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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...

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...

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...

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...

3 cars built in Africa

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Education: A Roadmap to Realizing Africa’s Youth...

By Roeland Monasch, CEO Aflatoun International and Elizabeth Bintliff, CEO Junior Achievement Africa Walk along any street in most African cities and you will see...

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...

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...

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PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, 19 June 2017. The 2017 edition of Africa Code Week officially kicked off yesterday in Flic-En-Flac, Mauritius. Now in its third...