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From Sudan to Senegal, Africa's head-turning new airports...with a helping hand from Chinese friends

EVEN though Africa accounts for about 15% of the world’s human population, its air traffic handles only 2.85% of air passengers. It is also home to …

Africa

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design
Africa

I had a farm in Africa

CHURCHILLIAN is seldom an adjective used to describe Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose ponderous parliamentary speeches are so irresistibly …

South Africa

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

The SASB Foundation has background data for the materiality map beyond what is publicly available (including the data seen in the below image). Such …

Accounting

Friendship by Arthur Christopher Benson | The Art of Manliness

Some philosophers have devoted time and thought to tracing backwards all our emotions to their primal origin; and it is undoubtedly true that in the …

BitPesa

<b>Importers and Exporters</b><p>Send and receive payments in multiple currencies<br>• African and International currencies in the amounts you need to pay suppliers …

Outsourcing

Kenyan Banks made Sh141 billion in pre-tax profits in 2014 up from Sh124 billion in 2013 via @CbkKenya http://t.co/vbuCltHwbk

The mobile operator launched the service as part of its 17th anniversary celebration.

Botswana’s first mobile network operator, Mascom has launched the next generation of mobile broadband technology, 4G/LTE, as part of the company’s …

Malawi's expensive mobile phone habit

<b>One of the first things to strike a visitor to Malawi is the huge number of advertisements put up by mobile phone companies marketing their products.</b><p>"Muli bwanji? (How are you?)" reads one of the huge red billboards in the local language Chichewa.<p>Another colourful one shows the picture of a jet …

Central African Republic

Why Africa may be on the verge of an Internet boom

At a processing center outside of Portland, Oregon, Christine Wigham preps boxes of Brooks Brothers dress shoes and Macy’s (M) handbags for shipment …

Africa

Top Seven Cities for Doing Business in Africa - Ventures Africa

It’s pretty hard to miss the buzz that has been on about the African economy, with large markets and a huge consumer market-base, Africa has become …

Africa

The $1 Lightning cable that's still half as good as the real thing

How do you make an iPhone Lightning cable at a tenth of the price of what Apple charges? In short, you can't. Cupertino holds claim to the design patents, not to mention that there's an authenticator chip built into the cable, which means Apple can charge to license out the design (in turn bumping …

International law firms try to crack Kenyan market

When some of the world’s biggest law firms start circling your borders, you know your country’s on the up and up. Baker & McKenzie, which with more …

Africa

Google Glass Failed Because It Just Wasn’t Cool

It was hailed as the greatest product since the iPod … the wheel … the car. Instead, it turned out to be more like New Coke or the Segway. So what went wrong with Google Glass?<p>It’s not that Google Glass looked absurd — people wear silly fashions every day. It’s not that it was overpriced — people …

Google Glass

Luxury Holidays Tanzania | Beach Safari Holidays

Whether you’re an adventure junkie or just like a little bit of a kick now and again, Tanzania has plenty of adventure options, from …

Luxury Lifestyle

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

5 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Elsie Kanza<p>It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa’s rise: despite solid economic growth and progress in …

Economic Development