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In One Chart, Here's Why Africa Is The Hottest Growth Opportunity Of The Century

Africa often gets left out of the emerging markets conversation. If anything, most of the continent is still considered a frontier market, or an emerging market of the future.<p>While countries like China represent the most attractive growth opportunities today, Africa is arguably the most exciting …

Top Quotes About Africa At The 2014 World Economic Forum In Davos

With CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn Nielsen’s opening remarks to the 2014 World Economic Forum session “Africa’s Next Billion”, the debate on Africa started with speakers <b>President John Mahama</b> of Ghana; <b>President Goodluck Jonathan</b> of Nigeria; <b>Aliko Dangote</b>, billionaire business-mogul; <b>Winnie Byanyima</b>, Executive …

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30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, …

Expert says wireless internet initiatives in African cities Kigali and Tshwane could drive trend.

Free Wi-Fi initiatives in African cities such as Rwanda’s Kigali and South Africa’s Tshwane are set to drive wireless internet access on the …

10 Things To Know About Africa Before 2014 - Ventures Africa

“If your yam is white, you should cover it while you eat,” an African proverb reads. Put in context of the recent economic resurgence across the …

USAID awards $13-million to empower clean tech in emerging markets

In an effort to encourage innovative and environmentally friendly solutions in emerging markets, USAID (United States Agency for International …

Rocket Internet Partners With African Telecom Operator MTN To Invest $410M in Middle East Startups

MTN Group and Rocket Internet announced that they have formed a new joint venture to invest in startups in the Middle East, with a focus on e-commerce. The two companies will each hold a 50% stake in Middle East Internet Holding (MEIH).<p>The announcement follows another partnership, concluded earlier …

Nigeria's Akinwumi Adesina named Forbes African of the Year

<b>Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina has been named Forbes African of the Year for his reforms to the country's farming sector.</b><p>"He is a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself," said Forbes Africa editor Chris Bishop.<p>Analysts say Nigeria's economy has long been dominated by oil, while …

Can Cargo Drones Bring E-Commerce To Africa?

Laugh about drones delivering tacos all you want, but the Flying Donkey Challenge wants to create a working commercial cargo network in Africa, powered entirely by UAVs.<p>Africa is the leapfrog continent. As it develops and grows, much of its population is adopting the latest technologies, like cell …

Exclusive: Rwanda's 'digital president' Paul Kagame on technology's role in Africa's future

Rwanda was consistently praised last week at the Transform Africa summit by presidents, academics, business leaders and others for its progress in …

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Africa's biggest wind farm opens in Ethiopia

Africa's biggest wind farm has begun production in Ethiopia, aiding efforts to diversify electricity generation from hydropower plants and help the country become a major regional exporter of energy<p>Africa's second most populous country - plagued by frequent blackouts - plans to boost generating …

StartupBus Africa gets 40 entrepreneurs to pitch in front of Richard Branson

Today StartupBus Africa announced that it will be home to 15 international and 15 African entrepreneurs who have been chosen out of a total of 200 …

Africa's Richest Man To Build $350 Million Cement Plant In Niger

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, continues to expand his cement empire.<p>The Nigerian billionaire plans to spend up to $350 million to build a new cement plant in the Republic of Niger which will boost Dangote Cement’s annual output by 1.5 million tonnes.<p>According to a Reuters news report, …

West Africa moves towards single currency

The leaders will discuss a series of recommendations on the creation of a single currency zone, the establishment of a single customs area within …