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Medium-scale farms are on the rise in Africa. Why this is...

Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are...

Start-ups take Africa by storm

After grabbing the ringing phone at Acapulco Mexican Grill and Bar in the centre of Addis Ababa, owner Abel Wondowsen quickly scribbles an order...

The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

“I no come Lagos com count bridge!” An ode to Lagos’s numerous bridges, this pidgin expression basically says – “I am here to make money...

The Ghanaian who wants to reinvent TV in Africa

The broadcasting landscape in Africa is poised for disruptive change, with locally developed television content delivered over mobile phone networks set to change the...

Meet Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: First black female neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins...

We start this week with heartwarming news, Ghanaian Nancy Abu-Bonsrah becomes the first black female Neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Abu-Bonsrah left Ghana...

Why the narrative needs to change

“Africa is a brand”. The continent of Africa got its name from Greek and Latin travellers who viewed Africa as a place of darkness or...

Things to consider when starting an online business

We now see so many online businesses springing up in Africa, so many start-ups making it online. With a good idea, a laptop, and...

5 things Africa’s future leaders should know

Over the years, I’ve spoken with hundreds of young African students and graduates who are eager to create change. They want to be entrepreneurial...

New customers – not government contracts – key to growing a...

After 10 years starting and building businesses in Africa, there is one question I ask every entrepreneur I work with: Do you have effective...

Rio Paralympics: African athletes to watch out for

African athletes will be hoping to be competitive in Rio de Janeiro with a number of countries from the continent eyeing medals in track...