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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Opera invests $100 million to grow African digital economy

Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, announced its plan to invest $100 million USD over the next two years...

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...

Africas haircare industry is rising into the billions!

As Africa’s middle class gain more disposable income the quality of hair care increases. Reports show that there is a lot of money being spent...

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...

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...

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...

Snail farming, Africa’s new gold

Many farmers despise them as they can ruin entire fields of crops but some in Africa have found a new market for the garden...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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