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Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

2 days ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

$1 million for innovative African entrepreneurs

The African Entrepreneurship Award will fund $1 million USD to African entrepreneurs with scalable and sustainable businesses in two new categories: sports and innovation...

14 Mar 2018

Casablanca to host Afrikonnect event later this month

The Moroccan city of Casablanca will host its first Afrikonnect event from 22-23 March 2018, bringing together startups, investors, and corporates...

By Tom Jackson 14 Mar 2018

How to promote innovation in Africa

The Africa Innovation Summit will bring together 1,000 innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business and political leaders, as well as academics, researchers and investors in Africa...

13 Mar 2018

Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit

Climate change, youth political participation, the economy and security, top the agenda at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018 in London this week...

12 Mar 2018

New book launches with stories of African female entrepreneurs

Founding Women is a book that aims to increase the visibility of role models for young African women and girls...

9 Mar 2018

Africa's new winning companies

Africa is now at a stage whereby it is continuously seeing new and existing winning companies - due largely to disruptive and innovative business models...

7 Mar 2018

Africa's growth story celebrated

The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit in London, in March, will take place under the theme 'Common Good'...

5 Mar 2018

Ten African startups finalists of Harvard competition

Ten African startups have been chosen as finalists for the New Venture Competition being run by Harvard Business School's Africa Business Club, which is offering startups the chance to win cash prizes of up to $10,000...

By Tom Jackson 28 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

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