Ethiopian soleRebels store, Barcelona, Spain
Green shoe brand helps Ethiopia walk tall

Brightly coloured shoes, boots and sandals, handmade in Ethiopia, nestle in tyres and wooden pallets hung with ropes on the white walls of this former butcher's shop in GrĂ cia, a fashionably bohemian district of Barcelona, Spain.

By Megan Rowling 19 hours ago

Ecobank campaign
Ecobank launches new consumer campaign

The Ecobank Group has launched a new fully integrated consumer advertising campaign, 'Move On Up', centred on the bank's drive to ensure that consumers have world-class accessible and convenient digital banking solutions across Africa.

19 hours ago

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Uganda must investigate human rights violations

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organisations, the media and human rights defenders, and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said in a letter to the police inspector general.

22 hours ago

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Over 350 African startups apply to move to Korea

Startups from 26 African countries applied to scale their startups to South Korea under the K-Startup Grand Challenge, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to Korea and transform the country into an entrepreneurial hub.

By Gabriella Mulligan 23 hours ago

Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Increasing the trade that takes place between African countries plays an important part in furthering Africa's economic growth. PAMRO (the Pan African Media Research Organisation) believes that it is able to contribute meaningfully to the stimulation of greater trade between African countries, by working towards the harmonisation of media research across Africa.

By Oresti Patricios 1 day ago

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.

24 Jun 2016

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.

23 Jun 2016

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.

23 Jun 2016

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.

23 Jun 2016

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.

23 Jun 2016

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.

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016