#HWMIIA Podcast: Samuel Gikandi on building a pan-African tech company

Samuel Gikandi, co-founder and CEO of Africa’s Talking, speaking during the 2018 Africa CEO Forum, held in Abidjan. Samuel Gikandi is the CEO and co-founder of Africa’s Talking, a Kenya-based mobile technology company. How we made it in Africa editor-in-chief Jaco Maritz caught up with Gikandi at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum (hence the background noise) to talk about his business journey, starting a company while still holding a full-time job, and what keeps him up at night. Listen below. How we made it in Africa Interview with Samuel Gikandi,…

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Africa Education Featured General 

10 Vital African Wedding Traditions You Should Know About (Photos)

An old African proverb says, “A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.“ Africa, is made up of many nations and tribes with wedding traditions rooted deeply into the culture. Here is a quick look at 10 African wedding traditions. Bemba In the Bemba culture of Zambia, marriage starts with a class called Bana Chimbusa, a secret counselling session for the bride. The class is followed by Chilanga Mulilo, where the bride’s family takes different family dishes and presents them to the groom’s family, giving a symbolic…

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Africa Economy 

African Presidents with the Most Expensive Private Jets

A look at some of the President’s luxurious private aircrafts playPresident Uhuru Kenyatta sits in a plane’s cockpit. (Courtesy) Luxurious, state-of-the-art technologies, plush interiors, super-sonic speeds. These are the some of the words that would best describe the expensive jets that African Presidents cruise the world in. Business Insider SSA takes a look at some of them: 10. Angola President’s Plane (Embraer ERJ-135) play   Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos flies in the Embraer ERJ-135 that is said to cost a whopping $16 million. The plane is renowned for…

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