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Buffer By Amina Mohamed* Dear African Compatriots, I am honoured to write to you as we usher in the year, 2017. In September 2016, I was nominated by the President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta to contest for the position of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. For me, this nomination [...]

Press Release: African Data platform launched to challenge global development community for accuracy of Data: “The African continent deserves better and more accurate data”

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Buffer For immediate release African Data platform launched to challenge global development community for accuracy of Data: “The African continent deserves better and more accurate data” -Starts London August 2015: A group of prominent African leaders in the field of data and innovation from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Senegal announced the launch of the Accur8Africa [...]

Entrepreneurship Has a Gender Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

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Buffer Is gender discrimination standing in the way of entrepreneurship? Recently researchers at MIT asked this very question and found a disturbing answer: “Both professional investors and nonprofessional evaluators preferred pitches presented by male entrepreneurs compared with pitches made by female entrepreneurs, even when the content of the pitch was the same.” Perhaps this helps [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Jeremy Rifkin, keynote speaker at the 2015 AFRICA CEO FORUM in Geneva

Buffer < Wednesday 18 February, 2015 World-renowned American economist, Jeremy Rifkin, will be speaking at the third edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM in Geneva on 16 and 17 March. Rifkin, professor at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is a regular speaker at top events [...]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is Opened!

Buffer The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme represents a decade-long commitment to supporting African start-ups and entrepreneurs. It is committing $100 million to help launch and initial 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout Africa over the next 10 years, creating 1,000,000 new jobs contributing to $10 billion in revenue across Africa. The online application portal for the 2015 [...]

Africa CEO Forum 2014

Buffer AFRICA CEO FORUM 2014: BUSINESS LEADERS FROM ALL OVER AFRICA GATHER IN GENEVA Geneva, 17 March 2014 – The AFRICAN CEO FORUM 2014,one of the most important gatherings of African business leaders taking place in Geneva from 17 to 19 March, has been officially opened. ?Organised by the Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with [...]

African entrepreneurs to design Weather Stations

Buffer Michel Jarraud, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said during a UN Climate Change conference that “Weather monitoring systems in Africa are deteriorating and require improvement if we were to meet the challenges of climate change”. Africa which covers a fifth of the total land area of the world has the worse [...]

ColaLife wins Design Award

Buffer ColaLife, the project that founder Simon Berry spoke about at the very first Africa Gathering has won the Product Design category at the prestigious Designs of the Year awards, held at London’s Design Museum. The actual product that won Kit Yamoyo has been designed by ColaLife and PI Global. The competition in this category [...]

[Press Release - Ghana] Appfrica International launches 3rd Annual Competition to Invest in African Technologists

Buffer APPS4AFRICA 2012 COMING SOON TO GHANA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accra, November 11, 2012 We’re pleased to announce that Apps4Africa will be returning to Ghana for the third consecutive year, with the new theme “Business Challenge.” Join us on December 1st at the Kofi Annan Center of Excellence (KACE-AITI), from 10.00am for the brainstorming event to [...]

Africa Gathering presents Apps4Africa 2012 in Zambia

Buffer AFRICA GATHERING PRESENT APPS4AFRICA 2012 COMPETITION IN ZAMBIA Date: November 17th 2012 Africa gathering in collaboration with Bongo Hive Zambia present the Apps4africa 2012 Competition. You are cordially invited to join us at the 3rd annual Apps4Africa competition in Lusaka focusing on Business Challenge this November 17th at Bongo Hive Tech Hub 25 Mpulungu [...]