant in Nairobi

Dubai is one of the world’s most popular business hubs with its state-of-the-art infrastructure. Over the last three decades the city has transformed from a desert into a technologically advanced business centre in the Middle East.Sadiq and Safyah Su ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)

‘Meet the Boss’ is a  How we made it in Africa  interview series in which we pose 10 questions to business leaders across the continent.Francis KibhisaFrancis Kibhisa, founder and MD, Rex Energy (Tanzania)1. What was your first job?I was employed by BP ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

How Kenya’s Terry Mungai built her beauty empire

Terry Mungai is a renowned entrepreneur in Kenya’s beauty industry, running a chain of high-end salon and beauty shops, a training institute and a beauty pageant. She ventured into the industry in the 1990s after a purchasing a salon in Nairobi.Terry ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
Entities: Kenya, Nairobi, Training
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital emerges from the shadow of war

Two years ago I was mugged on the street near Abidjan’s glimmering lagoon in the city centre. When I went to the police station to report the theft, I was taken aback when the officer on duty whispered to me, “Must have been a northerner. They’ve taken ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

South Africans Johan Kilian and Lukas Loots had worked together for 30 years at railway company Transnet before deciding to leave their jobs and become Pie City franchisees. The fast food brand manufactures and sells pies, fruit juices and pizzas.Johan ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

In 2000 there were just 10m mobile phone subscribers in Africa. The industry was just picking up and the pricey gadgets were still a preserve of the rich. And although it was thought the industry had positive prospects, few people anticipated the kind ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

In January this year, Tanzanian solar solutions company Rex Energy launched a solar powered charger for mobile phones to address the needs of people living off the grid.Rex Energy founder, Francis Kibhisa, was recognised at the recent Frost & Sullivan ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Kenyan CEO attributes business success to lessons learnt from father

There are numerous examples of Asian-owned businesses in East Africa that started as small entities decades ago and have grown to become multi-million dollar regional enterprises. Younger generations have picked up from their parents and helped to expand ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Africa’s middle class might be smaller than previously thought

Africa’s growing middle class has inspired much of the renewed business interest in the continent over the past years. However, a recent report authored by Standard Bank economist Simon Freemantle suggests the region’s middle class is smaller than formerly ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]

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Meet the Boss: Terry Mungai, CEO, Ashleys Kenya [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
Liquor giant replacing imports with local manuf... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
Meet Africa’s top young entrepreneurs for 2014 [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 29 2014]
Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set u... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
Meet the Boss: Francis Kibhisa, MD, Rex Energy ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
How Kenya’s Terry Mungai built her beauty empire [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 28 2014]
Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital emerges from t... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 27 2014]
Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: P... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 27 2014]
How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 26 2014]
Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy mode... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 26 2014]
Kenyan CEO attributes business success to lesso... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
Africa’s middle class might be smaller than pre... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
Business in Africa based on personal relationsh... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
Get in the Ring: the Investment Battle of Afric... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
Hospitality and Foodbiz West Africa: 9–11 Septe... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 25 2014]
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Profit vs non-profit: Why this Ugandan enterpri... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Aug 22 2014]
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