GE spearheads infrastructure development
GE spearheads infrastructure development

General Electric, together with the Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital, are leading an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly underdeveloped African infrastructure sector. The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa.

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New global exhibition for Africa

The first plastic, rubber, petrochemical and building materials exhibition took place last week at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, 27-29 May 2016. The event, dubbed, Africa-PPB-EXPO Tanzania 2016, featured exhibitors and visitors from all over East and Central Africa as well as B2B meetings and matchmaking opportunities.

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Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30
Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30

Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list has hit the shelves, revealing the 30 most promising entrepreneurs from around the continent, across various sectors.

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TMT Finance Africa partners with IHS Towers
TMT Finance Africa partners with IHS Towers

TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 event announced in partnership with IHS Towers.The event will bring key telecom, media and technology focused international institutions and investors to Lagos.

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#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries; but we also know that challenges tend to be the greatest drivers of innovation. Nigerian ridesharing platform GoMyWay is evidence of this.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged hundreds of key decision-makers from across the world to prioritise environmental action in support of economic and societal growth, at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).

3 days ago

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Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts, has won Africa's first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.

3 days ago

Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP
Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalise on the continent's growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

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#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism
#AfricaMonth: Tech as a tool for cultural evangelism

Observing that children in his community displayed a disinterest in their African culture, Adebayo Adegbembo - along with his team at Genii Games - created the Asa brand. Asa (meaning 'culture' in Yoruba) is a growing collection of mobile apps dedicated to promoting and conserving indigenous African cultures in an engaging way, targeting kids in Nigeria and Nigerian diaspora.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Magna Carta CEO, Vincent Magwenya, celebrates in Berlin last night
Magna Carta wins Africa PR Consultancy of 2016

Reputation Management agency, Magna Carta, won the Africa PR Consultancy of the year category at the SABRE Awards in Berlin, Germany last night.

26 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

26 May 2016

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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Seven years ago Bassirou Bonfoh, the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique in Cote d'Ivoire, joined forces with 10 other African institutions. Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. Many of these infections, such as Ebola, Zika and HIV, are sadly, world famous.

By Thomas Kariuki 26 May 2016

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebrations, 25 May, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Bellville.

26 May 2016