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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...

Tanzanian student invents a solar powered Robot

A high school student in Tanzania has invented a solar energy powered human robot that walks, turns its head and performs a couple of...

The young women entrepreneurs looking to champion Africa

Brought to you by: The Anzisha Prize Entrepreneurs have just over a week before applications close for this year’s Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for...

Solar company bringing the ‘modern lifestyle’ to rural Rwanda and Tanzania

Berlin-based solar company Mobisol has sold 40,000 home solar systems to mostly low-income earners in off-grid locations in Tanzania and Rwanda – and is...

How a 17-year-old started a poultry business in the slums of...

Brought to you by: The Anzisha Prize Sirjeff Dennis was five when he witnessed a neighbour lose her seven-month old son. Living in the slums...

Success Story from Tanzania: Allen Kimbelwa is Empowering Young Leaders

Allen Ezekiel Kimbelwa was born in September 1986 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He grew up with his parents, two brothers, and two sisters....

Tanzanian Businessman-Philanthropist Reginald Mengi Supports Corporate Responsibility

Reginald Abraham Mengi was born into a family of modest means in northern Tanzania, but with some struggle he was able to obtain a...

‘Africa revamped’: Fashion designer shoots for the stars

Naledi means "star" in Tswana, one of the languages spoken in Botswana. So when Kemi Kalikawe gave her lifestyle store that name, she decided...

Meet Tanzania’s first female Vice President, Samia Suluhu Hassan

The victory of John Pombe Magufuli in Tanzania elections will give the country its first ever female vice president when she is sworn in.  Samia...

Meet Abdallah Nyangalio, Tanzania’s blind tailor who serves presidents

Tanzanian tailor Abdallah Nyangalio has an unusual method for sizing his clients up. He's been blind since 1989, so instead of using his sight to...