#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

LOME, Togo - Ecobank has launched mVisa across 33 African Countries. Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa delivers instant, secure, cashless payment for goods and services by allowing customers to scan a QR code on a smartphone or enter a unique merchant identifying code into either a feature phone or smartphone.

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

When it comes to digitisation, the travel industry offers a complex environment. Companies who do not specialise in travel find it difficult to enter the market, as direct access to the offers of airlines, hotels and other service providers would require negotiations with every single player.

11 Oct 2017

Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain
Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain

Claridges in London, editor in chief Lionel Barber conducted a candid public conversation with successful business leader, Aliko Dangote, at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit. Mastering detailed production statistics and highly-compelling demographics on promising sectors of the African economy, Dangote outlined the key to his success: self-sufficiency and backward integration, a manufacturing strategy that extracts value from entire processes.

10 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

NAIROBI, Kenya - Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya. The move comes after Mr Price Group Limited approached Deacons EA with a proposal to purchase the franchise.

10 Oct 2017