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 9 hours ago

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

The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been facing a government-ordered internet shutdown since 17 January. This shutdown was imposed in the wake of ongoing strikes, violence and protests against the continued marginalisation of English-speakers.

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'

DAKAR, Senegal – The Gig Economy presents challenges for digital workers, particularly those from developing regions such as Africa.

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

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives, using mobile technology, benefits over 650,000 children in the Geita and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania.

2 days ago

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

Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to launch its Aloft brand in Port Louis, Mauritius, transforming a nine floor office building into a 150 room Aloft Hotel.

2 days ago

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

NAIROBI - Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday 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

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

BAMAKO, Mali - 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

TEL AVIV, Israel - i24News, which aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent, will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit taking place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017.

24 Mar 2017

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

LAGOS, Nigeria – Fundraising efforts have been launched for The Africa Center in New York City, a non-profit, multidisciplinary institution that provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and a platform for the most compelling content from the continent.

24 Mar 2017