Today, many people are earning way more than what they were earning at their first jobs but can’t seem to grasp why they are even in debt. By Tunde Andrews I wrote an article on the privilege of saving for the average Nigerian, and while reading through some of the comments, I noticed one from Ada who felt the article was incomplete as...
Before now, the export business was a ‘no go’ area for many entrepreneurs around the world. This was due to the many bureaucracies that were involved and the seemly perception that if a person was into international trade, then the person would either worth at least one million dollars or have top government connections. However, the story has changed. Today...
For some African startups, the impact of COVID-19 led to pay cuts, layoffs, and furloughs. However, African businesses are not the only business involved with such operations. For example, the new generation mega billion-dollar startups; Silicon Valley, and three marquee San Francisco tech companies namely; Uber, Airbnb, and Lyft, have, in the last few days, cut thousands of jobs, in...
By Miracle Nwankwo The sustainable development goals 3, prioritizes neonatal and maternal health which gives volume to the fact that the lives of women and infants are valuable. On this account, a woman in West Africa chose to sacrifice her time and energy for the safety of mothers and infants at childbirth. It all began in 2011 when Adepeju Jaiyeoba lost...
Nigerian UK-trained medical doctor and founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr Ola Brown recently developed a special walk-in COVID-19 testing booth that can save many lives and a lot of money too. This mobile testing booth has the potential to cut down on the use of single-use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which are, anyway, in short supply. With this, the doctor/...
Africa has the world’s fastest-growing beer market. The USD 13 Bn industry is buoyed by urbanization, a growing young population and the expansion of the continent’s middle class. According to sector analysis, the African beer market will grow at a 5 percent rate until 2020, compared to 3 percent in Asia and 1 percent in Europe. It will have a...
One thing about successful business people is that we only see their victories; we don’t see their struggles. We see the green on the other side, but believe me, someone does the weeding. Anna Phosa was born in the rural village of Boukenhouthoek, a small village situated in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Phosa’s father died a few years earlier,...
The global population is rapidly increasing, so there is a need to increase global food production to meet the growing population needs. Although maize is one of the most important and widely cultivated staple crops in sub-Saharan Africa, yields have been significantly low in many countries. However, research has shown that gender has significant impacts on agricultural activities. One...
By Aditi Maheshwari The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business. The new app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols. Based on industry designed tourism protocols, South Africa has received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s...
A report from Deutesche Welle reveals that African entrepreneurs are the hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis in Germany. According to the report, Africans who own stores and hairdressers or produce music in Germany also makes for a vibrant subculture, as the country now faces the COVID-19, the outlook is bleak for the Afro-German business community. On any normal day at...

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