Features
[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.


[Column] Glenn Davies: AFRICA - The Richest Poorest place on Earth
08-30-2016 | 10:55:00
If you were asked to think of 3 words that best define Africa, would ‘wealthy’ be one of them? My Company’s been doing business in Africa now for a while, and can safely say it has not been easy.


[Column] Banjo Dominic: Investing in today’s West Africa
08-30-2016 | 10:35:00
Many West African countries are on the rise in globalization according to Wikipedia chart of 2015. Nigeria, until very recently overtaken by South Africa, had the largest GDP in Africa with a nominal value of $480.066 billion, making her the largest and the leading economy in Africa for a long time.


[Interview] Princess Onitilo, Founder, Tress Free, UK
08-18-2016 | 10:38:00
Born in South East London to a Sierra Leonean mother and Nigerian father, Princess Onitilo graduated with honours from Warwick University with a degree in Law and Sociology. And then her entrepreneurial spirit led her down a different path with the launch of Tress Free.


Nigeria’s Smartphone Users Spend 193minutes on Device Daily
08-17-2016 | 10:17:00
A new report has shown that an average smartphone user in Nigeria spends about 193 minutes on the device, either browsing, texting or making calls daily.


[Column] Chris Green: BREXIT and African Union relationships and future
08-17-2016 | 09:30:00
Financially it seems that Brexit has created the possibility of some form of economic changes in Africa. The African Union (AU) leaders have met to analyse the impact of this event and of course look at ways toward an even bigger continental integration of the continent and ways to benefit from this momentous event.


Increased Use of Objective Lenses in Imaging and Photography to Propel Objective Lens Market in Africa
08-11-2016 | 12:26:00
Market Research Hub (MRH) has added a new market intelligence report to its comprehensive collection of research studies, a 165-page research study titled “Objective Lens Markets in Africa to 2020.


Why Nigeria is the key mobile market in Africa
08-09-2016 | 13:06:00
African mobile marketing company Twinpine has launched a Nigerian mobile trend report, looking at how users are consuming data and using mobile, highlighting why Nigeria is the biggest and key mobile market in Africa.


[Column] Chioma Nnani: Make me your everything
08-08-2016 | 11:21:00
You know how they say "customer is king"? Well, some like to take it way too far - especially when they've not even become customers, yet.