Africa’s 2015 Reality and a New Iteration of You

Some times my own words do not taste so sweet. I remember back in the 1980s, while living in Kenya, I told a group of non-profit workers that the big corporations and western business people have invaded the continent to rob poor Africans. They had come to seek profit and not raise the standard of […]

African Investment Marketplace – Know the Realities

All marketplaces are not equal.  There are subtle and large, earth shaking differences between the African market for your goods and services and the environment where you hatched and nurtured you parent business. If you are planning to offer your products or services in Africa, then you will do well to know all the ways […]

Starting a Business in Africa? Learn the Culture

Acquiring a knowledge of African culture is an important ingredient  contributing to the success of starting a business in Africa.  The marketing and managing of your goods and services in will be greatly enhanced by knowing how people relate to each other in their daily lives and in the business world.  Not just any African […]

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 […]

Small-Scale, Prototyping Key to Lowering Risk

There is risk in initiating a new project or business.  Expats, like you, setting up something new in Africa will face even greater risks than starting something in your home country.   Corruption is everywhere and lack of trained staff can cause some problems.  Yet, most expats beginning new works in Africa have seen the lack […]

3 Discussions Forums for Expats Living in Africa

Online Forums for Expats Living in Africa   So you are headed to Africa to embark on a new phase of your life. You want understand what living in this new environment will be like.   There are tourist guidebooks galore, but you are not a tourist.  You have a project to begin or a business […]

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