Publication: How We Made It In Africa

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Random reflections from a week in Lusaka

The flight was full from Johannesburg to Lusaka. Just a two hour trip and I was peeking past the wing of the plane to get my first glimpse of Lusaka as we burst through a ceiling of clouds. Large circles of green irrigated crops. A few constellations ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Ethiopia ‘quite different’ from other African countries, says Swedish entrepreneur

Ethiopia is home to the biggest population of cattle in Africa. The leather and textile industry is central to the economy of the East African nation and has attracted millions of dollars in foreign investment. There are over 230 textile and garment factories ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 20 hours ago]
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Gulf region wants to export its expertise to Africa

The Gulf region is actively working to strengthen its business relationship with Africa.Essa Ali AlZaabiThe Dubai Chamber, the emirate’s business promotion agency, is this week hosting a number of African government and business leaders for the Africa ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Franchising: red flags and opportunities

Homegrown and international franchises are increasingly stepping up their presence in Africa to tap into opportunities driven by the rising population and spending power. Food brands, for instance from the US, UAE, South Africa and Zimbabwe, have used ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s most popular fashion companies

The desirable fabrics of Dutch company Vlisco Group have been at the heart of West Africa’s fashion trade since 1846. The customer-centric company is now using brand identity to accelerate its growth. KPMG’s High growth markets magazine looks at the story ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
Entities: FAR, Ghana, Private Equity
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Divine Ndhlukula’s 10 steps to grow a successful enterprise

“I got the idea thanks to a gap I saw in the market,” said Divine Ndhlukula during her keynote speech at the 2014 Anzisha Prize awards ceremony this week, where 12 of Africa’s top young entrepreneurs were honoured in Johannesburg.Divine NdhlukulaNdhlukula ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers with innovative packaging

Bayer CropScience, a division of the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant, is hoping to win over small-scale farmers in Africa with smaller pack sizes.The company has identified small-scale farmers as a priority as it expands its presence in sub-Saharan ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the Boss: Alastair Cavenagh, businessman, Kenya

‘Meet the Boss’ is a How we made it in Africa interview series where we pose 10 questions to business leaders across the continent .Alastair CavenaghAlastair Cavenagh, businessman, Kenya1. What was your first job?My first job was as a junior trainee tea ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

US crop protection products and technology manufacturer Dow AgroSciences is expanding its presence in Africa to tap into the continent’s potential in agriculture. Dow previously operated in a handful of African countries through distributors, but is now ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their tower infrastructure

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry and examining how it is changing the way business is being done on the continent.MTN has reached an agreement in principle with IHS ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

How to market your business in the world’s last growth frontier – Africa

Delivered by DHLSumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express sub-Saharan AfricaAt no time in recent years has there been as much optimism about the various opportunities for businesses in Africa. Yet, successfully marketing a brand across such ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

Meet the Boss: Jabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.

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.Jabu BasopoJabu Basopo, GM Southern and East Africa, Visa Inc.1. What was your first job?I was a teacher. There was a ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 02 2014]

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Random reflections from a week in Lusaka [Published How We Made It In Africa - 17 hours ago]
Ethiopia ‘quite different’ from other African c... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 20 hours ago]
Gulf region wants to export its expertise to Af... [Published How We Made It In Africa - 20 hours ago]
Franchising: red flags and opportunities [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 29 2014]
How Dutch-based Vlisco became one of Africa’s m... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
Meet the Boss: Alastair Cavenagh, businessman, ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
Bayer targeting African small-scale farmers wit... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
Divine Ndhlukula’s 10 steps to grow a successfu... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 26 2014]
US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow A... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their to... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
How to market your business in the world’s last... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Meet the Boss: Stefan Joselowitz, founder and C... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 23 2014]
Business lessons from Kenyan rally champion [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 23 2014]
West Africa’s three up-and-coming investment ci... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 23 2014]
Westgate one year on: Entrepreneurs recount the... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 22 2014]
Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers sh... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 22 2014]
Nairobi Java House CEO shares secrets behind ch... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 22 2014]
Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to yo... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 19 2014]
Navigating tax uncertainty in Africa [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 19 2014]
On the road with DHL: Exploring Lusaka’s indust... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 18 2014]
Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to educa... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 18 2014]
People on the move: Austine Odhiambo, Retail Ne... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 18 2014]
African CEOs are in the mood for partnerships [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 17 2014]
Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 17 2014]
From Egypt to Zimbabwe: Seeing profits where ot... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 17 2014]
How Java became East Africa’s largest coffee chain [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 16 2014]
Why it’s prime time to invest in Egypt now [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 16 2014]
Meet the Boss: Kevin Ashley, CEO, Nairobi Java ... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 15 2014]
Facebook in Africa: A mobile story [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 15 2014]
Mark Mobius: The role of technology in accelera... [Published How We Made It In Africa - Sep 15 2014]
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