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Will Africa’s Challenges be Solved by Silicon Valley?

Peter Kariuki and Barrett Nash, co-founders of SafeMotos, the Rwandan motorcycle taxi app, answer with a firm 'no.' Read why.

/ June 2017

How Homegrown Innovation is Solving Many Of Africa’s Most Pressing Challenges

SAP Africa's Managing Director writes that despite recent headwinds to the 'Africa Rising' narrative, African enterprises continue to innovate and solve "transformational" problems.

/ June 2017

African Businesses Win by Understanding Base of Pyramid Consumers

MeTL Group's CEO provides a brief overview of one key African business trend: firms profitably serving low-income, bottom of the pyramid (BOP) consumers.

/ June 2017

No African Companies Among World’s Most Valuable Brands

African companies are scarce amongst the world’s 100 most valuable brands, and US tech companies dominate the top 5. Read why data & brand value matter.

/ June 2017

African Innovators Should Look East, Not West, For Business Model Inspiration

Many enterprises in China, India, & other Eastern markets have developed successful yet unique business models. Read why innovators in Africa should be paying attention.

/ June 2017

Mobile Unleashes Africa’s Small Business

Facebook's Head of Africa discusses why the rise of the mobile internet matters for small and emerging businesses in Africa.

/ June 2017