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Mall culture continues to take off in Nigeria

The world class Ikeja City Mall leads the way as mall culture takes off in Nigeria...

By Johan Haupt 13 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount...

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Senegal merchant solution Weebi expands across Africa

Senegalese startup Weebi, which operates a digital solution helping shopkeepers with bookkeeping, has expanded to Burkina Faso, Guinea, Gabon, Angola and Ethiopia, since launching last October...

By Tom Jackson 3 Jul 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa...

29 Jun 2017

Nigerian start-up, Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, the majority of payments are still being made in cash at the point of delivery...

26 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society...

5 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra

French sport equipment and sportswear company, Decathlon, has opened its first shop in Ghana, now the largest store in West Africa...

25 Apr 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

24 Apr 2017

Organic, eco-living store opens in Nigeria

A New Earth is a boutique supermarket that first opened its doors on July 1, 2009, in Beirut, Lebanon and is now in Nigeria...

3 Oct 2016

Assisted shopping platform VoomNow launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup VoomNow has launched its assisted shopping platform that enables users to shop and pay for all kinds of international products and services...

By Tom Jackson 21 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies...

7 Jul 2017

Nigerian male grooming market set for growth

African research company, Trendtype, conducted a comprehensive survey on the Nigerian male grooming market, and it predicts rapid growth...

25 May 2017

Dangote Flour Mills returns to profitability

Following its reacquisition from Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa, the Nigerian Dangote Flour Mills has returned to profitability after four years of losses...

13 Apr 2017

4th Addis Agrofood Exhibition in Ethiopia

The fourth International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events...

27 Sep 2016

Strong operations in West Africa lift Shoprite results

Shoprite's stronghold in West Africa helped the domestic retailer report better-than expected results in July, but the company has yet to successfully branch out in East Africa...

By Colleen Goko 22 Jul 2016

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