Spotlight: Ideas & Perspectives

Expert opinions & narratives from business leaders in Africa & beyond that have potential for impact across the continent.

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

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