When Congolese born Gisèla Van Houcke sold almost $50,000 hair extensions in just a few months; what had started out as a hobby, then became a major business, landing this young mum of two on the 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 list. Now with stores in 2 countries, over 10 resellers across the region, and a holding company in China, Zuri Luxury Hair has grown to takeover East Africa. But how sustainable is the model? To answer this CNBC Africa was joined by Founder of Zuri Luxury Hair Gisèla Van Houcke.
As Nigerian manufacturers seek to make better headway into China, we find out how the currency swap agreement between Nigeria and China has fared since its introduction last year. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor discussed this and more with Ayodele Ojosipe, Head of Enterprise Banking and Trade Finance at Stanbic IBTC.
Nintendo Co. shares have surged this year thanks to a stellar games lineup and potential entry into China. But the hedge funds betting against the company aren’t going away. Nintendo’s stock has rallied 27 percent this year, the best start since 2015.
The poor, rural county of Luquan is 800 kilometers and a world away from the wealthy, urban city of Chengdu. But the students in high schools in both places are taking the same classes taught by the same teachers. Luquan No. 1 Middle School is one of about 400 rural schools in China using on-line learning to bridge a growing education gap between rural and urban areas.
Many Africans are worried by the increasing presence of China on the continent. But how much is China really involved? A DW team traveled to Zambia to investigate how China has taken control of key infrastructure.Many Africans are worried by the increasing presence of China on the continent. But how much is China really involved? A DW team traveled to Zambia to investigate how China has taken control of key infrastructure.
The insatiable demand in China for premium foreign-made goods has led to the emergence of a unique retail experience in Australia. A growing number of stores are catering to the so-called daigou trade, where people buy products overseas and ship them to the mainland for resale.