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Telecoms: African demand for smartphones has tripled in a year - Ferreira

George Ferreira Vice-president and chief operating officer, Samsung Electronics AfricaSamsung Electronics is preparing to beat its $10bn target for revenue from Africa in 2015. And according to George Ferreira - Vice-president and chief operating officer of Samsung Africa - the company is also looking at the possibility of setting up more assembly plants to avoid tariff barriers.

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Transport: South Africa's Tshepo Lucky Montana rides the rails

Tshepo Lucky Montana CEO, Passenger Rail agency of South Africa/Photo©Robert Tshabalala/Gallo/GettyAs group CEO of the Passenger Rail agency of South Africa (PRASA), Tshepo Lucky Montana has embarked on a vast programme to invest in new rolling stock over the next 20 years.

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Côte d'Ivoire: We must improve things for SMEs - Jean-Louis Billon

Jean-Louis Billion, Côte d'Ivoire's Minister of Commerce/Photo©Camille Millerand for jAAcknowledging that corruption and poverty are still high, Jean-Louis Billon, Côte d'Ivoire minister of commerce, sees small businesses and processing as the country's future.

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Paving the way for internet expansion - Adiel Akplogan

Adiel Akplogan Chief executive, AfriNIC/Photo©AfriNICIn charge of all IP addresses for the continent, Akplogan is working with the AU on a bid for the .africa domain name.

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Few operators make money - MTN's CEO Sifiso Dabengwa

Sifiso Dabengwa, Chief executive, MTN Group/Photo©MARTIN RHODES/BUSINESS DAY/GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGESAt the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest mobile-phone conference, MTN's chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa spoke to The Africa Report about expansion, data and why he might decide to raise prices.

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How to nurture our young entrepreneurs

CEO of Mara Group, founder Mara Foundation, Ashish J. Thakkar Both public institutions and private individuals must support young business owners to provide them with the experience, credibility and capital they need, says CEO of Mara Group, founder Mara Foundation, Ashish J. Thakkar.

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Ziad Tlemçani's Bitaka to offer electronic payment systems in Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire.

Ziad Tlemçani: flair on the business pitch/Photo©ONS ABID FOR JAZiad Tlemçani is not your average former footballer.

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