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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Digital-skills-for-girls initiative sets stage for landmark Africa Code Week in 2017

Digital skills development for African girls and women received a major boost at the first #eSkills4Girls Africa Meetup held ahead of the Transform Africa...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

8 African business ideas for a low budget

Africa is classified as a poor continent. How can that be? There are so many opportunities to make money, even if you are on a...

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...

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...

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...

3 cars built in Africa

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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