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National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism
National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it?...

By Naseem Javed 4 hours ago

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago...

3 days ago

Senegal leads in building a digital economy
Senegal leads in building a digital economy

In 10 years, the digital economy will probably ‘weigh' 10% of African GDP...

11 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next
Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount...

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Jumia receives global accolade
Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017...

6 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba
Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Bushra al-Fadil
Bushra al-Fadil wins 18th Caine Prize for African Writing

Bushra al-Fadil has won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing with his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away”, translated by Max Shmookler...

5 Jul 2017

Senegal merchant solution Weebi expands across Africa
Senegal merchant solution Weebi expands across Africa

Senegalese startup Weebi, which operates a digital solution helping shopkeepers with bookkeeping, has expanded to Burkina Faso, Guinea, Gabon, Angola and Ethiopia, since launching last October...

By Tom Jackson 3 Jul 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA
Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa...

29 Jun 2017

Self-taught, spurred on by love: Senegal's star food blogger
Self-taught, spurred on by love: Senegal's star food blogger

This Senegal-based blogger has built up an adoring online audience of thousands by whipping up mouth-watering meals from all corners of the globe...

28 Jun 2017

Y’ello Box
Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone...

28 Jun 2017

New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week
New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week

“How can Nigeria continue to dance on the graves of our children?” - Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of new Forbes Woman Africa show, ‘Against The Odds with Peace Hyde'...

28 Jun 2017

Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally...

21 Jun 2017

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent...

21 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins
Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon...

20 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017
10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

19 Jun 2017

Dakar, Senegal. © Dereje Belachew via
UN hosts Dakar media seminar on extremism

A seminar aimed at strengthening the capacities of journalists and media to better contribute to “preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel”, is being held by the UN...

8 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour
Call for African startups to join PitchDrive tech hub tour

Nigerian technology innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), and Google for Entrepreneurs have launched PitchDrive, a three week, five-city European tech hub tour...

5 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor
Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs
Incubation model helps social entrepreneurs

Over 1 million African children's lives improved by local social entrepreneurs in Africa...

25 May 2017

António Guterres.
‘Learn from and work with Africa'

To mark Africa Day today, António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, said all of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of Africa...

25 May 2017

Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences
Focus on the connected customer to deliver personal experiences

Nigerian CIOs must focus on the needs of the connected consumer and look at how they can use the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies (also known as the Third Platform), to deliver personalised experiences...

24 May 2017

Cobus van Zyl, COO (right) and Rashid Tenga, CEO, of Aggrey & Clifford.
East Africa agency named as one of world's best

Tanzanian-based agency, Aggrey & Clifford, has been recognised as one of the world's leading independent agencies...

17 May 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'...

15 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

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