Smart cities in Africa: How Mazen al-Sawwaf and Victoria City are leading the way

Here, we look at how Africa is a prime example of how a wave of smart cities is springing up in modern times.


Why supporting Sub-Saharan African start-ups should matter to the UK

The Baobab Network works with African start-ups that are solving real problems their founders have seen day to day, from helping farmers improve their yield to giving children in rural areas access education. Co-founder Toby Hanington speaks with GrowthBusiness on the network's growth journey.

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Why Botswana ranks as top investment destination in Africa

Morocco, Egypt, South Africa and Zambia rank amongst the continent's top five investment destinations. Here's why.


Silicon Valley eyes African mobile tech

Nairobi-based tech start-up mSurvey receives strategic investment from $1m Kenyan venture fund to turn African consumer data into gold


Mobile game to tackle infant mortality in Africa turns to crowdfunding

A team of doctors based in Oxford and Kenya launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £100,000 to develop a game to train healthcare workers on saving lives


Africa offers ‘huge prospects for business growth’, says Bassim Haidar

Prospects especially strong for entrepreneurs in technology and telecoms sectors.


Top tips for smarter business in South Africa

Ever considered South Africa as a new market to move into? Matthew Furneaux, head of international ID registration at GBGroup, provides an introduction to trading with the nation.


African Pioneer joins AIM to seek out mining sites in Sub-Sahara

Mining investment vehicle African Pioneer has raised £403,000 to continue its exploration in Sub-Saharan Africa opportunities.


Africa’s entrepreneurial culture

The spirit of doing it yourself is growing in Africa, and help is now coming from unlikely sources.


African deal for mobile operator

France Telecom-Orange, whose Orange brand represents its internet, television and mobile services, has agreed to buy a 100 per cent stake of Congo Chine Telecom, a mobile operator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Round-up of today's M&A deals


Aramex moves into African markets

Global logistics provider Aramex has acquired two Kenyan courier and delivery companies as part of its plan to expand into emerging markets.


Mobile banking company set for Africa launch

Monitise, whose technology enables banking transactions to be carried out over mobile phones, has secured $1.5 million (£1 million) to expand into Africa.