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As mobile phone penetration grows, so do the opportunities in mobile advertising. Isis Nyongo of inMobi joins us to share insights about the mobile advertising market in Africa.

As mobile phone penetration grows, so do the opportunities in mobile advertising. Isis Nyongo of inMobi joins us to share insights about the mobile advertising market in Africa.
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As mobile phone penetration grows, so do the opportunities in mobile advertising. Isis Nyongo of inMobi joins us to share insights about the mobile advertising market in Africa.




The Sad, But Happy State of Africa in the Global Economy

Lauri Elliott and Nwakego Eyisi of Afribiz discuss the negative indicators for African economies, but share while it looks bad it is a good place to be to look for new, sustainable solutions for thriving economies.


Mobile Messaging and Transaction Business Models in Africa

Clickatell was at the forefront of sms gateway services in Africa, and is now taking a significant role in the mobile transaction space. Peter de Villiers, CEO of Clickatell, joins us to share emerging trends in the mobile messaging and mobile transaction space in Africa.


Agro Chief Discusses Farming Opportunities

Patrick Devenish, Group Chief Executive of AICO Africa Limited, a Zimbabwe-based agro conglomerate talks with us about his company's expansion and farming efforts on the continent.


Mobile Advertising in Africa 2011

As mobile phone penetration grows, so do the opportunities in mobile advertising. Isis Nyong'o of inMobi joins us to share insights about the mobile advertising market in Africa.


Lessons from a CEO in Africa's Banking Sector

Banking is a major sector driving growth of services in Africa. Join us to hear James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya Equity Bank, share about the opportunities and ways to navigate this sector in Africa.


Africa's 10 Emerging Trade Partners - Jan 23,2012

Most of the conversation about the changing dynamics of trade in Africa have focused on Brazil, India, and China over the last several years, but in this episode, Simon Freemantle, a senior analyst with Standard Bank Research, there are about ten emeriging trade partners we should keep our eye on. africa | global trade | bric | turkey | korea


A Look at Portuguese-Speaking Countries in Africa - Dec 06,2011

The number of countries in which English is spoken is over 20, as is the case with French. Yet, Portuguese is dominant in two fast growing countries on the continent - Angola and Mozambique - and in three other countries. As far as business is concerned though no matter the language there are challenges and opportunities. This show introduces our English-speaking audience to Lusophone (Portugese-Speaking) Africa. Edward George, Lusophone Africa specialist at Ecobank, joins us to share his...


Importing Food from Africa to the United States - Nov 02,2011

While the United States is a huge consumer market, companies find the path to import into the U.S. quite challenging. This episode focuses on illuminating the path for those in Africa interested in importing into the U.S by offering insights to the structure of the sector. Selva Pillay, CEO of GLX Solutions, join us today to share his insights from his own experiences and those of his clients. United States | import | food | agriculture | Africa


Leveraging Zambia to Do Business in Africa - Nov 01,2011

Every African country has its unique business environment with challenges, as well as competitive and comparative advantages. Today, we will look at Zambia in Southern Africa and what it has to offer. Joining us is Greg Marchand, Founder and Managing Director of Gizmo Zambia. He is an American entrepreneur who has found success in Zambia. He shares his insights about doing business in Zambia and why it is a good place for other entrepreneurs as well. Africa | business | Zambia | trade |...


Innovations in Defense Aviation in Africa - Oct 21,2011

Paramount Group of South Africa has created a new market for themselves in airplane defense systems with the AHRLAC. Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO, says that they have developed a modularized airplane system for reconnaisance, and many other types of missions, that is faster to produce, lower cost to maintain than helicopters, and designed with developing nations in mind. Join our show today to hear how this innovation will help remap the future of defense aviation in Africa and around the...


Doing Business in Africa: Lessons from Woman CEOs - Oct 20,2011

This episode is part of our "Lessons from CEOs" for 2011 highlighting the experiences and insights from CEOs of African multinationals. In this episode, we hear from two women leading African multinationals.First, we have Loide Monteiro, CEO of Loide Engineering. Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne (a company in the ICT secto, also join us. She was named one of the top ten women in ICT in Africa this year.Africa | doing business | lessons learned | investment | leadership


How Africa's Growth Will Change European Air Travel Market - Oct 14,2011

Nothing stays the same and so it is the case with travel in Africa. As the African region emerges, so will its travel industry. In fact, Africas growth is amongst the best regions through 2020. This growth will not only affect air travel in Africa, but also other regions. Paul Kehoe, CEO of Birmingham Airport in the UK, joins us today to explain the likely impact of Africas future in air travel on Europe. Africa | Europe | travel | air | business


Business Partnership Strategies for Success in Africa - Oct 13,2011

Africa, like other emerging regions, has its challenges, but with the right strategies businesses can be successful. Partnerships are one key strategy for any emerging market and this episode focuses on the experience of multinational firms in Africa. Jumaane Tafawa, Director of Frontier 100 of the Initiative for Global Development, joins us to share what their group of CEOs have done to be successful in Africa. Africa | business | partnership | trade | networks


Tapping the Carbon Market for Sustainable Projects in Africa - Oct 12,2011

Did you know that you can make money from planting trees in Africa? As nations and companies struggle to find ways to cut back carbon emissions, the carbon market has emerged. Those who emit high levels of carbon pay those who offset their use. Africans have the opportunity to participate in this market in a big way. Denis Slieker of Face the Future joins us to share insights into the carbon markets work and how African communities can take advantage of the | carbon...


Solving Urban Problems Profitably in Nairobi - Oct 07,2011

We, at Afribiz, have been sharing about the huge challenges and even bigger opportunities with the booming urban growth in Africa. In this episode, you will get a chance to hear about Tatu City, an innovative city model being implemented in Nairobi. Josphat Kinyua, Director of Tatu City, shares insights into their urban city model. You will even learn something about the Nairobi housing market. Nairobi | Kenya | urban | housing | investment


Fair Trade in Africa - Oct 05,2011

The fair trade ecosystem has been around for awhile with roots in Africa. Today, it is a brand that stands for many things, but at the heart is a system that increases benefits to producers in Africa and other emerging regions while also increase value to the end consumer. Michael Nkonu, Managing Director of Fair Trade Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya joins us to share where the fair trade market is today and where it is going in the future. Creative entrepreneurs will hear insights to give...


Trends in the Beer Market in Africa - Oct 04,2011

Beverages are one of the fastest growing consumer goods in Africa. This episode takes a look at the trends in the beer market specifically. Umulinga Karangwa, an analyst with Renaissance Capital, shares key insights. beverage | Africa | market | industry | business


Challenges and Opportunities in Going Global - Oct 02,2011

This episode focuses on working around the challenges in order to take advantage of opportunities in emerging regions like Africa. Shelvin Longmire, Head of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Management shares his insights with us in this episode. This show is perfect for North Americans looking at opportunities in Africa.going global | emerging market | opportunities | business | trade


Five Major Trends Impacting Business Opportunities in Africa - Sep 29,2011

This is the first episode of a two-part series of looking at trends impacting business and economic growth in Africa over the next decade. Simon Freemantle, a senior analyst from Standard Bank Research, shares insights from his recent report series on the five major trends in economic growth in Africa.Africa | trends | economic | business | markets


Mobile Travel App Trends 2011 - Sep 22,2011

Mobile is a key market in Africa and presents key opportunity for African entrepreneurs to make their mark. This episode shares trends in the global mobile travel app which entrepreneurs may choose to leverage. Tim Daniels from InternationalSOS joins us to share is | travel | apps | business | global


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