Africa Connected with Standard Bank

It’s ironic, but nobody really drinks coffee in Côte d'Ivoire

Renowned broadcaster Lee Kasumba is crisscrossing Africa to explore the Continent’s many opportunities and endless growth potential.

Click here to follow her journey, and for trusted insights into Africa’s markets, infrastructure, business environment, prospects and people.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kasumba, who is in Côte d'Ivoire.

She spoke about her beginners’ luck when playing Africa’s oldest board game.

Kasumba touched on why South Africa has not yet signed a free trade agreement that has Côte d'Ivoire salivating, and the challenges faced by small businesses (such as the 18% VAT rate).

Finally, she discussed the lack of coffee culture, despite it being Côte d'Ivoire's second largest export commodity.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

I actually won the first round!

Lee Kasumba

The game can last two days… it seems more intense than chess!

Lee Kasumba

This is the ironic thing; there are only two specialised coffee shops in Abidjan… In Côte d'Ivoire people don’t have a culture for drinking good coffee… Nobody really drinks coffee in Côte d'Ivoire… The price for a [small cup of] good cappuccino is around R56…

Lee Kasumba

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Nollywood, exporting culture to the world

Nollywood, exporting culture to the world

Lee Kasumba's last stop in Port Harcourt for Africa Connected was to a movie set like few others!

Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Big on palm oil? Make your way to Port Harcourt

Pan-African journalist, Lee Kasumba is on a fact-finding mission in Port Harcourt, Nigeria for Standard Bank's Africa Connected.

'Hospitable' Nigeria ready to make investors feel at home

'Hospitable' Nigeria ready to make investors feel at home

While in Port Harcourt, Africa Connected's Lee Kasumba met with Professor Steve Azaiki, coordinator of National Think Tank Nigeria.

Nigeria is oil. But it's also agriculture and, of course, Nollywood

Nigeria is oil. But it's also agriculture and, of course, Nollywood

Bruce Whitfield asks Lee Kasumba (Africa Connected) to recap her visit to Port Harcourt in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers State.

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

Why Ethiopian Airlines (not SAA) is Africa's biggest and best airline

State-owned (but not managed) Ethiopian Airlines is profitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba.

'Traffic in Abidjan is orderly. People are calm; nobody is screaming'

'Traffic in Abidjan is orderly. People are calm; nobody is screaming'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Lee Kasumba, who is exploring Côte d'Ivoire’s many opportunities and endless growth potential.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Hippo taking a casual stroll to St Lucia garage goes viral

[WATCH] Hippo taking a casual stroll to St Lucia garage goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

[WATCH] Mother playing on swing with child from fourth-floor window goes viral

[WATCH] Mother playing on swing with child from fourth-floor window goes viral

Khabazela shares some of the videos that went viral on Twitter and Facebook.

'Forced sterilisations make me ashamed of being a health professional'

'Forced sterilisations make me ashamed of being a health professional'

HPCSA president Dr Kgosi Letlape and Hopeville Foundation Support Group founder Bongekile Msibi weigh in on the report by CGE.

 Gauteng should be securing its own energy sources - Solly Msimanga

Gauteng should be securing its own energy sources - Solly Msimanga

DA Gauteng Provincial Legislature Caucus leader reflects on what he believes David Makhura's Sopa should tackle.

Rugby legend John Smit on how he does not drop the finance ball

Rugby legend John Smit on how he does not drop the finance ball

Rugby legend John Smit opens up about money and career changes.

‘Negotiation, your hottest currency’

‘Negotiation, your hottest currency’

You are just one deal away from turning your dreams into reality.

Stock Pick Monday - AngloGold, TenCent and Moderna

Stock Pick Monday - AngloGold, TenCent and Moderna

Moderna (a Nasdaq listed biotech company developing vaccines), AngloGold, and TenCent are on the menu tonight.

Sasol shares down almost seven per cent

Sasol shares down almost seven per cent

You could buy Sasol today at the same price as you could get it in 2006.

The JSE is a bumpy ride with serious ructions on world markets

The JSE is a bumpy ride with serious ructions on world markets

It started in Asia, went through Europe today, through Africa, we felt it in South Africa....and into the United States.

Justice ministry on a mission to put a stop to criminals repeating offences

Justice ministry on a mission to put a stop to criminals repeating offences

Questions have been raised in the wake of the murder of eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk.