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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...

Talking to Africa: New Book Explores Differences in PR Approaches in...

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 12 January 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A new e-book released this week, Talking to Africa: Considering Culture in Communications for a Complex...

Ghana’s $10 billion Futuristic Utopia. Hope City

“Many African cities will double in size over the next 20 years, and there is an assumption that brand new cities like Hope City...

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...

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...

AFC makes maiden $205m mining investment in Guinea-Conakry

One of the largest foreign investments in Guinea post the Ebola crisis.  An international consortium including Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is set to invest in...

Tigo offers free youtube streaming service

Tigo Tanzania has announced that it will offer free youtube video streaming for all its users. David Zacharia, Tigo head of data and devices, announced...

Uganda speeds visa issuance and strengthens border security with Gemalto Visa...

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 5 January 2017 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is supplying Uganda's Directorate of...

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...

Tanzania’s first gourmet chocolate company

Chocolate Mamas Gourmet Tanzanian Chocolate Company “From bean to bar, Chocolate Mamas ensures beautifully pure, organic, chocolate of the highest quality.” is Tanzania’s first and...

Africa’s first solar-powered airport

South Africa's George Airport has become the first on the continent to be powered by solar energy. George Airport's brand new 200 square meter solar...

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...

Mastercard Launches Mobile Marketplace to Digitize East Africa’s Agricultural Sector

NAIROBI, Kenya,-/17 January 2017/- Mastercard today launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE, which...

Government of Rwanda dedicated to promote its move to a cashless...

The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms to meet the needs of the...

30,000 Senegalese Youth To Receive Work-Readiness Skills Training

Project to provide hands-on employability skills training and school-to-work transitions to youth attending secondary school and TVET schools in 6 of Senegal's 14 provinces Education...

African Billionaire challenges Coca Cola!

Mohammed Dewji Ceo of MeTL Group has ambitious plans to take on some of the world’s biggest soft drink brands, such as Coca Cola,...

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...

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...

Tigo Tanzania launches ride hailing app

Last week Tigo Tanzania launched a new taxi hailing app called "Twende App" to improve urban mobility and the growing traffic congestion problems in...

Best African fintech solution 2016?

This Article is written by Appsafrica. Africa is the birthplace of some of the world’s most innovative fintech solutions and we now profile the...

Nigeria wants to send an astronaut to the moon!

As part of Nigeria’s plan to develop a world class space program, it has announced plans to send a man to the moon by...

Uganda builds Africa’s first solar powered bus

Ugandas state owned auto mobile company, Kiira Motors Corporation, is building what is expected to be Africa’s first solar powered bus. The prototype is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paper made from elephant dung

While poachers are hunting Elephants for their tusks, some local firms in Kenya are looking for the stuff that comes from the other side...

6 African tech startups to remember

 “in Africa, necessity is the mother of invention”  South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak There is a boom in exciting new tech startups...

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