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#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020
#AfricaMonth: 4 trends impacting African entrepreneurship in 2020Article

Africa's entrepreneurship rate is the highest in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), 22 % of Africa's working age population segment are starting their own businesses...

Melissa Mbazo 12 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformation
#AfricaMonth: 3 young entrepreneurs committed to social transformationArticle

While skills development and policymaking play a vital role in long term transformation efforts, youth entrepreneurship serves as a viable way to achieve tangible impact on a local, national and even continental scale...

Melissa Mbazo 30 Apr 2020

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020
GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize returns in 2020Article

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2020 gives hope and support to the agripreneurs on the African continent...

20 Apr 2020

Nila Yasmin, APO Group African Women in Media Award Winner receiving the APO Group African Women in Media Award from Nicolas Ponpigne-mognard, founder and chairman, APO Group
Ugandan journalist wins APO media awardArticle

Ugandan journalist Nila Yasmin wins the 2019 APO Group African Women in Media Award...

1 Nov 2019

ANPI announces top 10 finalists
ANPI announces top 10 finalistsArticle

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has identified the top 10 finalists for its grand finale event...

15 Oct 2019

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African Women in Media Award finalistsArticle

Three journalists have been shortlisted to win the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award...

3 Oct 2019

Judges for APO media award
Judges for APO media awardArticle

The jury for the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award is announced...

1 Oct 2019

Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB.
CcHUB acquires iHub in landmark dealArticle

Kenya's iHub is acquired by Nigeria's CcHUB - the first time on the continent that a tech hub has acquired another...

27 Sep 2019

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announcedArticle

Finalists announced in annual AWIEF Awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Aug 2019

It's time to support SA's women in business!
It's time to support SA's women in business!Article

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs report revealed that in South Africa women in early-stage entrepreneurial activity dropped by 15.7% in 2018...

14 Aug 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the leadArticle

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

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Africa Women in Media Award launchedArticle

Call for entries: APO Group African Women in Media Award to recognise support of female journalists for women's entrepreneurship in Africa...

14 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and grow
#AfricaMonth: Helping entrepreneurs to innovate and growArticle

Innocircle, a South African innovation consultancy, helps entrepreneurs innovate and grow...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

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Technology is a liberating force for African womenArticle

Innovative projects tackle entrenched gender inequality in Africa...

Charles Onyango-Obbo 16 May 2019

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programmeArticle

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme...

18 Jan 2019

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

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...

Lamin M. Manneh 7 Dec 2018

Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'
Graça Machel calls on Africa to 'aggressively address its gender-specific challenges'Article

Graça Machel has called on African women and policymakers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female representation in the continent's business and economic, political and policy space...

22 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure
#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventureArticle

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Nov 2018

Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4Future
Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4FutureArticle

Airbus is set to foster new aerospace business models with African startups, with the launch of the second edition of #Africa4Future...

31 Oct 2018

Regina Gouden, provincial manager for Retail Relationship Banking, Small Business and Professional Banking, Gauteng North.
Women entrepreneurs in Africa need to leave a legacyArticle

A judge for the upcoming AWIEF Awards for women entrepreneurship in Africa shares her tips for promoting women entrepreneurship on the continent...

25 Oct 2018

#WIAsummit: "When women connect with each other, a unique magic happens" - Hafsat Abiola
#WIAsummit: "When women connect with each other, a unique magic happens" - Hafsat AbiolaArticle

MARRAKECH: The second World Summit of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative commenced on Thursday, 27 September at the Beldi Country Club in Marrakech, Morocco...

1 Oct 2018

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2nd cohort announcedArticle

Google has announced the 11 startups selected to join the second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class...

Gabriella Mulligan 29 Aug 2018

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to AfricaArticle

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

Nationwide innovation competition launches in Ethiopia
Nationwide innovation competition launches in EthiopiaArticle

A nationwide innovation competition, Solve IT!, has been launched by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa to promote STEM, entrepreneurship, and encourage a new generation of young Ethiopians to solve problems in their communities using technology...

29 Jan 2018

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

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

Sthe Shabangu
Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in AfricaArticle

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurship if we hope to set the right course for our continent...

Sthe Shabangu 25 Jul 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round
Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique roundArticle

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

22 Jun 2017

DJ Sbu to speak at Harvard
DJ Sbu to speak at HarvardArticle

Media personality and entrepreneur DJ Sbu has been invited to speak at Harvard Business College in Boston next month, as part of a symposium on African business and entrepreneurship...

26 Jan 2017

Previous AFIF Entrepreneurship Award winner, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group, Tanzania.
Entrepreneurship award open to all Africa-based entrepreneursArticle

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all Africa-based entrepreneurs...

25 Nov 2016

Domestly adds to its accolades
Domestly adds to its accoladesArticle

On-demand cleaning services startup Domestly nabbed the Best Disruptive Innovation Award at this year's AppsAfrica Awards hosted in Cape Town...

