Features
Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers - DHL
02-27-2017 | 10:13:28
International express services provider, DHL Express, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.


[Column] Korede Ologun: Nigeria’s Exchange Rate Policy - A Tale of Two Strings
02-23-2017 | 11:49:57
Nigeria’s exchange rate policy has been a blessing to some and a burden to many. Nigerians that earn in foreign currencies have had more than a 200% increase in their purchasing power in the last 2 years.


[Interview] Korede Ologun, Head, Research & Advisory, Helix Securities, Nigeria
02-16-2017 | 12:01:00
Korede Ologun of Helix Securities Limited interviews with Africa Business Communities on past and present economic situation in Nigeria:


44 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa survey say mobile data speeds will determine their next purchase
02-16-2017 | 11:40:44
Telecoms specialist adviser Analysys Mason has completed its annual series of Connected Consumer surveys analysing mobile customer behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa


[Interview] Kayode Olusola Lawal, CEO, Associate Box
02-09-2017 | 14:47:00
Kayode Olusola Lawal is CEO of Associate Box, a digital marketplace for African techies. Nigeria Business Communities interviews him:


[Column] Chioma Nnani: Your 90-day plan to a richer 2017
01-31-2017 | 12:44:24
I stopped making New Year resolutions some years ago. I'm one of those If you think something is wrong, why wait till a new year to try and fix it? kinda people.


[Column] Olumayowa Okediran: Banning Rice Importation in Nigeria is a wrong move. Here's Why
01-30-2017 | 16:45:00
The Federal Government of Nigeria’s plan to ban rice importation in the country by 2017 is ill-advised and would eventually backfire on its increasingly dire economy.


African tech startups funding rises 17% in 2016; South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya most popular investment destinations
01-24-2017 | 11:11:00
A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African continent raised $129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016.


[Interview] Dr. Urenna Onyewuchi, General Chair, 2016 IEEE PES Power Africa Conference
01-23-2017 | 12:00:00
Urenna Onyewuchi is Chair of the IEEE PES Power Africa Steering Committee and the Chair of 2016 IEEE PES Power Africa Conference. She leads a team of experienced PES members in steering IEEE PES activities in Africa, including the conference coming up in Ghana this year in June.


World Bank forecast for Nigeria in 2017
01-16-2017 | 11:10:22
The federal government of Nigeria believes substitute sources of revenue generation will grow the economy out of its current situation provided areas such as Agriculture and Manufacturing are ventured into passionately.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 10 trendy Online Course topics in 2017
12-27-2016 | 11:23:00
Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Demographic Development versus Educational needs in Africa
12-21-2016 | 10:51:00
Not a fun fact: There are 128 million school-aged children in sub-Sahara Africa; of these, 17 million children will never see a school.


[Column] Korede Ologun: Evaluating Economic Expansion for Nigeria
12-18-2016 | 10:23:56
The fiscal roadmap presented by the Finance Minister at the Lagos Business School Annual Dinner for 2016 is a broad spectrum of implicit ideas targeted at improving the status quo.


[Column] Partnering for impact: How government and the private sector can advance skills development in Africa
12-18-2016 | 10:12:00
Private sector participation needs to be viewed as not only valuable to education and skills development but as integral to it. At a national level, the private sector should be considered an essential partner in education planning and as advisors to Ministries of Education.


[Column] Chioma Nnani: Hype and Substance in Business
12-15-2016 | 09:59:00
So I was talking to someone who's really good at internet marketing and she was telling me that some people in my industry buy followers on social media, and how that's a really dumb thing to do.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Potential for M-Learning in Nigeria
12-13-2016 | 11:57:00
M-learning is particularly useful in countries where literacy rates are low, and where school children struggle to complete their education - whether due to poor school facilities, the prevalence of child labour or poor transport infrastructure making it hard for children physically to reach the classroom.


[Column] Chinedu Moghalu: Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action
12-13-2016 | 11:27:00
The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The US President-elect had earned the sobriquet of “climate denier,” for his claim that climate change is a hoax.


RiskMap 2017: West Africa - No smooth sailing in the “New normal”
12-13-2016 | 11:10:00
Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West Africa in 2017.


Reinventing community engagement: what Samsung has learned
11-28-2016 | 11:17:00
Despite the best intentions of major businesses, too many corporate social responsibility projects do not always deliver the expected outcomes intended.


African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018
11-24-2016 | 10:06:00
Travellers from four countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were surveyed, with those having flown in the past 24 months saying they would spend 24 percent more with the introduction of the passport.