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Africa's top 50 innovators announced
Africa's top 50 innovators announced

The Africa Innovation Summit has announced Africa's top 50 innovators, selected from across the continent to exhibit at the innovation forum next month...

3 days ago

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

23 May 2018

We rise together: Collaboration and Africa's economic future
We rise together: Collaboration and Africa's economic future

The key to business sustainability is changing how we think about competition and partnership. The business landscape is beginning to shift away from the traditional competition model, especially in Africa...

Issued by Shift Social Development 18 May 2018

African innovation hub.
African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto

A total of 90 African hubs from 32 countries with more than 450,000 innovators within their combined community, created and endorsed the Africa Innovation Policy Manifesto...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent
Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent

YPO is the premier leadership organisation for chief executives in the world. With over 25,000 members in over 130 countries across all industries and businesses, it is a global network that creates powerful connections to foster business and personal growth...

Issued by Duke Advertising 14 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

Kharom Klamphian © –
#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

Marco Croella, chief operating officer of StreetLib.
Italian StreetLib and Nigerian Publiseer partner to distribute more African literature

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, and StreetLib, an Italian ebook aggregator, have concluded a partnership that will see more African literature and non-fiction books published...

7 May 2018

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso Lombo, founder of Guardian Gabriel; Alexander Fraser of VC4A; and Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena.
#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By leigh andrews 4 May 2018

Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena and CEO of French-South African tech company, Methys.
#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By leigh andrews 3 May 2018

The Commonwealth Africa Forum.
Africa is open for business

Canada will host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018, convening over 250 delegates and a number of high profile speakers...

2 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future

A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape business and society in the future...?

By Louise Marsland 2 May 2018

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 24 Apr 2018

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

How will Artificial intelligence (AI) change the way we conduct business in Africa and will it make people redundant or irrelevant when it comes to jobs on the continent?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

Adisa Amanor-Wilks is the founder and CEO of Abjel Communications.
Social entrepreneurship - an amazing tool that can help African development

As entrepreneurship is crucial for any thriving economy, the growing number of entrepreneurs in Africa has captivated the interest of the world...

By Adisa Amanor-Wilks 18 Apr 2018

Alisée De Tonnac, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Seedstars World.
Today's emerging market entrepreneurs will achieve SDGs - Seedstars

This is the generation of entrepreneurs that will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

17 Apr 2018

Kigali, Rwanda.
AfDB partners with Africa Innovation Summit

The African Development Bank has confirmed its partnership with the second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, 6-8 June 2018...

16 Apr 2018

Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa
Classifieds app raises funding to expand in Africa

CoinAfrique, the most downloaded classifieds app in French-speaking Africa, aims to exceed 10 million monthly users by 2022...

13 Apr 2018

Barclays Accelerator.
Why African banks must work with fintech startups

The need for African banks to innovate at a quicker pace and access new customer segments is behind the increasing number of financial institutions partnering with or investing in fintech startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Four African startups make Seedstars final
Four African startups make Seedstars final

Four African startups have been selected amongst the 12 that will pitch for the chance to secure a share of $1 million in funding at the Seedstars World global final today in Lausanne, Switzerland...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open
Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open

The Global Startup Awards, which have been held annually since 2012, aim to select and recognise startups and entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in business and service to the community...

6 Apr 2018

Caroline Kende-Robb is chief advisor to Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, chair of the UK Education Commission.
These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Tigo managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology
Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

$1 million for innovative African entrepreneurs
$1 million for innovative African entrepreneurs

The African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in two new categories: sports and innovation...

14 Mar 2018

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