Features
[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria
04-06-2017 | 13:42:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.


[Column] Jaco Lotz: Growth in middle class drives private education boom in Africa
04-04-2017 | 14:44:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.


The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers - Professor Mark Graham
03-28-2017 | 10:00:00
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.


Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President
03-27-2017 | 11:43:00
Labour was competitive in Africa but was not a tradable asset, the President noted, adding, “at this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.


[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Edtech - A growth area for Africa
03-20-2017 | 10:56:38
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.


Samsung emerges Africa’s most admired brand
03-06-2017 | 11:01:21
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.


[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Africa challenges to Africa development
03-06-2017 | 10:40:25
The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated.


[Column] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat: Visible shift from expat to local for multinational leadership teams in Africa
02-28-2017 | 12:01:21
Global multinationals throughout Africa are increasingly filling their top leadership teams with executives from the continent – a move away from the historical trend of appointing mostly expats to key positions.


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.