Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

'Africa is not a country' and understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent...

11 Dec 2018

Africa 2018, Egypt.
#Africa2018: Africa is the future of the world economy

African youth are the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship, the Africa 2018 forum in Egypt hears...

10 Dec 2018

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

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...

By Lamin M. Manneh 7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments...

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over

Africa must focus now on its biggest resource for growth - its young people, experts urged...

6 Dec 2018

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time...

5 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers
Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers

Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation...

3 Dec 2018

Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship
Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration...

3 Dec 2018

New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans
New African magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Africans

Gender parity achieved for the first time in list of 100 Most Influential Africans...

30 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Africa's business revolution
Africa's business revolution

A new book by McKinsey confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom...

22 Nov 2018

Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship
Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship

Mike Beukes lists a few important things he thinks we need if we want an industry that is appealing to entrepreneurs...

By Mike Beukes 15 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO, Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, South Africa, with the winner of the AWIEF Awards 2018 Creative Industries Award, Nana Akua Oppong-Birmeh, CEO of Archxenus, an architectural design company based in Accra, Ghana.
Africa's women entrepreneurs honoured at AWIEF Awards

The AWIEF Awards this weekend celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent...

12 Nov 2018

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, the AWIEF 2018 conference heard...

By Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

Startup challenge for Africa returns
Startup challenge for Africa returns

It is essential to promote entrepreneurship both qualitatively and quantitatively in South Africa and Total is bringing back its Startupper of the Year Challenge to 40 African countries...

7 Nov 2018

'Africa Talks Jobs' conference
'Africa Talks Jobs' conference

Youth entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of 'Africa Talks Jobs' conference...

6 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

How to build a successful business in Africa
How to build a successful business in Africa

A new book, 'How we made it in Africa', tells the stories of 25 entrepreneurs who've built thriving businesses on the African continent....

2 Nov 2018

Next 100 African Startups initiative
Next 100 African Startups initiative

Nigeria's Publiseer selected to be part of the Next 100 African Startups initiative in Egypt...

1 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

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

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

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria

TechCrunch is returning to Africa with Startup Battlefield. The world famous startup competition will take place in Lagos in partnership with FBstart...

23 Oct 2018

The rise of the digital-preneur
The rise of the digital-preneur

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution and all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted...

By Anita Amorighoye 18 Oct 2018

6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018
6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018

Six African tech startups have been named alongside the likes of Apple, Netflix and SpaceX in TIME's 50 Genius Companies for 2018 list...

By Tom Jackson 15 Oct 2018

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa and creating the number one globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa, is what AWIEF is about...

By Louise Marsland 15 Oct 2018

AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018
AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018

Artificial intelligence is already apparent in most industries and has the potential to reach more and do more...

10 Oct 2018

This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution
This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution

Seedstars Maputo winner WenaData may only be active in Mozambique for now, but the startup has big plans for taking its innovative research techniques across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 9 Oct 2018

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