17 Nov 2016

Community support critical to driving African entrepreneurship
Community support critical to driving African entrepreneurshipArticle

A while back, I attended my brother and his partner's launch of their urban wear store. The event was an intimate affair, but it echoed an important message, the importance of community in entrepreneurship...

James Maposa 10 Nov 2016

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20 startups to pitch to investors at Angel Fair AfricaArticle

Twenty startups have been selected from nine African countries to pitch in front of investors that include Dave McClure, Tim Draper and Chris Kirubi...

Tom Jackson 7 Nov 2016

African App Awards include South African finalists
African App Awards include South African finalistsArticle

The finalists for the African App Awards have been selected and winners will be announced at the AppsAfrica.com awards dinner to be held in Cape Town on 14 November 2016...

1 Nov 2016

Pictured from left: Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, HR officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Zuckerberg sees entrepreneurial energy in AfricaArticle

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Africa to learn and share his dream of a connected world. Zuckerberg, who co-founded the social networking site...

1 Sep 2016

Rabobank Foundation official sponsor of the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015
Rabobank Foundation official sponsor of the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015Article

Rabobank Foundation, affiliate of the Dutch and global Rabobank, is the official sponsor of the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award held within the framework of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum, taking place in Cape Town in November...

Issued by EMRC 6 Oct 2015

AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs
AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015 officially open to all African-based entrepreneursArticle

In order to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, EMRC (www.emrc.be) will present the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2015", providing an African existing small-medium business with a financial contribution and exposure/visibility for the winning project.

21 Sep 2015

Influential European makes 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech list
Influential European makes 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech listArticle

MD of Jovago.com, Marek Zmyslowski was recently nominated as one of 2014's Most Important Africans in Tech...

24 Dec 2014

Spotlight on start-ups and entrepreneurs at the U-Start ConferenceArticle

U-Start is an international event aimed at identifying and assisting high-potential start-ups to grow, get investment and become part of a global ecosystem of top entrepreneurs.

Melanie Esterhuizen, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 22 May 2014

Ije Nwokorie selected Cannes design jury president
Ije Nwokorie selected Cannes design jury presidentArticle

The new Global CEO of Wolff Olins, Ije Nwokorie, has been appointed as the new Design Lions jury president.

24 Apr 2014

Brazilian Development Bank partners with AFIF 2014
Brazilian Development Bank partners with AFIF 2014Article

EMRC's annual finance meeting, the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF), will for the first time be joined by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) as an official partner, providing the pan-African forum a Latin perspective.

7 Apr 2014

Economic obstacles are not stopping African entrepreneursArticle

The entrepreneurial spirit across Africa is unwavering, according to new research commissioned by Regus, the global provider of flexible workplaces. The international study includes East, North and South Africa.

24 Jun 2013

[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for Africa
[Executive Check] Inspire Africa magazine's plans for AfricaArticle

Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.

Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012

African Leadership Network set for Ghana in OctoberArticle

The Annual Gathering of the African Leadership Network (ALN), a membership network of a new generation of leaders in Africa with a single mission is to drive Africa's prosperity, will take place in from 10-13 October 2012 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, in Accra, Ghana.

28 Aug 2012

ISBC comes to Africa in 2012
ISBC comes to Africa in 2012Article

The International Small Business Congress (ISBC) 2012 will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 15-18 September 2012 to highlight the critical importance of small business and entrepreneurship worldwide and consequently help governments reduce unemployment.

28 Feb 2012

Investors' Summit on Social Investing and Social Enterprise in AfricaArticle

The summit and awards will take place at the BMW Pavilion in Cape Town on 3 May 2011 on the eve of the World Economic Forum Africa.

29 Apr 2011

What will it take to “Celebrate Africa's Humanity”?
What will it take to “Celebrate Africa's Humanity”?Article

When the Local Organising Committee announced the 2010 brand bromise to be “Ke nako (it is time) - Celebrate Africa's Humanity” at the preliminary FIFA Draw held in Durban, pundits were quick at writing off this slogan as full of hyperbole and devoid of substance.

Dr Nikolaus Eberl 31 Jul 2009

Mobile initiative aids pilot paediatric projectArticle

Alcatel-Lucent, together with the Orange Mali Foundation, Afrique Initiatives, Médicament Export (Médex) and Kafo Yeredeme Ton, has announced the launch of a pilot project called Pésinet, in the district of Bamako Coura in Mali. Pésinet has been designed to provide preventative healthcare services for children from 0 to 5 years old from low-income households thanks to remote diagnosis based on the mobile tracking and monitoring of changes in the children's weight.

Issued by Alcatel-Lucent 5 Jul 2007

Pilot paediatric project Pésinet launchesArticle

Alcatel-Lucent, together with the Orange Mali Foundation, Afrique Initiatives, Médicament Export (Médex) and Kafo Yeredeme Ton, has announced the launch of a pilot project called Pésinet, in the district of Bamako Coura in Mali. Pésinet has been designed to provide preventative healthcare services for children from 0 to 5 years old from low-income households thanks to remote diagnosis based on the tracking and monitoring of changes in the children's weight.

Issued by Alcatel-Lucent 5 Jul 2007

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