Young Kenyan makes a name for himself producing artisan chocolate
Young Kenyan makes a name for himself producing artisan chocolate

At the tender age of 30, Naheed Ahmed is the founder and MD of The Chocolate Bar, an artisan chocolate company based in Nairobi that manufactures a wide range of chocolate products...

7 Jul 2021

Artisanal chocolate bars are seen on display at Venko Chocolatier in Dakar, Senegal, July 6, 2021. Source: Reuters/Cooper Inveen
Belgian-Congolese chef opens Senegal's first artisan chocolate shop

Forced by the Covid-19 pandemic to abandon plans to open a restaurant, Danuta Nganko, a Belgian-Congolese chef in Senegal's capital Dakar, has become the country's first gourmet chocolatier...

By Cooper Inveen 7 Jul 2021

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa
Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings
Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings

Private equity firm Tana Africa Capital has purchased a stake in Kensington Distillers & Vintners, an African premium drinks business focused on beverage manufacturing and distribution...

2 Jul 2021

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Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

Inaugural Franchising for Africa conference set for August
Inaugural Franchising for Africa conference set for August

The online event, set to take place virtually on 25 and 26 August, serves to help review and reboot the franchising sector...

25 Jun 2021

Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry
Meet the Moroccan women making argan oil for the beauty industry

In the arid mountains of southern Morocco, local women harvest argan oil, a natural product they have long used in cooking but which has become highly prized by the global beauty industry...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdelhak Belhaki 15 Jun 2021

Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup
Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup

Afro Caribbean Brewing Company scooped the title of Best Beer in Africa for its Space Llama double IPA at the 2021 African Beer Cup held recently...

8 Jun 2021

Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators
Rooibos added to EU's register of iconic geographic indicators

Rooibos is the first African food to be approved by the EU for listing on the register...

8 Jun 2021

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company
Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

Botswana suspends some SA animal, meat imports
Botswana suspends some SA animal, meat imports

Botswana said on Monday it had banned imports of cloven-hoofed animals and their fresh products from South Africa after an outbreak of foot and mouth disease was detected in the neighbouring country...

By Brian Benza 1 Jun 2021

Boosting regional economic growth through intra-African trade
Boosting regional economic growth through intra-African trade

For companies to realise their growth aspirations on the continent, that being to grow in Africa with Africa, they must be intentional, deliberate and strategic - writes Heineken's Millicent Maroga...

By Millicent Maroga, Issued by Heineken South Africa 25 May 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

New beverage brand Bissap inspired by flavours of West Africa
New beverage brand Bissap inspired by flavours of West Africa

The goal was to create a commercial iteration of the beverage to be bottled and made available in Southern Africa, where it's previously only been consumed at family gatherings of Africa's diaspora...

21 May 2021

Antoine de Saint-Affrique. Credit: Barry Callebaut
Danone names Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO

Danone has appointed former Barry Callebaut CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique as its new chief executive officer...

20 May 2021

As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk
As climate change threatens Kenyan tea, millions of workers seen at risk

Climate change is set to ravage tea production in Kenya, the biggest global supplier of black tea, threatening the livelihoods of millions of plantation workers, a report by British charity Christian Aid warned...

By Nita Bhalla 17 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 May 2021

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

10 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021



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