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Sokowatch e-voucher scheme delivers relief to Kenya's vulnerable

East African startup Sokowatch has launched an e-voucher scheme to help ensure that essential food and goods are available, free of charge, to vulnerable families...

7 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals

Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow...

By Sebastian Sterl & Robert Brecha 10 hours ago

RETAIL

Kawena ensures a better life for Zimbabweans with OK Zimbabwe

During the current Covid-19 crisis when many Zimbabweans are struggling to obtain basic food items and essential goods, Kawena Exchange in partnership with OK Zimbabwe Limited took the lead to help these customers...

Issued by Kawena 11 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Cars: Transition from lockdown is a fork in the road - here are two possible outcomes for future travel

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

By Enrica Papa and Nicole Badstuber 12 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

D&AD and Colenso BBDO collaborate on a new five-part series for the Love This podcast

D&AD and Colenso BBDO have collaborated on a new five-part series on New Zealand-based podcast, Love This...

14 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What 5G will mean for marketing

When 5G lands in Africa, it will change everything. Damilola Abodunrin, business head of iProspect Nigeria, explains this new reality...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 hours ago

FINANCE

Controlling Covid-19 will carry devastating economic cost for developing countries

Many African countries quickly closed their borders and imposed lockdown. This meant that, until the beginning of May, no African country had more than 10,000 people affected, with South Africa, Egypt, Morocco or Algeria being the hardest hit...

By Borja Santos Porras 1 day ago

FINANCE

The dawn of an African financial union

Eight countries in West Africa recently announced their collective decision to adopt an indigenous new currency...

By Hemant G, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Volt Africa wins big at INMA Global Media Awards

Digitally integrated service provider Volt Africa won two prizes in the 2020 edition of International News Media Association's (INMA) prestigious Global Media Awards competition on Tuesday...

Issued by Volt Africa 1 day ago

RETAIL

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Global food price index falls to a 17-month low

Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#NewBiz: Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa announce new partnership

News and information platforms for African tech startups Ventureburn and Techpoint Africa have announced a new partnership...

1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa, waste and the butterfly effect

In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

By Adwoa Coleman 1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

Coronavirus: what Nigeria can do post lockdown

The World Health Organisation has warned that Covid-19 infection rates are likely to remain for a long time. There is therefore a need for countries to plan one step ahead of the epidemic curve...

By Doyin Ogunyemi 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africans are concerned about ills of social media but oppose government restrictions

When it comes to fighting Covid-19 in Africa, the internet and social media have been a double-edged sword. But concerns about misinformation extend beyond the Covid-19 crisis...

By Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 2 days ago

RETAIL

Kotex launches global She Can Initiative on 100th anniversary

Kotex is commemorating its 100th anniversary by committing to expand menstrual hygiene education and access through its global She Can Initiative...

3 days ago

TOURISM

Start with the beginning in mind. How do we 'future proof' the events industry?

The events industry, as with many others, has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil since the beginning of the year as a result of Covid-19...

By Joshua Low 3 days ago

TOURISM

What does the 'new normal' mean for corporate travel?

Pascalle Albrecht, head of commercial card service and lifecycle management at Nedbank Limited, elaborates on the pandemic's impact on the travel industry and looks ahead at what the operations in its sectors will look like under this "new normal" world of travel...

By Pascalle Albrecht 3 days ago

HEALTHCARE

What Kenya must look out for before easing Covid-19 restrictions

Kenya's initial response to was highly praised as effective in suppressing the spread of infections. There is cautious optimism as the country prepares for reopening of schools and economy due to a daily spike in cases and fatalities...

By Mark Nanyingi 3 days ago

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