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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Faso Soap: Reinventing the fight against malaria

Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko, two students from Burkina Faso have created an insect repellent soap using citronella, karate and other herbs. Faso Soap...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

3 cars built in Africa

The Kantanka suv model from Ghana The IVM Umu from Nigeria And the Kiira Smack

Tony Elumelu Foundation will give 1,000 Africans $5,000 to start business

AGOS, NIGERIA – Africa’s largest business incubator, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is now accepting applications from African entrepreneurs, with business ideas that can transform Africa. The application portal is open and accepting submissions until Midnight WAT on March 1,...

Research Calls for New Approach to Youth Employment

Youth Livelihood Diaries Shed New Light on Working Lives of African Youth Innovative research released today by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for...

5 reasons why Nairobi was ranked “smartest city in Africa”

According to a report released by The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), Nairobi is the most intelligent city in Africa. For Second year in a...

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...

The AFRICA CEO FORUM puts female leadership in Africa at the...

The AFRICA CEO FORUM and McKinsey & Company are pooling their expertise to launch the African Women in Business initiative at the 2017 AFRICA...

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 April 2017, East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according...

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...

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...

Vodacom fast-tracks Tanzania with 4G internet for subscribers

“A massive investment has been made in the network supplied by Nokia to offer our subscribers the fastest network in Tanzania.” Ian Ferrao, Vodacom...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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