The African continent’s telecommunications industry has enormous potential for growth, and senior level executives from major corporates around the world are getting a taste of the size of this market at the Next Generation Telecoms Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
• Mobile opportunities in Africa
Although it’s been less than a year since Kenya Airways introduced daily flights to Juba, the capital of Southern Sudan, business is booming for the East African nation’s carrier as passengers flock to vote or observe the referendum currently on the go there.
• Sudan brews its own beer industry
“Chris Rock jokes that if you want to hide something from a black person, put it in a book. Let’s prove him wrong and let’s get reading, sistas!” That's the call from Sis’ Nolly of Nollybooks, a new romance imprint aiming to make readers out of young black women.
• Crime lit in South Africa - a new phenomenon
The record prices of staple grains in 2008 made investment in agriculture an attractive proposition for countries exporting as well as importing food. The African Union, with its mix of producers and buyers, has been steadily gearing up for self-sufficiency.
• R104m leg-up for Zim cotton farmers