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Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri, two pioneering Zambian entrepreneurs putting the country on the global chocolate map

Passion is one of the key ingredients to building any successful business and brand. And, in the world of artisan chocolate making, it is one of the Savanna Premium Chocolate brand’s strongest assets, thanks to founders Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri.

What does your company do?

Savanna Premium Chocolate is a brand of Vanimi Zambia Ltd. We are a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Lusaka, Zambia. We produce luxury artisan chocolates and other chocolate products for Africa and other international markets.

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From the dream of a cashless Africa to a constantly expanding startup: The Zoona story

Founded in 2009, the Zambian startup Zoona is now in full expansion. Like all venture capital-backed startups, Zoona has been through its fair share of ups and downs. Its founder Mike Quinn gives us his personal account of these decisive steps.

In February 2012, I wrote a lengthy essay called “My Mobile Transactions Story” which detailed my startup journey from stumbling upon founding entrepreneurs Brad and Brett Magrath to closing a $4m Series A venture capital investment. I shared many of the challenges we overcame to achieve that milestone. It’s now six years later and that story is due for an update.

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Zambian CEO on his new satellite town, and which sectors not to invest in

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“If you build it, they will come,” says Mwiya Musokotwane, the 28-year-old CEO behind Zambia-based investment firm, Thebe Investment Management. “Part of the challenge here in Zambia is that there is a huge deficit of residences – something between 1.5 – 3 million homes.” While the country’s demand for housing is strong across all income groups, he believes middle-class residential investments to be a particularly lucrative opportunity. Urban areas like Lusaka (the capital) and Kitwe (Zambia’s second largest city) are expanding so quickly that municipalities simply can’t keep up. As a result, Musokotwane says it is not surprising to find middle-class neighbourhoods without access to paved roads, water or sanitation – and residents relying on septic tanks and boreholes.

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Miyoba Buumba, a Zambian entrepreneur taking her passion for African design and turning it into a distinctive homeware and accessories brand

Often a business idea stems from a personal passion, and in the case of Miyoba Buumba, founder of Mwabonwa Designs in Zambia, that passion came from her interest in proudly African design. Today, her brand is a reflection of her own design inspiration and her love of African style and culture.

What does your company do?

Mwabonwa Designs specializes in designing and creating a range of decorative homeware including curtains and duvets, pillows and African prints, and also beaded jewelry and accessories, as well as kids wear.

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