Innovation Prize for Africa winners: (L-R): Dr Imogen Wright, Dr Eddy Agbo, Dr Achidi Valentin Agon.
Innovation Prize for Africa winners

This year's winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa offer innovative responses to address malaria and HIV/AIDS, two of Africa's greatest disease burdens, showcasing African ingenuity at the same time.

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African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry. The Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sports of African Union Member States have established the long awaited African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission as a specialised agency of the African Union.

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Dharmesh Nagar
How to market in Africa

With scores of SA businesses and multinationals looking to expand across Africa, SA-based marketing agencies are positioning themselves to pitch their clients to a vast African audience. But they need to be aware of unique African approaches to business, says pan-African marketing agency, Media Revolution.

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Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group
Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group

Two major investors in African power projects announced on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, a joint venture that they said would help boost electricity output across the continent.

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Michael Armstrong
Africa's productivity growth rate falls

Africa's average rate of productivity growth falls to 1.7%. Strong GDP growth in Africa has masked disappointing productivity, according to ICAEW's latest Economic Insight: Africa Q2 report.

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Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that, experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable materials from their garbage piles.

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Dr Mostefa Souag. Photo credit: Aljazeera
Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

The Egyptian Criminal Court sentenced Ibrahim Helal, former director of news at Al Jazeera's Arabic channel, and Alaa Sablan, identified by the prosecution as an Al Jazeera journalist, to death on Saturday, 18 June 2016.

21 Jun 2016

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Youth employment trends in East Africa

East African youth are seeking a greater voice in their future, according to new youth-led research released today by The MasterCard Foundation Youth Think Tank.

21 Jun 2016

Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique
Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique

Coca-Cola Sabco last week announced the official opening of its world-class bottling facility in Matola Gare, near Maputo, Mozambique. This opening is part of the company's ongoing investment in world-class manufacturing capabilities on the African continent.

20 Jun 2016

Group of Andela developers,Kenya. Photo Credit: Robert Opiyo
Zuckerberg, GV invest in Andela

Andela, a company that identifies the most talented software engineers in Africa and prepares them for successful careers with top global tech companies, has announced $24 million in Series B funding to catalyse its growth across the African continent.

20 Jun 2016

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Unlocking telecoms investment in Africa

World Telecom Labs (WTL) has unveiled the findings of its recent survey about the management and rollout of voice and/or data deployments in Africa that have been financed by universal service funds (USF).

20 Jun 2016

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#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

The influential Consumer Goods Forum was held in Africa for the first time, 15-17 June 2016 - and naturally, the focus was on doing business in Africa. These are the top 10 retail and consumer trends that investors have to take a note of, that were raised at the summit:

By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016