Ukheshe: Digitizing Banking And Payment Across Africa And The World

Ukheshe Technologies aims to be one of the next unicorns to emerge from Africa. With the fintech space getting more crowded to meet the rising demand for financial solutions, the South African fintech firm has set its sights on the rest of Africa and the Middle East, Asia and Europe. We have a discussion with the company’s CEO Clayton Hayward on the company’s impact and future plans.

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Packaging Industries Ltd: Award Winning Packaging Firm Eyes Growth

Packaging Industries Limited is proud of its achievements in facilitating trade and boosting the economy and creating jobs in Kenya. A leading manufacturer of high-quality packaging solutions, the company has recently received an international packaging award that adds a feather to its many years of impact.

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Amitruck: Connecting Cargo Owners Directly With Truckers To Facilitate Trade

Amitruck, a Kenyan based start-up is betting on transparency and trust to build the next big logistics solutions provider in a market that is projected to grow exponentially in the next decade. We had a discussion with the company’s CEO and Founder Mark Mwangi on the company’s journey and future prospects.

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Jamie Pujara – Hospitality Guru Wins Global Award As He Dabbles Into Real Estate To Pivot From Covid-19

Jamie Pajura was recently awarded the prestigious Mark Lincoln Volunteer of the Year Award 2021 by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization for his selfless dedication to helping fellow business owners survive the Covid-19 pandemic. An entrepreneur whose family opened Nairobi’s first Chinese restaurant Tin Tin Restaurant in 1978, he is an avid investor with prior forays into E-commerce and has recently entered the real estate business. Africa Inc. magazine had a chat with Jamie Pujara.

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MTN: Connecting Africa and the World

Founded in 1994 as M-Cell, the MTN Group has outgrown its humble beginnings in South Africa to become a formidable force in the telecommunications industry. Today, with a mobile subscriber base of about 273 million, MTN is the eight largest mobile network operator in the World and the largest in Africa. With a workforce that is believed to be in excess of 19,000, an asset base valued at US$19.43 billion and revenues exceeding US$9 billion as at 2019, MTN controls significant wealth in the continent, making it a true herald…

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TADB: FINANCING TANZANIA’S AGRICULTURAL FUTURE

Raising financial resources in Africa remains one of the biggest impediments to the growth and sustainability of agriculture – especially in Tanzania, which is one of the countries with the brightest prospects to boost agricultural productivity in the Continent. Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank’s Managing Director outlines how the Bank is seeking to change this narrative The transformation of Tanzania’s agriculture sector offers huge opportunities for acceleration of job creation, economic growth and poverty reduction – in a country with vast land resources, adequate water and fertile soils. Looking at key…

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TONY ELUMELU: CHANGING AFRICA THROUGH DEALS & GIVING BACK

Through his Heirs Holdings, one of Africa’s most important business conglomerates, Tony Elumelu continues to invest in some of the key sectors in Africa, including banking, hospitality, power, oils and gas and more – while building the capacity of Africa’s next wave of entrepreneurs. Tony Elumelu is an African economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is one of Africa’s billionaires, having joined the exclusive list in 2014. He is the Chairman of United Bank for Africa, one of the largest financial services groups on the African continent with more than 18…

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FES Group: Building Southern African Agriculture through Technology

ENGINEERING & AGRIBUSINESS SERVICES Farming & Engineering Services (FES Group) is an agricultural solutions company based in Blantyre, Malawi. With a diverse range of services to the sector, the company prides itself in its rich history and exemplary customer service to its customers. The company has recently received investment by leading private equity funds and has also entered the Zambian market to grow its footprint in Southern Africa region For more than 50 years and counting, one company has straddled the agriculture landscape in Malawi like no other. Farming &…

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Hewa Tele: Boosting Oxygen Supplies to Kenya’s Healthcare System

HEALTHCARE As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the World, the need and relevance of oxygen in human health has become one of the most important debate topics. Hewa Tele, a Kenyan based social enterprise that provides oxygen to medical institutions in Kenya, and its founder Dr. Bernard Olayo, have become critical to how the region survives the pandemic in Kenya and the region and how the future of healthcare will be formulated in the years to come Not many people get their names mentioned by US billionaire Bill Gates, leave alone…

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