A look back into the year 2018: An entrepreneur’s perspective
24 December 2018 | 10:42 am
As 2018 draws to an end and move into 2019, CNBC Africa takes one last look back at the year from an entrepreneur's perspective.
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31 Jul 2021
For many the water hyacinth is a menace - an invasive plant that harms aquatic life and helps bacteria and mosquitos flourish. But Kenyan entrepreneur Dominic Kahumbu is pioneering a machine that turns the weed into clean cooking fuel.
6 Sep 2021
In an effort to stem incidences of business failures in the corporate polity, H. Michael & Co. founder Dr. Adeyinka Hassan in commemoration of its 10th anniversary put together a conference tagged: Corporate Governance and Enterprise Development Conference. The well-attended conference examined the imperatives of corporate governance for the success of business enterprises in Nigeria, creating economic stability and business sustainability.
3 Oct 2021
The Social Democrats' narrow victory in Germany's federal elections suggests the country could be heading into a more progressive future. As coalition talks get started, business leaders want their priorities heard.
9 Oct 2021
The standoff over migrants entering the EU between Minsk and Warsaw has hit local Polish businesses near the border, many reliant on tourism. With the winter coming and no end in sight to the crisis, DW visited the area.
27 Oct 2021
Report: Africa to see less funding for fossil fuels - Nigeria introduces eNaira digital currency - Solar powered vehicles made in Germany?
27 Oct 2021
Benefitting from soaring demand for online ads, Google's parent company Alphabet reported nearly $19 billion in profits between July and September, up 68 percent from the same period last year. Microsoft's earnings also beat expectations, while French consumers are gearing up for some price hikes at the bakery.
8 Nov 2021
Bar owner Mohamed Lamin Mansaray told everyone to run away from his bar just before a fuel tanker exploded following a traffic collision, killing at least 99 people and injuring hundreds more on Friday (November 5) in Sierra Leone. The explosion destroyed Mansaray's business killing a staff member and destroying his home, which he had built for himself and his 10 family members. "We are getting into festive season....I have just purchased a brand new musical set, lots of drinks from the Sierra Leone brewery and chairs that worth about Le 270,000,000 (24,700 USD). Property that I have lost and one of my staff died”, said Mansaray while pointing at what is left of his business.
25 Nov 2021
Businessman Jack Kahorha in 2017 formed a company to provide fresh drinking water to local communities. DW examines how it convinced customers to pay for their water and now turns over $400,000 a year.
19 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. Determined to support her and her child, Sara has since built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
22 Dec 2021
Falling pregnant at 15 caused Sara to drop out of school. But determined to support herself and her child, Sara has built up a successful business selling fried bananas.
25 Dec 2021
2021 brought big changes to households and businesses around the world. In the last show of the season, Stephen Carroll and Kate Moody take a look at some of the biggest business and economic stories of the year and how they might evolve in 2022.
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