Boko Haram – Nigeria’s PR Counter Offensive

The Nigerian government is deeply concerned about their image in the world.  Their number one image concern at the moment is the Boko Haram terrorist group that has taken the lives of many Nigerians and caused many prospective investors to delay their entry into the largest marketplace on the African continent. The government has sent […]

Kenya’s produce purchasing agents ride innovation wave

In 2010 John Waibochi, the founder, CEO, and chief innovator at Virtual City Group in Kenya, won the Nokia Growth Economy Venture Challenge. The award brought his company a US$1 million cash prize. Yet the recognition is not a laurel on which he wants his company to rest. Waibochi says that Virtual City Group has […]

6 African Technology Innovations that are Changing Lives

African technology innovations are not mere gadgets.  They are life enhancing tools that contribute to a more productive economy and improvements in quality of African people.  African entrepreneurs who are leading the charge in the technological revolution are also creating  jobs and new income streams. Here are just six examples of quality, life changing innovations […]

Innovation in Africa: Safe Farming

Africa’s small scale farmers place all their hopes of harvest on rain. With the recent changes in weather patterns many of them have experienced low or no yields at all from hundreds of hours back aching labour in their fields. Some become discouraged and cultivate less of their land. That is all changing for a […]

IBM Believes in Kenyan IT Sector – Opens Research Lab

IBM (International Business Machines) has recognized Kenya as an outstanding venue for technology advancement by opening its newest research center in the country’s capital, Nairobi.  Kenya has been a hotbed of technological growth.  The Kenyan IT sector is expanding rapidly and young entrepreneurs are bringing innovations to market monthly.  IBM’s decision is sure to draw […]

Cultural Fit Important in African Ventures

African Business Case Study Your interest in starting a business or project in Africa is not unique these days.  There are many players moving their operations or expanding into Africa.  The chief reason is the expanding economies of the region.  The International Monetary Fund, the leader in international economic indicators and projections, predicts the economy […]

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