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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.

Duration: 00:55:58

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.

Duration: 00:25:33

Derekorp CEO discusses Ugandan opportunities

In today's show Lauri interviews Derek Kwesiga, founder and managing director of Derekorp Ltd., a Kampala, Uganda-based processor of local fruits and vegetables. Lauri and Kwesiga discuss Uganda's vast resources and opportunities.

Duration: 00:15:11

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.

Duration: 00:16:12

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.

Duration: 00:19:24

A Look at Business in French-Speaking West & Central Africa

Edward George of Ecobank Research joins us to share his thoughts about doing business in French-speaking West & Central Africa.

Duration: 00:46:04

A Talk with Author of Africa's Future: Darkness to Destiny

Today is the launch of the book, "Africa's Future: Darkness to Destiny." Duncan Clark, the author, joins us to share about economic transformations discussed in the book.

Duration: 00:23:07

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.

Duration: 00:20:50

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

Duration: 00:18:57

Lessons from a CEO in Africa's ICT Sector - Jan 17,2012

Brian Herlihy, CEO of SEACOM, shares insights and tips about doing business successfully in the ICT sector in Africa. Africa | business | strategy | CEO | ICT

Duration: 00:13:34

Keys to Africa Thriving Global Economic Downturn thru 2016 - Jan 16,2012

A lot happened in 2011 that supports the understanding that the global economy will continue through a period of readjustment and rebalancing through 2015, if not beyond. The U.S. slow recovery, Europe debt crisis, and Chinas slowing economy brings this issue to the forefront for Africa. If the major trade engines slow, how will that affect Africa? Nwakego Eyisi, a featured columnist for Afribiz and an economist, suggests that Africa is in an excellent position to thrive in a constrained...

Duration: 00:57:14

Government Policy Strategies for the Future of Africa - Jan 09,2012

Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and a VP at African Development Bank, shares with us policy strategies he believes African governments will focus on to keep economic growth going on the continent. Africa | economic | development | government | strategy

Duration: 00:15:52

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...

Duration: 00:14:52

Africa's Outlook in the Global Economy - 3rd Quarter 2011 - Nov 07,2011

This starts a quarterly outlook on Africas economic performance in the global economy. Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank joins us.africa | economic | global | economy | trends

Duration: 00:12:39

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

Duration: 00:14:49

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 |...

Duration: 00:24:59

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...

Duration: 00:21:57

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

Duration: 00:20:55

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

Duration: 00:14:44

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

Duration: 00:20:27

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