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Ideas Matter Research Fellowships for West African Scholars

BOSTON, United States, 16 December 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The West African Research Association (WARA) and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce the...

Partnering for impact: How government and the private sector can advance...

Partnerships are a fundamental tenet of progress and should be leveraged to accelerate development results by harnessing the power of technology and innovation, says...

Onyx-Connect, first African company to manufacture smartphones and will cost only...

South African smartphone manufacturer Onyx-Connect, a privately backed company, will be launching a $30 Android smartphone into the African market. The company moved its full...

Burkina Faso by far exceeds its objectives for its development plan

PARIS, France 9th December 2016, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/ - The President, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and the government of Burkina Faso,...

Africa Code Week exceeds targets and trains 427,000 students in one...

LAGOS, Nigeria, 23 November 2016, SAP's ambitious goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a bold step...

RiseUp Summit 2016: The Entrepreneurship Revolution

November 21, 2016 Cairo, Egypt RiseUp hosted its annual press conference on the 20th of November to announce the activities and tracks that will be covered...

Nigerian businessman transforms food vending in Lagos

A young Nigerian is now redefining the traditional way of hawking food in a typical African society. Rasheed Salami's Prestigious Meals, basically hawks prepared...

Africa Rural Electrification to Power-Up this Month at 3rd Africa Mini...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - 7 November 2016 - The 3rd Africa Mini Grids Summit 2016 will convene this month on November 28-29 in...

The Croton Tree: Fuelling An African Agricultural Revolution

The croton tree, indigenous to East Africa, produces an inedible walnut sized nut that has never served much purpose beyond firewood until now as...

What tech will make African business a global player?

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 8 November 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Over the last year, all eyes have been on Africa's technology sector. And for a very...

Tanzania: Mini-Grids to Power 40,000 Homes

PowerCorner Tanzania has made plans to connect 40,000 homes across Tanzania with electricity by 2020 using mini-grids. PowerCorner Tanzania was established in 2015 to...

A $630 million boost for Tanzania energy sector

Egbin Power Plc, a Nigerian firm, has shown interest in Tanzania's energy sector by potentially installing a natural gas-fired power plant in the East...

8 reasons why Magufuli is the best African president

Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, has only been in office for just over a year and has already achieved more than many presidents have...

“The future will be built in Africa”, Mark Zuckerberg

"This is where the future is going to be built". A statement made by facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg while on a visit...

Ugandan coffee producers begin roasting coffee beans locally

Uganda is one of the world's biggest coffee producers, but mostly exports unprocessed green beans. That means much of the profit goes to the...

16 year old invents super material to fight drought

"No More Thirsty Crops" was the title of 16 year old Kiara Nirghin's submission to the Google Science Fair's Community Impact Awards for the...

African Union plans to raise $1.2 billion annually

The African Union has targeted 1.2 billion dollars annually to finance its activities. As it depends heavily on donors, AU members plan to raise...

Is Africa’s Future Online?

Shiyanda Mohutsiwa is a writer from Botswana. She describes herself as pan-African, the child of Botswana (her father) and Swaziland (her mother). Here she...

Solar power project to provide electricity for 1.1 million people

Nigeria's solar power ambitions have just received a huge boost as Pan Africa Solar and the Federal Government of Nigeria, signed an agreement to...

Kenyan entrepreneur starts successful spices business with just $48

Kenyan entrepreneur, Anzazi Kiti managed to generate roughly $1,600 a month by starting a pretty successful spices business with only $48. Kiti, who started the...

Why some South African farmers are producing mohair

A much-sought-after natural fibre in the fashion world is mohair. Made from Angora goats, South Africa is the world's leading producer of it. The BBC's...

African innovation award goes to anti Malaria drug

Dr Valentin Agon of Benin was unanimous winner of the US$100 000 Grand Prize for his innovation Api-Palu, an anti-malaria drug treatment that has...

Researches find helium reserve in Tanzania

enough to fill more than 1.2 million medical MRI scanners. Helium is best know as the lighter than air gas that is used to make...

Enda: The First Kenyan Running Shoe

The Kenyan running shoe; Enda (meaning "Go!"in Swahili) is a social enterprise founded to bring Kenyan athletic greatness to runners around the world, and...

Tanzania starts building its own helicopters.

Tanzania has started to build its own helicopters and we could see them take flight as early as 2018. The prototype model is a two-seater and...

Watch one man’s vision to transform Africa

This documenatary, Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa show, "tells the story of one man's vision to harness and unleash the ingenuity and creativity Africa's...

Uber has officially launched in Tanzania

Uber has officially launched its services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This is the 9th African country and 475th city on Uber’s global network. As...

8 African business opportunities

For most people the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Africa is Ebola, HIV, warlords, extreme poverty and news headlines that...

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