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Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded

17 hours ago

National mobilisation of entrepreneurialism

If national mobilisation of entrepreneurialism across a country is a solid possibility, what's stopping it and who is blocking it?

By Naseem Javed 14 hours ago

Jumia receives global accolade

African internet group, Jumia, has been named among the MIT Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2017

6 Jul 2017

Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

28 Jun 2017

Reaching Africa's millennials through targeted digital media

OMG Digital, a digital new media company focused on African millennials, have secured $1.1m seed funding from international investors

27 Jun 2017

Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

#CannesLions2017: “Great ideas can come from anywhere” - Ryan McManus

Native VML played an impressive role in putting a spotlight on African creativity at the global Cannes Lions 2017 Festival of Creativity. ECD Ryan McManus shares his highlights

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated

13 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

#CannesLions2017: “This is who we [Africans] really are” - Sunu Gonera

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Sunu Gonera of Egg Films shares his views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Bushra al-Fadil wins 18th Caine Prize for African Writing

Bushra al-Fadil has won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing with his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away”, translated by Max Shmookler

5 Jul 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa

29 Jun 2017

New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week

“How can Nigeria continue to dance on the graves of our children?” - Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of new Forbes Woman Africa show, ‘Against The Odds with Peace Hyde'

28 Jun 2017

Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

Locals are turning to crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa that are challenging Google Maps for dominance on the continent

21 Jun 2017

Search for best Ghanaian startups begins

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, as part of its global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon

20 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally

21 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country

20 Jun 2017

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