Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.

By Gilbert Saggia 1 day ago

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, said as the UN kicked off Africa Week.

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Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange
Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in Sub Saharan Africa, with 50 million customers in 16 countries.

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Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation
Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation

COTONOU, Cameroon - The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Cameroonian authorities to immediately halt the prosecution of three journalists after a judge on October 9 changed the charges against them mid-trial.

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Centrespread Grey receives award.
Nigeria's ‘brand agency of decade' announced

At the recent Nigeria Brand Awards, Centrespread Grey was announced as the ‘Iconic Brand Agency of the Decade' Award at the 2017 edition of the awards.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chris Weylandt on the business of contemporary home decor design

Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of furniture and decor retailer Weylandts, forms part of the impressive line-up at this year's Business of Design conference held in Cape Town last week and Johannesburg this week.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

  • Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing
  • The independent convenience store remains the dominant channel in the country
  • In the quest for the best price, 46% of shoppers actively look for promotions when shopping

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Freedom of expression urged in Kenya
Freedom of expression urged in Kenya

Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn. The experts denounced fake information being circulated on social media seeking to denigrate human rights organisations, including members of the Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu initiative which works for free and fair elections.

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Alan Knott-Craig
#EntrepreneurMonth: If you can sell your first startup, sell it

Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose.

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 day ago

Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe
Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - The overhauled Zimbabwe.misa.org website provides in-depth analysis and commentary, as well as the latest developments in the media and information sectors.

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AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

ACCRA, Ghana - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has launched its call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards. The theme this year is Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.

13 Oct 2017