Profiling five of the top lenders by assets

In a special 2019 series, Compelo is shining a spotlight on South Africa. From Standard Bank to Absa, Andrew Fawthrop takes a closer look at five of the biggest banks in the country With the second biggest economy on the African continent after Nigeria, and a population of more than 56 million people, South Africa […]

Profiling five of the top energy companies in South Africa

Profiling five of the top energy companies in South Africa … South Africa is home to a glut of energy companies ranging from renewable energy … presence in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria, and …

Emirates plans to grow operations in Africa

The opening of the new Emirates Lounge in Cairo. Emirates plans to increase its flights to Egypt. Image Credit: Emirates Dubai: Emirates Airline has said it sees potential for growth in Africa, with plans to increase its frequencies to some destinations there including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa. Orhan Abbas, senior vice-president of […]

Kenyan banks go for African market

bank A Kenyan living in Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would be able to easily transact banking business from their favorite home-grown banks as the east African nation’s top financial institutions go for the regional markets. The customers would be able to make deposit or withdraw cash, remit cash back […]


Governments and businesses must increase investments in the sector An African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture in Africa, according to the late Calestous Juma, African academic and former Harvard Kennedy School professor. Mr. Juma used that image to convey the drudgery-filled farming that women on the continent face. Women grow […]

Stakeholders Seek Creative Approach To Insurance Penetration In Nigeria

Penetration has been the bane of Nigeria’s insurance industry over time. In this report OYENIRAN APATA, CHRIS EBONG and OLUSEGUN KOIKI examine the actions and inactions of the sector’s stakeholders in taking insurance education to the grassroots. Barely 100 years of existence in Nigeria, insurance in the country still remains alien to many despite the […]

Rita Dominic, Joke Silva Join Others At Pavillon Afriques’ Cannes Film Festival

Nigerian delegates will join the rest of the world for Pavillon Afriques at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France for twelve solid days. Starting from the 14th of May to the 25th of May 2019, Nollywood film heavyweights like actress Rita Dominic, movie producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, producer, Tope Oshin, elegant actress Joke […]

This single mother briefly stayed in her car to start her business. Today she’s one of Africa’s most influential businesswomen. Here’s how she did it.

Farah Fortune (supplied) African Star Communications founder Farah Fortune briefly stayed in her Nissan Micra to start a business. Her company today counts rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest, and presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen, among its clients. She started her business out of necessity to pay for her daughter’s nursery fees.For more stories, go to Business […]


FROM May 14 to 25, 2019, Nigerian delegates will join the rest of the world as Pavillon Afriques berths at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Expected are participants from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Djibouti and four other African countries and its Diaspora from countries such […]

Nigeria: Rufai Appointed MTN Nigeria Chief Technical Officer

MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mohammed Rufai as its Chief Technical Officer. In this role, according to a statement from MTN, Rufai will be responsible for defining MTN’s technology strategy and roadmap; designing and planning all aspects of the business network operation; oversee continuous implementation of aggressive network rollout schedules; development and maintenance […]