Africa

News and Articles About Africa

5 Hot African Industries Investors Should Be Watching
Africa

5 Hot African Industries Investors Should Be Watching

As credit access and technology infrastructure improve, partnering with a multitude of African counterparts means business opportunities for you.
Konstantin Makarov
Africa: A New Business Frontier
Going Global

Africa: A New Business Frontier

There's a whole continent of largely untapped commercial potential in Africa.
Phil Gahn
Want a Great Way to Win Over Millennials in Africa's Emerging Markets?
Millennials

Want a Great Way to Win Over Millennials in Africa's Emerging Markets?

Millennials' values are going global. Respond by optimizing your company's horizontal management to meet their workplace needs.
Konstantin Makarov
How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business
Make More Happen

How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business

In a very short time period, South Africa has become a credible player in the worldwide wine marketplace.
Tracy Byrnes
Picking the Right Wine for Thanksgiving
Wines

Picking the Right Wine for Thanksgiving

Show your entrepreneurial spirit by drinking something unconventional on Thanksgiving.
Tracy Byrnes
5 Universal Truths About Entrepreneurship Learned From Rwandan Coffee Farmers
Radicals & Visionaries

5 Universal Truths About Entrepreneurship Learned From Rwandan Coffee Farmers

No two people will ever have the same journey but in the fundamentals, we all walk the same path.
Darrah Brustein
Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa
Performance Ignited

Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa

The move is part of the social giant's Internet.org initiative.
Entrepreneurs Tackle Pressing Problems at Startup Weekend Cape Town
Radicals & Visionaries

Entrepreneurs Tackle Pressing Problems at Startup Weekend Cape Town

The problems of daily life in impoverished South African townships inspire remarkable entrepreneurial ingenuity.
Andre Bourque
This Guy Makes Hipster Shoes in Africa. But Don't Call Him a Social Entrepreneur.
Social Entrepreneurs

This Guy Makes Hipster Shoes in Africa. But Don't Call Him a Social Entrepreneur.

Oliberte founder Tal Dehtiar sells handmade stylish sneaker-shoes. At the same time, he is demonstrating a new model of 'charity.'
Catherine Clifford
Meet the Mastermind Who Designs Private Jet Vacations for the Ultra Wealthy
Radicals & Visionaries

Meet the Mastermind Who Designs Private Jet Vacations for the Ultra Wealthy

Geoffrey Kent has created unique and rare excursions for Bill and Melinda Gates, Sting and other power players.
Laura Entis
When More Is Less: This Social Entrepreneur Says Social Entrepreneurship Is Often Smoke and Mirrors
Social Entrepreneurs

When More Is Less: This Social Entrepreneur Says Social Entrepreneurship Is Often Smoke and Mirrors

At a time when social entrepreneurs are hungry for eye-popping numbers -- things donated, lives changed -- Jacob Lief is going against the grain.
Catherine Clifford
U.N. Foundation Taps Ashish Thakkar to Channel His Entrepreneurial Expertise Towards Humanitarianism
Radicals & Visionaries

U.N. Foundation Taps Ashish Thakkar to Channel His Entrepreneurial Expertise Towards Humanitarianism

Thakkar, who founded a billion-dollar company in Uganda at age 15, has just been named chair of the U.N. Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.
Geoff Weiss
How the World's First Bitcoin Charity Is Harnessing the Cryptocurrency to Change Lives (VIDEO)
Radicals & Visionaries

How the World's First Bitcoin Charity Is Harnessing the Cryptocurrency to Change Lives (VIDEO)

BitGive, founded in 2013, partners with nonprofits in the public health and environmental sectors and solicits charitable donations from Bitcoin believers.
Geoff Weiss
This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of
Impact Investing

This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.
David Bank

Africa is the second-largest continent that is also the second-most populated. The land mass holds vast reserves of natural resources, yet just under 43 percent of its population lives in extreme poverty. Economic growth in Africa is generally slow, and corruption is bureaucratic. However, there are a host of increasing opportunities for entrepreneurs to bring new products and services to the developing.