Features

[Column] Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa

04-27-2017 | 10:01:00
This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building our economy on water

04-26-2017 | 17:01:00
Given the long history of drought in this continent, I believe that it is time we stop viewing it as an exogenous shock and more as a structural problem that we can address with our own abundant resources.

[Column] Brett Parker: Between East & West, Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

04-19-2017 | 12:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.

Casablanca and Nairobi rank leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

04-18-2017 | 11:44:00
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.

Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes

04-14-2017 | 09:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report

04-14-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Udemy learning marketplace and possibilities for Africans Pt. 1

04-10-2017 | 13:16:00
On Wikipedia the leading e-learning marketplace Udemy is described as follows: “Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy

04-10-2017 | 08:03:05
The more central energy is to our lives, the more crucial it is to provide equal access and distribution for all in order to secure our country’s future. Increasingly, what we are realizing is that this accessibility is made problematic and the lack of it exacerbated by the growing poverty gap in spite of modern technological advances.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why Africa should pay more attention to recommendations of just concluded Post harvest conference

04-07-2017 | 08:36:09
Kenya recently hosted the continent to a first of its kind meet, to deliberate the biting concern of food lost after harvest, a gathering that came with life changing recommendations capable of taming a situation blamed for over 40 per cent of all food lost in Africa.

[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria

04-06-2017 | 13:41:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.

[Column] Daniel Monehin: Shedding light on the African shadow economy

04-06-2017 | 13:36:00
The Informal Economy, or if you have a penchant for the more colourful descriptor, the “Shadow” or “Grey” Economy, is typically the term used to refer to the portion of a country’s economy that transact exclusively in cash

[Column] Jaco Lotz: Growth in middle class drives private education boom in Africa

04-04-2017 | 14:38:00
Private universities and schools are mushrooming across Africa, as parents increasingly seek a quality education for their children outside of the state offering - a move which is largely attributable to the rapid growth of the middle class on the continent.

[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Africa - the centre of new space race era

04-03-2017 | 12:29:00
In 2017 and beyond, Africa will find itself at the heart of a new space race centred on satellite connectivity. According to Michèle Scanlon, New Business Development at Gondwana International Networks (GIN), “The race is on for full coverage of Africa with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service.

[Interview] Maria Auma, CEO, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda

03-30-2017 | 09:45:00
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Why should I pay for my education?

03-28-2017 | 11:03:03
Online education is big business. With a plethora of different e-learning courses and qualifications available, it can be difficult to choose between education apps, online portals, MOOCs and old-fashioned courses in brick and mortar institutions.

Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President

03-27-2017 | 12:15:00
"At this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.

The Global Gig Economy and its Implications for African Digital Workers - Professor Mark Graham

03-27-2017 | 11:18:24
Oxford professor Mark Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves.

Results Based Balanced Scorecard Certification Master Class in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa

03-27-2017 | 09:31:00
Citizens of the world are increasingly demanding that their governments demonstrate results. The introduction of performance management as a reform output was in response to increasing calls for governments to improve accountability and demonstrate value for money.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Smallholder irrigation a key panacea to Africa’s perennial food shortage

03-24-2017 | 06:00:33
Farmers in Africa can create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they expanded their access to more capital, better technology, irrigated land and grow high-value nutritious foods according to a very insightful World Bank report dubbed Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness report in Africa.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Africa’s mobile revolution: strategic focus areas for telcos in 2017

03-24-2017 | 05:55:22
Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphone