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What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>2 min read<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can …

The Future

Africa in the World Cup: Building cohesion through the world’s most-watched sport

By Karim Foda, Mariama SowThe World Cup, which starts this week, is the most-watched sporting event in the world, having reached more than 3 billion …

Africa

Why Business Has a Critical Role to Play

<b>By</b> <b>Pieter Bensch,</b> <b>Executive Vice-President, Africa & Middle East at Sage</b><p><b>West Africa is on the rise, with Nigeria showing resilience and diversifying</b> …

Economic Development

Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

<b>A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood.</b><p>Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient's finger.<p>The diagnosis is ready …

Blood Tests

Fourth Edition Of Africa Code Week Kicks Off In Madagascar With A Goal To Empower 600,000 Youth In 2018 - Africa.com

<b>With over 1.8 million lives impacted since 2015, Africa Code Week harnesses partnerships to build community capacity on digital education across an</b> …

Africa

Turning Waste into Profit

In sub-Saharan Africa, TechnoServe is working to create new industries and incomes from products typically discarded as waste during cashew and …

Sustainability

How to Start an Online Store - 8 Steps from Setup to Your First Sale

It’s easy to start an online store or specialty boutique these days, but there’s much more to online selling than a snazzy website. I learned this …

eCommerce

Africa needs another million PhD scientists to develop homegrown solutions

It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge.<p>As figures collated by the World Bank in 2014 show, the continent—home to around 16% of the world’s population—produces less than 1% of the world’s research output. These …

Africa

Using the Internet of Things to Accelerate Industrialisation in Africa - Africa.com

Africa’s slow-paced journey towards inclusive growth has been as a result of self-sabotage from both leaders and followers, and an unpopular factor, …

Internet of Things

Punching patriarchy: The Zambian female boxer taking on the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Catherine Phiri, 32, is currently Zambia's fiercest boxer -- and she has the accolades to show it. Phiri was the first African woman to win a prestigious World Boxing Council Gold title in 2016.<p>However, her battles haven't just been in the ring.<p>Phiri is from a poor family and she's thrown …

Boxing

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer

For years, particularly over the last decade, African countries have championed the idea of solving the continent’s myriad of problems with innovation and innovative thinkers. Many governments have done this through the traditional approach of recruiting scientists and academics within government …

Innovation

The 5 Busiest Cities in Africa - Africa.com

Working in the big city and joining the rat race is a dream for anyone who wants to take themselves out of a life of poverty. In the past few …

How Nigerian startup founders cope with the stigma of failure in an unforgiving market

<i>A young consumer internet founder blocked me recently. What’s your #1 piece of advice for startups in Nigeria? Without missing a beat it was simple. Just F*%king Survive. That’s it. Impossible for me to go deeper than that in my brief encounters. But whatever you are doing. Just f*%king survive.</i> – …

72 Best Freelance Jobs Websites to Start Freelancing (Fast)

If you’re looking for well-paid <b>freelance jobs</b>, or to just to get freelance work on the side that can help pad your savings or pay the bills, then …

Noteworthy Tips to Start Your Car Wash Business

Always had dreams of starting your own car wash business, but never had the right guidance to start one? You don't need to worry, because …

Are You Using The Most Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for 2018?

If you’re reading this it’s likely you’re on Facebook (it's also highly likely your prospects and customers are on there as well). After all, there …

Marketing

Infographic: Social Media Business Etiquette

5 Steps to Build a Creative Business from Scratch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any economist will tell you that the creative sector is a leading component of worldwide economic growth, employment and trade. Over the last decade, there has been a significant shift from individuals choosing to work in traditional …

5 Creative Ways to Increase Your Brand Awareness

You want your company to stand out and become successful in its domain? Well, if there is anything you need apart from a great line of …

How Small Business Owners Can Take Advantage of Instagram

Internet users were sharing photos before Instagram, but nothing like they do through Instagram. With cool filters and video capability, it seems …

Adopt These 3 Mindsets and You'll Become an Unstoppable Entrepreneur

The first and biggest step toward getting rich eventually is to give up on getting rich quick.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite the difficult circumstances that may happen in your life, there is always an opportunity to overcome them as you build your …

Entrepreneurship

More people than ever now have electricity in Africa, but 600 million are still in the dark

Around 600 million people lacked access to electricity in Africa, according to World Bank data from 2014.<p>If you have read an article about electricity in Africa before, this number is not new to you. It has become a familiar, almost totemic refrain in every op-ed, panel discussion and program …

Don’t underestimate the power of Africa’s informal sector in a global economy

The informal economy in Africa is big business. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that its average size as a percentage of gross domestic product in sub-Saharan Africa is 41%. This ranges from under 30% in South Africa to 60% in Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.<p>It is also a huge …

How This 30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Changed The Face Of Stock Photography

Written by Dominique Fluker <br>Apr 19, 2018<p>Karen Okonkwo is a Nigerian-American and Seattle-based serial entrepreneur who co-created TONL with the …

How the Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food

Along the Atlantic coast at the southwestern tip of the Gambia, the local stewards of Konoto forest had to take drastic measures to ensure the …

This is how to grow and earn millions with groundnuts

Most farmers in Kenya are now embracing high value crops like groundnuts and soybeans, ditching unprofitable traditional crops like maize and …

Africa: Demand for Baobab Fruit Increases in the UK

An elephant rests under a baobab tree in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.<p>Baobab fruit sales have increased by over 1,600 per cent in some areas …

How To Set Up A Successful Freelancing Business

Freelancing can be an extremely lucrative career option. According to an Upwork study, there are more than 55 million freelancers in the United …

How ancient knowledge inspires African tech to flourish

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tech companies have long been known for innovative work environments. Giants like Apple were, after all, founded by once-hippies like Steve Jobs.<p>However in Africa, a continent increasingly embracing tech and innovation -- with tech hubs in almost all major cities, the ancient philosophy of …

Bee keeping in farms increases crop yields by 70 per cent, research finds

A study by the African Insect Science for Food and Health in 2017 established that crop pollination by bees’ increases farm yields by 70 per …