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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Top 10 countries in Africa to start a business

Every year, the Bank releases the global ‘Doing Business’ ranking of countries’ business environment, rating them based on how easy it is to start...

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...

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...

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,...

Why you should invest in Tanzania’s tourism sector

Tanzania has many tourist attractions. More than 44 per cent of the country’s land area is covered with game reserves and national parks. There...

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...

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...

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...

5 future cities of Africa

1. Kenya - Konza technology city Konza was planned as a mixed-use, high density walkable city that accommodates a diversity of programs and districts. By...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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