Best afribiz podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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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.
 
Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist for African Development Bank, shares insights from a recent AfDB report, Political Fragility in Africa.
 
Donovan Neal-May, Head of the South African Business Link to Experts (SABLE), discusses the role the South African Diaspora is playing in assisting South African entrepreneurs develop market opportunities.
 
Robert Zeger's, Chief Investment Officer for the African Development Bank, provides AfDB's take on the importance of SMEs in Africa.
 
Amrei Botha, Head of SME Banking at Standard Bank, says that 90% of small businesses in Africa are informal. This sector has unique challenges from their formal counterparts, which Standard Bank has taken on as an opportunity. Join us as we discuss with Amrei Botha key insights Standard Bank has learned serving this sector and how the Bank is d ...…
 
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.
 
Democracy, governance, and economic growth impact the business environment and the development agenda in Africa. New reports by the African Development Bank shed some insights in patterns seen in elections, coups, and revolutions over the last 50 years. Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President at African Development Bank, join ...…
 
China-Africa cooperation is here to stay. The question is how will it evolve. Yanjuan Wang, Executive Editor for ChinAfrica Magazine based in Beijing, shares what they see in this key economic and trade relationship between China and Africa.
 
Bryan Sidders, head of Prior Institute, joins us to share their innovative business model to provide health care services in South Africa.
 
Afribiz.fm host, Lauri Elliott, speaks with Jarl Heistee, President of XSML, about investing in SMEs, rather small businesses, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
Ansgar Kiene of the African Renewable Energy Alliance joins us to discuss renewable energy opportunities across Africa.
 
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.
 
Afribiz’s Lauri Elliot talks shop with Tim Prewitt of Nigeria Markets, a program funded by USAID to improve agriculture in Nigeria. Lauri and Tim talk about the goals and progress of the program, which are to revolutionize the farming industry in Nigeria by increasing commercial agriculture, increasing farm yields, and stimulating investment in ...…
 
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.
 
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.
 
Edward George of Ecobank Research joins us to share his thoughts about doing business in French-speaking West & Central Africa.
 
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.
 
Every year the Unreasonable Institute holds a global competition for entrepreneurs who use their business for impact. Join us as Teju Ravilochan, a co-founder of the Unreasonable Institute, highlights the emerging entrepreneurs from Africa in this year's competition.
 
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 has some of the top 100 major global infrastructure projects, according to CG/LA. Norman Anderson from CG/LA joins us to share why these projects have significance.
 
There are numerous cooperatives in Africa in sectors like agriculture and mining that help marry business and social issues because they help businesses tap producers and then large number of producers generate income which spurs local economies. Paul Guenette, Senior Vice President of ACDI VOCA, shares how business can leverage the power of co ...…
 
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.
 
Brian Herlihy, CEO of SEACOM, shares insights and tips about doing business successfully in the ICT sector in Africa.
 
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 China's slowing economy brings this issue to the forefront for Africa. If the major trade engines slow, how will that affect Af ...…
 
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.
 
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 o ...…
 
This starts a quarterly outlook on Africa's economic performance in the global economy. Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank joins us.
 
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 ...…
 
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 sh ...…
 
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 developi ...…
 
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 nam ...…
 
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, Africa's 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 expla ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 F ...…
 
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 eve ...…
 
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, ...…
 
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.
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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 insights.
 
Hotel development is good indication of growth in different markets around the world and Africa is no different. In this show, experts from the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference in Casablanca, Morocco share their insights into this sector on the move.
 
There has been a lot political, economic, and business upheavals in the last decade. Nothing seems familiar anymore. While there are "above-ground" issues that are pushing us into new and strange territory, there is an undercurrent of a new economy. This is a global shift, impacting even local business opportunities. If businesses large or smal ...…
 
This outlook focuses on the economic landscape of the West, Southern, East, and Central Africa. Nwakego Eyisi, an Afribiz columnist joins the show to share some insights.
 
Global road warriors are very aware of the ups and downs of travel these days. But for most people who travel occasionally for business, we thought it might be useful to get some tips for making the business trek to Africa, or other global destinations, easier. Doug Reitz, a partner in A Travel Crew, joins us to share some insights into making ...…
 
The environmental factors in Africa makes the continent a shoe in for development of renewable energy technologies. However, it is only been in the last several years that the market has begun to really open up. In this episode, Kyle Denning with Viability Africa will share insights about the opportunities in renewable energy in Africa.…
 
This episode forms an update and more comprehensive look at how Africa is engaging the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, excluding South Africa, and what it means for entrepreneurs and businesses. Nwakego Eyisi of Afribiz joins Lauri Elliott for the discussion.
 
Halving poverty in Africa is one of the key millenium goals, but few African countries will meet their goals by 2015. World Hope International, a non-profit Christian development organization, decided to take an innovative and strategic approach by establishing an exporting zone in Sierra Leone. Richard Schroeder, CEO of First Step which is a f ...…
 
2010 was overall an excellent year for African stock markets. However, global stock markets have hit many bumps in the road in 2011. This is also being felt in Africa although not necessarily tightly tied to the global stock markets. Eric Musau, a research analyst with African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank in Nairobi, joins us to share some in ...…
 
Cameroon is country with a budding ICT sector in Central Africa. Joel Nlepe of 24Labs in Cameroon shares some insights into this sector.
 
Social and impact investing has come main stream with growth exceedign 5% in the U.S. alone. However, it is still not the most effecient space for social ventures and investors trying to participate. Nexii has launched an investment exchange, IX, for social ventures. Its essentially a stock exchange for social ventures. Tamzin Ractliffe, CEO of ...…
 
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