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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report...

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 1 day ago

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

Oxford Professor Mark Graham spells out the opportunities and challenges for African workers in the new digital world...

1 day ago

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups
Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe (L) presents a birth certificate to a parent during the launch of mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Tigo Tanzania donated 1,200 mobile phones to support the exercise. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions...

2 days ago

Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius
Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International to debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with signing of the brand's first adaptive re-use project in Africa...

2 days ago

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects...

3 days ago

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Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...

24 Mar 2017

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i24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summit

The international news network i24 News will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit...

24 Mar 2017

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

Dangote Group to launch fundraising for The Africa Center in New York City...

24 Mar 2017

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

Various organisations working on internet and development across Africa will gather to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration...

22 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme
Microsoft launches East African #Insiders4Good fellowship programme

Microsoft has launched East Africa's first #Insiders4Good fellowship programme affording entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their solutions for social challenges in communities…

20 Mar 2017

Image from Loeries® Regional Roadshow in Lagos, Nigeria.
#Loeries2017: Andrew Human's Regional Roadshow highlights

Loeries CEO Andrew Human chats about the Loeries' recent Regional Roadshow that covered Lagos and Nairobi while also sharing tips to boost your personal creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda
New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda

Uganda, a country with a high smartphone penetration, is the first-to-market for SureBüddy, a sponsored insurance app…

17 Mar 2017

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white).
Social entrepreneur projects awarded in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs in annual Change-Makers' competition…

17 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya, East Africa's industrial nerve centre is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. East Africa was again the continent's fastest growing region and is expected to continue its high growth path in 2016/2017...

By Stephen du Preez 16 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Chicken Corner
Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award
Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award

Find out how the BBC Komla Dumor Award impacts on its winners' careers...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2017

Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network strengthens digital capabilities in Sub Saharan Africa through partnership with People Input International…

8 Mar 2017

Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO
Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO

Rwandan short film scoops two prestigious awards at the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)…

By Moses Opobo 8 Mar 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

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People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform
Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform

Kenyan makerspace Gearbox has launched a Fab Lab platform for Fab Academy…

By Tom Jackson 27 Feb 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

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