Tigo managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - In an innovative partnership agreement, Tigo Tanzania and Uber have partnered up and all Tigo customers will now be able to use the Uber app for free.

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Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa, with awards for company of the year, CEOs, entrepreneurs and new startups.

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The actor Emilio Buale stands out in the official poster for the edition 2018 of the FCAT which has been presented in Madrid.
Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival launched

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT).

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Bill Gates
Bill Gates to visit Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria - Former Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose foundation the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has invested more than $9 billion in Africa since 2001, will be visiting Nigeria to check on the progress of developmental projects there.

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freestocks.org via .
The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Whenever I'm asked How can I get hold of you? I jokingly retort with Well, how can't you get hold of me? Many a true word said in jest, as they say. And it's true. WhatsApp, iMessage, Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Email, Twitter, Facetime, LinkedIn, Skype, or an actual phone call. So, when someone says they can't get hold of me I tend to roll my eyes a little. I heard a line once that went something like this:

By Shae Leigh 2 days ago

President Paul Kagame. Image credit: Village Urugwiro via
A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit.

By Collins Mwai 2 days ago

Yvonne Mhango, sub-Saharan Africa economist for Renaissance Capital.
Things are looking up in Nigeria and Ghana

In February this year we were in Nigeria and Ghana, where the macro outlook is improving.

By Yvonne Mhango 3 days ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology
Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation. With its young population, dynamic growth and rapidly improving infrastructure, sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse in the years to come.

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

Colosseum Vacation Home in Rome, Italy - Level access is via a pretty courtyard which leads into the spacious, newly modernised home, with one bedroom and bathroom that have been specifically converted for guests with a disability or mobility issue. Source:
Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs. The filters now allow guests to find listings with specific features including step-free entry rooms and more.

20 Mar 2018

Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever. The Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa, will be the venue on 10 April 2018 to showcase Africa's production talent.

19 Mar 2018

Consumer confidence surges ahead for West Africa
Consumer confidence surges ahead for West Africa

  • Nigerian and Ghanaian Consumer Confidence rose by as much as 5 and 8 points respectively for Quarter 4, 2017

Issued by Nielsen 19 Mar 2018

Jumia report launch.
Social media prompts smartphone adoption in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's mobile trends are highlighted in a report by Jumia Nigeria on key industry patterns, ahead of the start of Mobile Week. Smartphone use is up, driven by more Nigerians accessing social media sites; as well as the availability of cheaper smartphone brands from Asia.

19 Mar 2018