Publication: How We Made It In Africa

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Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

US-based private equity firm Carlyle Group has seen greater than expected investor interest in a fund focused solely on sub-Saharan Africa.The Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund last week closed at US$698m, almost $200m above its original target of $500 ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Seven South African tech startups hoping to grab your attention

Last night, 88mph, the seed fund and three month accelerator programme operating out of Cape Town, Nairobi and soon to be Lagos, hosted an investor day in which its seven tech startups selected for the Cape Town programme pitched their businesses to ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

DHL Africa’s success streak continues

Having won multiple awards for its work in Africa in 2013, DHL Express has once again been recognised for various achievements in the region, highlighting its continued investment and commitment to developing and improving customer service and human talent ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: DHL Express, Silver, Namibia
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but don’t expect a quick buck

Now that Nigeria is officially Africa’s biggest economy, some companies are certainly toying with the idea of entering the West African country.However, those investing in Nigeria should be in it for the long haul and thoroughly do their homework.A recent ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

From New York to Lagos: The inspiration behind a new taxi app in Nigeria

Lagos-born Bankole Cardoso is the 25-year-old co-founder and CEO of Easy Taxi Nigeria, a free smartphone taxi app service. Inspired by the efficient taxi services witnessed during his 12 years studying and working in the UK and US (including New York ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural potential

Pages: 1 2Agriculture holds the key to broad-based economic growth, poverty reduction and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. This is according to Deutsche Bank senior analyst  Claire Schaffnit-Chatterjee, in her report on agriculture for the bank. The ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Private equity firm backing affordable housing projects in Africa

The US$41.5m Pan African Housing Fund (PAHF) is in the advanced stages of completing a series of deals in East Africa through which it hopes to spur the development of affordable housing.The fund, managed by sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity firm ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in by an orphanage and sponsored to go to school.When he completed his studies, Mwendele felt frustrated ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Takeaways big business as Famous Brands expands across East Africa

South African restaurant franchise group Famous Brands plans to introduce new restaurant chains in the Kenyan market in 2015 to get a bigger share of a growing industry, driven by the rapidly expanding middle class.Kenya’s hotel and restaurant sector ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Why a former doctor decided to start an online supermarket in Nigeria

Dr Olumide Olusanya is a former medical doctor who started an online supermarket in Nigeria, Gloo.ng. Originally called BuyCommonThings.com, Olusanya decided to change the name last year in an effort to make the brand catchier and “stick” with its cu ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Using the high-end health market for regional integration in Africa

The global medical tourism market has been estimated at US$10.5bn in 2012 and is projected to grow to $32.5bn by 2019. While there are uncertainties about the total number of medical tourists globally (as distinct from spa and wellness tourists), increasingly ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Gossy Ukanwoke – Nigeria’s online university pioneer

Every year large numbers of aspiring students are turned away from Nigeria’s universities due to the limited spaces available.To address this problem, Gossy Ukanwoke started the Beni American University (BAU) that offers 12-week online academic courses ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]

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"As much as I do use my instinct, I also take calculated risks" says South African businessman
"We are looking for young people who have that intelligence, that drive, that hunger and that passion for what they are doing."
"I don’t think you have a region in the world with a bigger opportunity than Africa,” says agribusiness boss."

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Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 12 hours ago]
Seven South African tech startups hoping to gra... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but d... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
DHL Africa’s success streak continues [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 17 2014]
Six ways Africa can unlock its agricultural pot... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
From New York to Lagos: The inspiration behind ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
How David Mwendele is making money to fund his ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
Private equity firm backing affordable housing ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 16 2014]
Using the high-end health market for regional i... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
Why a former doctor decided to start an online ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
Takeaways big business as Famous Brands expands... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
Gossy Ukanwoke – Nigeria’s online university pi... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 15 2014]
Africa’s middle class boasts high returns in co... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 14 2014]
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The challenge of translation in Africa [Published How We Made It In Africa - Apr 14 2014]
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