Orange and OpenClassrooms have combined forces to train young Africans in digital technology.
Critical need for digital skills for Africa's youth

It is essential to train young Africans, particularly in digital skills, to ensure the economic development of the continent in the decades to come and avoid the brain drain of strategic skills for its development.

6 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Leroy Mawasaru was only 16 and still at school when he founded Greenpact, a social enterprise to provide alternative renewable energy to local communities and institutions in Kenya.

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook has today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all. Facebook's aim is to raise awareness of emerging online issues.

6 Feb 2018

Data can assist with Africa's migration challenge
Data can assist with Africa's migration challenge

Data can help manage human mobility, says the Economic Commission for Africa, and deal with the challenges not only affecting African countries, but also nations in developing regions, including those with good statistical infrastructure.

25 Jan 2018

Combating Africa's inequalities
Combating Africa's inequalities

Nelson Mandela, shortly after becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa, spoke to both his countrymen and women - indeed, for Africans everywhere - when he declared, "We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity and power in our society."

By Ernest Harsch 10 Jan 2018

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power, especially within the continent's largest and most networked cities. Infrastructure lights up homes, spreads information, speeds up travel, and facilitates trade.

17 Nov 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

The world needs to bet on Africa to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, as Africa has 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world.

20 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding.

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth
Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

The increased participation of women in intra-African trade is critical to sustainable growth on the continent. Today, intra-African trade stands at about 13% of the total trade in Africa. This is extremely low when compared to intra-Asia trade, which sits at about 40% of total trade. Clearly we are not tapping into the full opportunities our continent has to offer to each other's growth.

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues. It is easy to name influential films like An Inconvenient Truth or note advances made by The Guardian's environmental reporting. But what is often missing from this discussion is the environmental costs of producing media in the first place.

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A mobile app and online web portal designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa has been launched by the Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA).

16 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017.

15 Aug 2017

Three outstanding African innovators walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017.
Africa's top innovators announced

ACCRA, Ghana - The 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa awards welcomed hundreds of entries from outstanding innovators. For the first time, IPA nominees include innovators from Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Zimbabwe, and featured a stronger presence of women that in any of the years past.

31 Jul 2017

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