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Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

3 days ago

Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

By Never Ncube 3 days ago

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

By Lyndsay van der Berg 3 days ago

The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 18 Jul 2018

AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) transforms into the African Union Development Agency...

10 Jul 2018

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

Looking beyond emerging market jitters to China, India

Rather than offer investors genuine diversification, the vastly different outlooks for individual countries have introduced an uncomfortable level of volatility to the emerging market universe...

By Craig Farley and Simon Finch 6 Jul 2018

Finding the potential in Africa's markets

Many investors identify South Africa as the most important market on the continent...

By Bassel Khatoun 5 Jul 2018

Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions

The Ivorian government has signed MOU with Visa with an aim to digitise government services and ensure financial services are accessible to more Ivorians...

5 Jul 2018

Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa

Remittance thought leaders to gather in Lagos, Nigeria, in October for Remittance Africa Expo 2018...

5 Jul 2018

"Never been a better time to launch a startup as a female founder"

"There's never been a better time than now to start a business as a female founder, there is a lot of support there and a lot of women that serve as good examples."

By Tom Jackson 2 Jul 2018

International lenders warn on capacity constraints in Africa

During a one-day forum on investment risks in Africa, experts acknowledged that the abundance of current liquidity in the market did nothing to alleviate the capacity constraints faced by most banks when doing business in Africa...

29 Jun 2018

The most expensive and affordable African cities to live in

According to Mercer's 24th Cost of Living survey which ranks cities around the world, Luanda remains the highest-ranking city in Africa - more attractive for foreign investments and also cheaper for foreigners to live in...

28 Jun 2018

Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

African startups invited to apply for $50k impact investing challenge

African startups have been invited to apply for the $50,000 MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) challenge...

By Tom Jackson 28 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

Mergers and acquisition advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, enters Africa

Global mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, is entering African territory through South Africa...

27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: An uncomfortable world

In same the way as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Revolutions did, the 4th Revolution is creating discomfort around the globe...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

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