Business in Africa

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Government secures $125 million to boost agriculture (Ghana)

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that, his government has secured an amount of $125million from the Canadian government to …

Insights from Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) recently held the annual Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference. …

Venture Capital

USAID offering $4m for solar startups in Africa

Image by 123RF<p>Disrupt Africa reported in November USAID made eight investments – as part of the “Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for …

Uganda becomes a regional bread basket

Uganda has established itself as one of East Africa‘s major food baskets, mainly because of its agricultural productivity. CGTN‘s Hillary Ayesiga …

23 African Countries With The Lowest Unemployment Rates

In Algeria, GE partners with Air Algeria to provide its aircraft with engines. Photo: GE.com<p>Africa is witnessing its best growth performance in …

Youth-run organization in Cameroon turns poo to clean energy

At a school in Cameroon’s largest city Douala, students learn how waste can be turned into a renewable source of energy.<p>The lessons are run by The …

Bridging the gap between entrepreneurship and education

Over eleven million youths are expected to enter the job market in Africa in the next ten years. However, 55 per cent of children in Sub-Sahara …

Education

IBM Invests $70m in 25m new jobs for African youths

By Emeka Aginam<p><b>T</b><b>o</b> empower African youths with IT skills for global competitiveness, IBM has discloaed plans to invest $70 million to create 25 …

IBM

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Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

" data-lazyauto="true"><p>Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the …

Role of technology in Africa's agricultural narrative

If Africa is going to use agriculture as a catalyst for growth it would need to do the basics right. The continent has been impacted by climate …

Africa

Morocco Shows the Way towards Economic Integration in Africa

Morocco seems poised to build on its recent diplomatic and economic success in Africa in order to champion an African model of economic integration …

Africa

RELEASED! Here are the 9 GOLDEN TIPS that made Aliko Dangote the successful billionaire that he is

<b>Aliko Dangote has become a household name in Nigeria due to the height of success he has climbed. If you are a thoroughly bred Nigerian, then you</b> …

Success

Ban Ki-moon: “Social and economic development can only be led by the private sector”

The AFIF 2017 (http://APO.af/y28Bux), pan-African meeting of entrepreneurs and investors convened by EMRC (www.EMRC.be), has taken place from 13-16 …

M-Pesa: Kenya's mobile money success story turns 10

(CNN)Smartphone payments are gaining ground in the US, but mobile money is old news in Kenya.<p>The majority of the East African country's population is subscribed to a mobile payment service, and the most popular choice is M-Pesa, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in March 2017.<p>M-Pesa -- "pesa" …

Africa

Africa urged to mentor youth for agricultural transformation

One of the key themes that came out of the Young Africa Works Summit is the need to create policies that are conducive to young people as to actively …

Here's Another Powerful Player Focusing on Digital "New Collar" Jobs in Africa

Social Impact Investing Is Attracting New Funds As Well As New Startup Ideas

If you’re looking for a respite from the daily parade of rancorous headlines and doomsday predictions, might I suggest dipping a toe in the world of social impact investing.<p>I said “yes” to an invite to Impact Engine’s annual showcase the other day, and walked away thinking that what might have been …

Philanthropy

AfDB approves new US $28.2M funding injection in Shelter Afrique

— Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, February 16, 2017 – On February 1, 2017, the African Development Bank disbursed an equity investment of US $8.2 million in …

Dangote begins rice cultivation project in Nigeria

February 15, 2017 - by Susan Reidy<p>Share This:<p>Search for similar articles by keyword: [Dangote Flour Mills], [Rice]<p>Company plans to have 25,000 …

Nigeria

Lindiwe Zulu to launch Technology Businesses Incubation Partnership for Black Entrepreneurs

South African Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu and the French Ambassador, Christophe Farnaud will on 21 February 2017 launch the …

Why Africa's richest province Gauteng is looking to drive investment into West Africa

<b>Content presented by Gauteng Growth and Development Agency</b><p>The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) is looking for opportunities in East and …

Africa

World Bank sees Zambia economic growth at 4 percent in 2017

Zambia's economic growth is seen rising to 4 percent in 2017 and 4.2 percent in 2018, the World Bank said on Monday, predicting a jump in copper …

World Bank

World Bank to SA parliamentarians: The key to economic growth is private investment

The issue of direct and private investment is a prickly pear. Policy uncertainty, a volatile currency, political interference and state capture are …

Economics

Obama’s Power Africa to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria’s Power sector

Power Africa, the USAID-funded energy initiative created under the Obama administration, has announced plans to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria’s …

Renewable Energy

Smart Africa cities execution plan discussed in Kigali (Rwanda)

The conglomerates of the Africa continent are all set up to fuel the more socio-economic development, courtesy of affordable access to broadband and …

West African CFA franc zone to see strong growth - IMF

Countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) are on track to see medium-term economic growth of about 6 percent after recording …

Economics

These 3 countries are committing $85 million to boost intra-Africa trade.

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are planning to construct a 700km bridge in an effort to boost …

Africa

Young female entrepreneurs need role models, not stereotypes

Young female African entrepreneurs must speak out and act as role models to inspire other women to shake up a profession dominated by white men, …