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[Startup Interview] Axel Peyriere, Co-Founder, AfricarGroup
08-15-2017 | 13:03:00
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent.


[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria
08-10-2017 | 10:57:59
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.


[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Nigerian Economic Recovery through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy
08-01-2017 | 13:26:46
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.


[Startup Interview] Damian Avar, Founder, DoctorsHub, Nigeria
08-01-2017 | 08:30:00
Damian Avar is a medical doctor, social entrepreneur and health business consultant. He founded DoctorsHub Nigeria, a digital-based, simplfied platform to access medical consultation for Nigerians.


[Startup Interview] Chika Uzor, Founder, GlamAfric, Nigeria
07-26-2017 | 07:30:00
Chika Uzor is the brains behind a Nigeria based entity keen on addressing the problems faced by women of colour face in makeup, beauty and wellness.


[Startup Interview] Lola Ekugo, Founder, Transthat, Nigeria
07-20-2017 | 12:34:00
Lola Ekugo runs an online business that connects travelers and people in Nigeria who want to buy items abroad or transport documents from abroad. It has become an instant hit for providing a fast, safe and reliable alternative to the traditional shipping methods that are expensive and time consuming.


[Startup Interview] Josh Okpata, Founder and CEO, Eazyhire, Nigeria
07-13-2017 | 12:40:00
Eazyhire is Africa's leading peer to peer lease platform. On Eazyhire anyone can put up items they own for other people and businesses to lease them.


[Column] Korede Ologun: What African countries learn from Ethiopia and its economic success
07-05-2017 | 14:24:40
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges.


[Column] Tony Elumelu: Demystifying African Business Myths
07-03-2017 | 10:30:00
Though the story line on Africa has progressed – it is no longer about “saving” Africa, but how best to promote investments in Africa – there is still work to be done to tackle inaccurate information about Africa that persists in mainstream media.


[Column] Brett Parker: How homegrown innovation is solving many of Africa's most pressing challenges
06-09-2017 | 11:23:02
New technologies are gaining traction across the keystone continent. Nigerian businesses are among the fastest adopters of Cloud in the world.


Hotel development in Africa on steady rise, despite challenges - W Hospitality Group survey
06-01-2017 | 12:40:00
Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 per cent increase in 2017.


Nigerians Speak on 18 Years of Uninterrupted Democracy
05-30-2017 | 11:04:42
Most Nigerians observed yesterday that democracy has proved to be the best system of government for the country, despite its challenges.


MBA retains pole position as post-grad choice for Africa execs - Jack Hammer
05-24-2017 | 09:30:00
Top African leaders outside of South Africa overwhelmingly still opt for pursuing an MBA, counter to local trends which are increasingly seeing senior executives opt for other post-graduate qualifications.


[Column] Magnus Nmonwu: Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer
05-23-2017 | 11:13:00
The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise.


Infrastructure summit calls for bolder action from private sector to reduce Africa's infrastructure deficit
05-23-2017 | 10:06:23
Africa's premier infrastructure summit has opened in Abuja, Nigeria. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of AFC, said: "In 2014 we held our inaugural African infrastructure summit, bringing together our expertise, knowledge and experience in infrastructure financing.


Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings - PwC
05-04-2017 | 09:57:19
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent.


Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report
05-03-2017 | 09:27:28
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.


[Opinion Piece] Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa
04-27-2017 | 09:56:00
This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.


Economic Growth in Africa is on the Upswing Following a Sharp Slowdown - World Bank
04-20-2017 | 11:28:00
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank.


Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes
04-14-2017 | 09:38:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.