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AGRICULTURAL INPUTS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION IN AFRICA

There is an increase in the demand for food. The global food security challenge is straightforward: by 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people. The demand for food will be 60% greater than it...

Three (East) African edtech success stories

Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya. E-learning is very important in helping people to access education easily. It allows...

At age 36, this Nigerian already has a lifetime of business successes and scars...

Aigbe Omoregie has had a passion for business since a young age. He was only 13 when he began selling eggs from his uncle’s poultry farm close to Benin City, the capital of Edo...

The Future Awards Africa calls for nominations for Ghana Version

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) has unveiled its first franchise in Ghana. Themed ‘Ghana’s New Tribe’, The Future Awards Africa, Ghana is hosted by People Initiative Foundation (PIF).  The event seeks to recognize inspiring young people impacting...

Tanzania: Entrepreneur overcomes financing challenges to launch cashew business

Within two years of starting his business, Fahad Awadh had been named one of 30 entrepreneurs to watch in Africa by Forbes magazine, and also received a US$500,000 grant from the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund. Awadh is...

Exciting news for African students about online courses

Press release for website relaunch There are exceptional times ahead for the people of Africa, whatever their age, as easy access to edtech is coming their way in October. The ability to find the right...

Kenya’s Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning US$25,000 in equity-free funding and an all-expenses paid trip for two to compete in the Battlefield...

Andela raises $40m in landmark funding deal

Pan-African coding school Andela has announced it has secured US$40 million in Series C funding from a host of investors in a landmark round, taking its total venture funding to over US$80 million. Launched in...

Blind female Ethiopian lawyer wins global award for promoting disability rights

A blind female Ethiopian lawyer has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize. The 35-year-old human rights lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie was on Tuesday awarded...

Could blended learning be Africa’s recipe for educational success?

More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in primary, secondary and tertiary education over the web and at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best...