Cairo container homes offer alternative living space
26 April 2017 | 7:05 am
An entrepreneur duo in Cairo are repurposing discarded shipping containers and transforming them into living spaces and stores.
3 Jan 2019
Karitekinyana works and experiments with different locally grown plants and herbs, and has now developed a range of mosquito repellent cosmetics.
15 Jan 2019
A cafe in an upscale neighbourhood in Cairo offers customers a hot drink and a warm meal as well as the opportunity to draw, sing, or play musical instruments.
14 Feb 2019
A self-taught scented candle maker in Kampala, Uganda's capital, is doing brisk business in the lead-up to Valentine's Day. The former software engineer incorporates dozens of scents into her customized gift candles, some of which have insect repellent qualities.
18 Feb 2019
Jeffrey Kwabena Yeboah is helping transform waste in Accra, Ghana into household furniture. The entrepreneur uses old tyres to make coffee tables and arm chairs for sale. Yeboah did not want to waste time searching for employment so he decided to start his own business instead.
4 Apr 2019
As we focus on women entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Sandra Oyewole, Partner at Olajide Oyewole Legal Practitioners joins CNBC Africa to discuss the peculiarities, challenges and prospects of the Nigerian woman entrepreneur.
3 May 2019
Cephas Nshimyumuremyi started with just $10 when he launched a new, natural cosmetics line. It's grown into a business worth $40,000.
23 May 2019
The global market for male beauty and grooming products is worth nearly sixty-billion U-S dollars. One Nigerian entrepreneur is capitalising on the growing market, manufacturing products for men in Africa's largest economy.
30 Jun 2019
Nigeria's women want to lead and not just serve in business. Entrepreneur Shade Ladipo set out to increase diversity.
22 Jul 2019
British Airways has suspended flights to Cairo for seven days over what Britain's Foreign Office has called a "heightened risk of terrorism." Lufthansa has also temporarily canceled its flights to the Egyptian capital.
4 Aug 2019
After spending time in Paris and using a bicycle as his main form of transport, a Nigerian entrepreneuer has developed a bike sharing app to try to cut down on pollution and traffic in Lagos.
25 Aug 2020
According to Pharrell Williams, the song is about "how tough it is to be an entrepreneur" in America.
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