Top 100 Brands: Global brands entrench their positions in Africa

Africa has seen impressive double-digit economic growth in the past 20 years, but this slowed to 3% in 2015, due mainly to sluggish growth and/or challenging economic conditions in the region’s largest economies and commodity exporters – Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa.…

Interview – Samsung’s Sthembile Shabangu

Despite the Galaxy Note 7 crisis, which wiped off billions off the value of its mobile business and put the overall brand on the line, Samsung has weathered the storm to claim the number one spot as the most admired brand in Africa, ahead of perennial African giant, MTN.…

Sino-African e-commerce takes off

When Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visited five African countries at the start of the year, the visit did not get half as much media attention as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Nigeria and Kenya last year.…