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15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

15 Aug 2017

Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent
Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent

The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations...

By Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi 14 Aug 2017

Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million...

27 Jul 2017

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Do Millennials really exist?

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

By Allon Raiz 7 Jul 2017

Prioritising youth development across the continent
Prioritising youth development across the continent

Lack of education and mismatched skills remain major obstacles to Africa's development agenda...

19 Jun 2017

Driving a youth-centred information society in Africa
Driving a youth-centred information society in Africa

Empowering and preparing the youth in Africa for the future: we need to drive a youth-centred information society, says Nokia...

23 May 2017

Africa's future hangs in the balance
Africa's future hangs in the balance

The dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Sthe Shabangu asks whether we are doing enough to ensure Africa is ready...

By Sthe Shabangu 18 May 2017

Which are Africa's most competitive countries?
Which are Africa's most competitive countries?

According to the Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, African leaders have a choice to effect structural reforms that improve people's livelihoods...

By Anna Bruce-Lockhart 18 May 2017

Africa's jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth
Africa's jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

Leaders in Africa put job-creation programmes on the front burner as youth unemployment soars, creating serious problems...

By Kingsley Ighobor 12 May 2017

The ‘greening' of urban youth in Africa
The ‘greening' of urban youth in Africa

African youth are yearning for a greener existence after mass urbanisation has created overcrowding and other societal changes...

21 Apr 2017

Knowledge economy appeals to youth
Knowledge economy appeals to youth

New educational platforms transfer skills and spurs innovation among young people...

By Jacob Kushner 7 Apr 2017

Participants at the United Nations Youth Forum held in New York in January this year. Credit: Africa Renewal/Ihuoma Atanga
Youth dividend or ticking time bomb?

Africa has more people under 18 than any other continent in the world, reports Africa Renewal…

14 Mar 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

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$12m initiative launched to boost Gambia entrepreneurship, jobs

Projects to support entrepreneurship and job creation in the Gambia over the next four years, have been launched…

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Feb 2017

Who is winning in Africa, and is Africa winning?
Who is winning in Africa, and is Africa winning?

Africa Forum 2017 will see the launch of the much anticipated African Market Research Association (AMRA) and will set the African agenda for market research, including social research, opinion polling and data analytics...

Issued by African Market Research Association 8 Feb 2017

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UNIDO creates more than 6,000 youth jobs in Tunisia

Currently, in the governorates of Central, Southern and Northern Tunisia, around 40% of young graduates are unable to find work…

30 Jan 2017

Millennial marketing in 2017 – from one
Millennial marketing in 2017 – from one

Advertising is fun, we all love it and we love watching those classic South African humour based television or radio adverts. But how often do we get one of those? Wimpy and their “Talk Foreign” or Klipdrift with “Met Eish”...

By Murray Robertson 19 Jan 2017

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How to contribute to investing in Africa's youth

Call for Papers for AU ECHO 2017 with the theme, ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth'…

18 Jan 2017

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Is traditional advertising really dead?

Brands could be focusing on the wrong goal post, says David Karega, a communication specialist at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Kenya...

By David Karega 9 Dec 2016

Youth marketing in 2017 - five trends
Youth marketing in 2017 - five trends

In order to empower the South African youth, we need to provide them with the right information. However, in a society infiltrated with all sorts of messages, how can the right information cut through the noise...?

24 Nov 2016

First global marketplace for talent discovery launches in Africa
First global marketplace for talent discovery launches in Africa

A new social video platform, indi.com and mobile app, has launched in Africa, offering brands a conduit to reach the continent's massive Millennial market...

18 Nov 2016

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Open-publishing platform launches in East Africa

A digital publishing platform aimed at the youth has expanded into East Africa to amplify the voice of the millennial generation...

8 Nov 2016

Three essential tips you don't get from a marketing degree
Three essential tips you don't get from a marketing degree

Market conditions are becoming ever more challenging for youth marketers. The economy is straining under political pressure, technology has enabled one of the most powerful youth generations in history...

By Antoinette Pombo 31 Oct 2016

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Ringier partners with Kenyan entertainment brand Ghafla

In partnership with Ringier, Ghafla will become a regional publisher aimed at providing content targeting the wider East African market...

19 Oct 2016

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The modern marketing paradox

The youth are exposed to around 3000 ads per day and only a fraction of those come anywhere close to being noticed. It's no wonder then that brand managers are trying everything to get their brands to stand out...

By Antoinette Pombo 12 Oct 2016

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Five tips to win the youth over for brand managers

If you're over the age of 25, you'll be able to reminisce how easy it must have been to be the brand manager for Citi Golf. That's because every adolescent who passed their driver's licence drove a Citi Golf...

By Antoinette Pombo 5 Oct 2016

A millennial's take on rewarding his generation
A millennial's take on rewarding his generation

If anyone has intimate knowledge about what millennials think about rewards programmes, it's millennial entrepreneur, founder and managing director of mobile rewards platform, TuYu, Ruan Geyser...

13 Sep 2016

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology
The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past...

By Magnus Nmonwu 30 Aug 2016

African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, will empower youth and women to transform Africa...

30 Aug 2016

Benedict Kusi Ampofo
Finalists for Africa's leading youth entrepreneurship award

The Anzisha Prize applauds outstanding youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 for effecting change through innovative, people-centred solutions across Africa...

30 Aug 2016

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