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Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

Reports on emerging technologies officially launched at African Innovation Summit, last week...

3 days ago

Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights
Training young African leaders can take societies to great heights

In addition to formal leadership training programmes, Africa's current leaders also need to contribute to the development of the young by demonstrating good leadership skills, analysts say...

By Franck Kuwonu 13 Jun 2018

African Development Bank launches coding for employment program
African Development Bank launches coding for employment program

The African Development Bank, together with partners, launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda...

12 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

African innovation must be nurtured
African innovation must be nurtured

African Innovators' closing call to action from Africa Innovation Summit 2018: "Africans must throw out the boxes that have caged them..."

11 Jun 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

Africa Innovation Summit.
Developing Africa-wide innovation

Africa Innovation Summit kicks off in Kigali showcasing ground-breaking African solutions...

6 Jun 2018

Launch of Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, December 2018.
AfCFTA could raise trade by 52%

Preparations for an Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo in December 2018 are underway...

6 Jun 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Developing woman leaders in Africa

A board of influential African women business leaders has been appointed to strategically position and launch the first regional circles of influence to develop woman leaders in Africa...

5 Jun 2018

Release of Edelman Trust Barometer in Nigeria.
78% of Nigerians still trust the media

The first bespoke Edelman Trust Barometer for Nigeria has been launched in Lagos. It measures trust in media, business and government...

4 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

Call for innovations from Africa's youth
Call for innovations from Africa's youth

UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa's development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform...

1 Jun 2018

Kora is the blockchain platform empowering social change in rural Africa.
Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora aims to engage with existing communities in rural Africa to combat issues that keep communities circling the poverty drain by using blockchain technology in the current financial system in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Macron announces $76m Africa startup fund

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a €65 million ($76.14 million) fund dedicated to providing access to small ticket funding for African startups, as part of the unveiling of a 'Digital Africa' initiative...

By Gabriella Mulligan 31 May 2018

Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution
Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution

Korea is ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa, says President Moon Jae-in...

28 May 2018

Support for African youth development from EU
Support for African youth development from EU

European Union and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace...

25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2018

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...

24 May 2018

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

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