Naguib Sawiris

African billionaire Egyptian Naguib Sawiris, a telecom tycoon turned politician

Naguib Sawiris: Telecom tycoon turned politician Naguib Sawiris is a well renowned Egyptian politician and African billionaire businessman. Before turning into a career politician, he was the executive chairman of telecom giants Orascom Telecom Holding and Wind Telecom. Education Academically, he is a highly accomplished individual armed with a Mechanical Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute ... Continue Reading →

How Nigerian Mike Adenuga became a billionaire – African billionaires

Africa’s telecom tycoon: Mike Adenuga ike Adenuga was born on 29 March 1953 in Ijebu Igbo in state of Ogun. At present, he is the CEO of Globacom Limited. He is a Nigerian telecom billionaire with a net worth of $4.6 billion. Globacom Limited is a private multinational telecom company with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. At present, he is the 2nd richest person of Nigeria, 6th richest ... Continue Reading →
African billionaire - Nassef Sawiris a construction-chemical billionaire

African billionaire – Nassef Sawiris a construction-chemical billionaire

Nassef Sawiris: The construction-chemical billionaire Nassef Sawiris is an Egyptian billionaire businessman. He was the youngest of Sawiris brothers, born in 1961. At present, he is the richest man of Egypt with a net worth of $6.7 billion, as per Forbes list of 2014. Nassef Sawiris manages Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), an Egyptian subsidiary of parent company OCI NV. Dropping from ... Continue Reading →
Web Summit inviting Zimbabwean startups

Web Summit is selecting Zimbabwe’s best startups to meet the world’s leading investors & media

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African billionaires: Aliko Dangote

“If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive.” – Aliko Dangote Aliko Dangote is the richest businessman in Africa. He expanded his fortune in two phases: Exploited the changes as Nigeria became the Africa’s largest economy Flourishing his business empire from Nigeria to South Africa. Aliko Dangote’s accumulated wealth lies solely on his own business expansion ... Continue Reading →

SafeBoda, the Uber for the Ugandan motorbike taxi industry

In Uganda boda-bodas (motorbike taxis) are somehow the ubiquitous mode of transport and this is particularly so in Kampala, the capital city. A startup, SafeBoda, founded by Maxime Dieudonne, Ricky Thompson and Alastair Sussock in November 2014 improve the boda-boda experience through improved safety and customer experience. They are bringing the Uber-like experience to the local boda-boda ... Continue Reading →
strive masiyiwa

The Entrepreneurial Journey of Strive Masiyiwa

Hello there. In this blog post, I am featuring Dr Strive Masiyiwa, the chairman and founder of Econet, a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. His business interests also include renewable energy, water treatment, Coca Cola bottling, financial services and hospitality. This blog post is basically ... Continue Reading →

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2015 hot business ideas in Zimbabwe

  Hope you have started 2015 under great inspiration and you already knocking down those goals. I am having a gig! Now here is to 2015 business success with the hot business ideas that you can exploit. Remember (check out the article here): Start with means at hand At an affordable loss – if you lose or fail on the venture you embark on be willing and able to swallow the loss. Review ... Continue Reading →

Weird business idea: Methane backpacks for cows

This is the “weirdest” innovation I have ever seen: methane backpacks for cows. Looking to address the fact that methane released into the atmosphere is damaging to the environment, each backpack is designed to collect 1,200 liters of various gases emitted by an individual cow each day. The pack is then taken to a lab to separate the 250 to 300 liters of methane contained inside. The ... Continue Reading →