Lamin M. Manneh is director, UNDP Regional Service For Africa.
Enabling youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Although the continent's "rising narrative" began to dim with effect from 2015, when economic growth rates started declining dramatically, the "Afro-optimism" is gradually returning...

By Lamin M. Manneh 3 days ago

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program, to reach to thousands of Nigerians across the country...

8 hours ago

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KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa
Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa

Remittance thought leaders to gather in Lagos, Nigeria, in October for Remittance Africa Expo 2018...

5 Jul 2018

Primedia Outdoor continues to expand its digital footprint in sub-Saharan Africa
Primedia Outdoor continues to expand its digital footprint in sub-Saharan Africa

As part of growing its digital footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, Primedia Outdoor has recently gone a step further to install new 4m x 8m and 3m x 6m LED screens in eSwatini and Lesotho respectively...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 5 Jul 2018

Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions
Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions

The Ivorian government has signed MOU with Visa with an aim to digitise government services and ensure financial services are accessible to more Ivorians...

5 Jul 2018

Why African corporates need startups in order to innovate
Why African corporates need startups in order to innovate

"Corporates will not be able to innovate in Africa without startups..."

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent
Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA
How consumer trends are transforming executive DNA

Executive DNA is not immutable. Requirements shift. Profiles change. Business needs and economic conditions are obvious drivers, but societal factors, technology developments and the spirit of the times play a major role in how executives see themselves, their role and priorities...

By Annelize van Rensburg 4 Jul 2018

Investing in youth entrepreneurship
Investing in youth entrepreneurship

Youth for Africa and SDGs (YAS!), a Pan-African entrepreneurship ecosystem catalyser launches...

4 Jul 2018

Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products
Woolies celebrates #Mandela100 with 3 cause-related products

Marking the centenary year of Nelson Mandela's birth, Woolworths has launched three cause-related products...

4 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile
#MobileCommerce: Step into the future with mobile

When mobile phones hit the market in South Africa around 1994, there was a sentiment by many that, having lived life quite effectively without these devices, they simply did not need one...

By Dave Nemeth 4 Jul 2018

Boosting intra-Africa trade
Boosting intra-Africa trade

Intra-Africa trade received a boost with the launch of $1-billion South Africa-Africa Trade and Investment Promotion Programme (SATIPP)...

4 Jul 2018

AU sets up African Women Leadership fund
AU sets up African Women Leadership fund

African Women Leadership Fund announced to bolster women-owned businesses in Africa...

4 Jul 2018

The importance of media training
The importance of media training

Keshia Patchiappen states five reasons for why media training is essential when facing journalists in the firing line...

By Keshia Patchiappen 4 Jul 2018

Publiseer.
Publiseer up for Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program

Publiseer qualifies for finals of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs Program...

4 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

Generation Z will transform African business
Generation Z will transform African business

The next-generation workforce is set to drive positive change for Africa's enterprises...

3 Jul 2018

Empower the youth urges UN chief
Empower the youth urges UN chief

The United Nations stands with you, Guterres assures youth at Ife Model UN in Nigeria...

2 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business
#MobileCommerce: The rise of mobile shopping and its impact on business

While retailers need to be geared for mobile, it is only a part of the shopping journey in South Africa. Omnichannel is where it is at...

By Robyn Cooke 2 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

Team TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris with their Gold Lion at Cannes Lions 2018.
"Brands: Get ahead of a problem that matters to consumers" - Pete Khoury

I caught up with Pete Khoury of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and the Creative Circle, for his views on why brands should get ahead of a problem that matters to consumers...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jun 2018

8 steps to refreshing your corporate identity
8 steps to refreshing your corporate identity

Coming up with your corporate identity is not as simple as briefing a designer and giving them free rein. There is a lot of ground work that you need to do in advance to understand where your brand is going, and how your identity will reflect this...

By Tim Allemann, Issued by Fedgroup 28 Jun 2018

Nominations for 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards closing soon
Nominations for 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards closing soon

Nominations for the All Africa Business Leaders Awards close at midnight on Saturday, 30 June 2018...

28 Jun 2018

Growth and change for TLC Marketing Worldwide
Growth and change for TLC Marketing Worldwide

TLC Marketing bids farewell to their former CEO Derek Miller, who will now fulfil the role of CEO for the agency's Chinese office in Shanghai. Preneshen Munian, MD of South Africa, will take the reigns as Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 28 Jun 2018

Don Edkins, South African documentary filmmaker, producer and founder of Steps.
Academy invites well-known African filmmakers to become members

South African documentary filmmaker and producer, Don Edkins, who is also the founder of Steps, is one of the Africans that were invited this week to become members of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation that votes on the Academy Awards...

28 Jun 2018

The most expensive and affordable African cities to live in
The most expensive and affordable African cities to live in

According to Mercer's 24th Cost of Living survey which ranks cities around the world, Luanda remains the highest-ranking city in Africa - more attractive for foreign investments and also cheaper for foreigners to live in...

28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Patrick Schofield, CEO of rewards-based crowdfunding platform, ThundaFund.com.
Crowdfunding in Africa to reach R415.8 million in 2025

In 2016, the Afrikstart Crowdfunding in Africa Report, named South Africa as the leading rewards-based crowdfunding hub in Africa, estimating its value in the region of R415.8m in 2025...

27 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers
This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

African consumers are experiencing a mobile mind-shift
African consumers are experiencing a mobile mind-shift

African consumers today rely on their mobile devices not just for communication but to perform a growing range of functions online; provided they get a seamless end-to-end experience...

26 Jun 2018

Peace Hyde opens the AHA Skills Acquisition Centre in Lagos. Image supplied.
Peace Hyde opens a new branch of Aim Higher Africa (AHA) in Lagos

Peace Hyde, has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa in Lagos...

26 Jun 2018

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