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.

How Mobile Banking is Transforming Africa
11-15-2016 | 12:33:00
Imagine you live in a small village in rural Kenya. Your daughter attends university in Nairobi and needs financial support to buy textbooks and pay her rent. How do you send her money if you, like many Kenyans, don’t have a bank account or internet access?

The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa
11-15-2016 | 12:20:00
The Employment & Benefits team at pan-African law firm, Bowmans, has put together a Guide covering the employment consequences in business transfers in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

[Column] Ugo Arinzeh: London - an attractive real estate destination for Nigerians
11-14-2016 | 12:54:00
In 2014, Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy, reflecting a decade of sustained economic growth based on a more diverse, service-orientated economy that is less reliant on oil revenue.

Prolific networkers are more likely to experience entrepreneurial success – The Economist
11-10-2016 | 12:30:00
New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as incubators and accelerators.

What makes a law firm a success in Africa?
11-10-2016 | 11:00:00
There are a variety of different ways in which a law firm can measure its success, depending on the perspective taken. If law firms have the expertise that their clients need, when their clients need it, in the location that their clients operate in, then they are positioned to succeed.

[Column] Brett Parker: African Tech sector already exceeding expectations
11-08-2016 | 12:53:00
Forget bootstraps, Africa is a continent dragging itself up by its code strings to become a global player - but it needs more software developers

Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth miracle and protect the climate, says new report
11-07-2016 | 11:18:00
Economic transformation can revive Africa’s growth rates while promoting development and climate goals, according to a new report from the New Climate Economy.

"Nigeria is one of the Most Globally Connected Countries" - Western Union
11-03-2016 | 11:27:00
Nigeria is one of the most connected countries in the world when it comes to receiving and sending money, according to The Western Union Company, a global leader in global payment services.

Technology, innovation needed to drive agricultural revolution in Africa
11-01-2016 | 12:30:00
The African Development Bank’s agenda for transforming Africa’s agriculture was lauded at the 5th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference held in Seoul, South Korea’s capital.

New Report Shows How Africa’s Electricity Providers Can Be Profitable and Still Make Electricity Affordable
10-31-2016 | 11:31:00
A new World Bank study outlines how Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make electricity access affordable for the poor.

[Column] Chioma Nnani: Make or Break for Nigerian Businesses
10-27-2016 | 11:25:00
There are different sorts and levels of customer service that a person can get in Nigeria. Some will leave you biting your fingers and swearing by everything that is important to you, never to patronise them again. And the rest will blow your mind.

[Column] Brett Parker, MD, SAP Africa: How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa
10-13-2016 | 13:01:00
In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa's Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

Crowdfunding gains momentum in Africa
09-26-2016 | 15:18:00
Community-based financial solidarity and fundraising are an integral part of the African culture and traditions. Across Africa, communities are accustomed to pooling funds to support various charity-focused, social and economic local projects.

[Column] Brett Parker, MD SAP Africa: Ambition and opportunity in IT in Africa
09-12-2016 | 13:14:00
The potential gains to be made from the rapid growth of the African digital economy cannot be overstated. An estimated 360 million mobile devices, $75billion in annual e-commerce sales and a $300billion internet-driven boost to GDP is forecast by 2025.

Africa Works! 2016: How to finance a company in Africa
09-08-2016 | 12:03:00
Africa Works!, the largest event in The Netherlands that focuses on doing business in Africa, will take place in November under the theme ‘Innovation in finance.’

[Interview] Ganiyat Alli: Founder, Nigerian Diaspora Male & Female Pageant, UK
09-05-2016 | 13:45:00
Ganiyat Alli is a woman on a mission to unite the Nigerian Diaspora in the UK. The 27 year old entrepreneur has the ambition and drive to make a difference in the Nigerian Diaspora community through the Mr & Miss Nigeria UK pageant.

[Column] Chioma Nnani: The God Business in Nigeria
09-05-2016 | 12:55:00
I mentioned earlier – I think it was in a publicity interview – how I will back out of any deal where any soul dares mention god/Jesus/any religious variation.