Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, might resign as Chairman of state oil firm Sonangol before Angola’s General Elections in August. The Expresso, a Portuguese newspaper, which quoted an anonymous
Next week, I will publish the annual list of the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa – a list of 30 entrepreneurs who are all under 35 and making the most dramatic impact in business in Africa.
The process of obtaining a Nigerian visa has been likened to a “camel passing through the eye of a needle.” To visit, foreigners need to successfully navigate a maze of paperwork both before and after
Fruit and flowers are the focus of a new commercial farming venture in the central region of Lesotho. The farm is the result of a World Bank pilot programme, which gives smallholders money to buy a stake
Weaving in and out of Dar es Salaam’s grating midday traffic in her chauffeured white Mercedes S550, Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe, a svelte 38-year-old beauty, is transfixed by an image of a dining set on her
One commodity that has been showing signs of recovery recently is copper. In early 2016, the metal was fetching half the price it did in 2012. However, the market seems to be staging a remarkable come-back,
Suzie Wokabi is one of Kenya’s most exceptional female entrepreneurs. Eight years ago, she founded Suziebeauty, Kenya’s leading indigenous cosmetics brand after a successful career as a television make-up
Bethlehem Alemu's shoes have been sold worldwide by Amazon (AMZN), Urban Outfitters (URBN) and Whole Foods (WFM). When she started her business the Ethiopian accountant had much more modest ambitions.
Fatigue may be setting in for some Western investors’ interest in African innovation, particularly those that have yet to reap rewards to brag about. Even a star company like Nigeria’s online retailer
(CNN) — Near Africa's horn on the easternmost part of the continent, a shiny new electric railway runs alongside an old abandoned track through both arid desert and green highlands. Some 750 kilometres