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QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry...

1 day ago

Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon
Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

1 day ago

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments
Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria
Online printing platform Ryteprint launched in Nigeria

Online printing platform Ryteprint has launched in Nigeria to enable individuals, small businesses and corporate organisations to buy customised business printing and marketing printed products...

By Tom Jackson 12 Sep 2017

Uganda. © Micha? Bara?ski via
Market opportunities in Uganda

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry will lead a group of black industrialists to finde market opportunities in Uganda...

6 Sep 2017

Nairobi Garage
Nairobi Garage relocates to state-of-the-art premises

Nairobi Garage has revealed the official opening of its new state-of-the-art entrepreneurship centre...

4 Sep 2017

CowryWise
Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone...

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition
Entrepreneurs can win $100,000 with Kwesé quiz competition

Econet Group chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, has unveiled a $100,000 competition for entrepreneurs across the world...

29 Aug 2017

Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

25 Aug 2017

Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth
Leverage digital technologies to mitigate challenges, drive growth

Thomson Reuters advises embracing the impact of digitalisation and turning disruption into opportunity...

25 Aug 2017

She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups
She Leads Africa launches accelerator for beauty startups

She Leads Africa has opened applications for its Dark and Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator, a 10-week entrepreneurship development programme...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

Seedstars Ethiopia.
AI-powered language tool LangBot wins Seedstars Ethiopia

LangBot, a gamified and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered language teaching chatbot, has been named the winner of the Ethiopian leg of global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2017

How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African
How this Senegalese fintech startup is going pan-African

Fintech startup InTouch is a Senegalese company taking an unusual step by establishing a footprint across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 22 Aug 2017

Uganda's Numida encourages app usage with access to loans
Uganda's Numida encourages app usage with access to loans

Last week was a big week for Ugandan fintech startup Numida, as it was declared winner of the Kampala leg of the Seedstars World competition...

By Tom Jackson 18 Aug 2017

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa....

16 Aug 2017

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

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah...

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training
Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic outcomes...

14 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

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos.
Google commits to preparing 10m in Africa for future jobs

Google is committed to preparing 10 million people for the jobs of the future in the next five years, making the internet work better for everyone in Africa...

By Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor 11 Aug 2017

Aliko Dangote speaking during the Afreximbank annual general meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
How to create a thriving pan-African business

The ups and downs of building a pan-African business: in conversation with Aliko Dangote...

10 Aug 2017

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks...

10 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup
Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region...

8 Aug 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive
Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG...

8 Aug 2017

Tigo provides connectivity for business districts in Ghana
Tigo provides connectivity for business districts in Ghana

Telecom operator, Tigo has announced that it completed point-to-multipoint base stations in four major business districts across Ghana...

8 Aug 2017

2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'
2017 Fak'ugesi Festival themed ‘Brave tech hearts beat as one'

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will once again be a celebration of technology, creativity, collaboration, and innovation from across the African continent...

2 Aug 2017

Ghana's AGOA strategy aims to boost growth
Ghana's AGOA strategy aims to boost growth

Ghana began developing an AGOA Strategy last year, following the renewal of AGOA for a 10-year period (2015 to 2025) by the US Congress...

2 Aug 2017

Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?
Are you Egypt's next top social entrepreneur?

A ‘hackathon' contest looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of energy, recycling and sustainable farming...

1 Aug 2017

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