The nonprofit Heifer International is launching a five-year, $18 million program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 young people start small businesses or find jobs in the agricultural industry in East Africa.
Around 500 Liberian students have received technical and vocational training at the Japan Heavy Equipment Operator School in Kakata, the capital of the coastal county of Margibi.
The decision by the African Union to introduce an African passport and abolish visa requirements for all African citizens is the most transformative and historic attempt the continent has ever made in opening up its borders to its people
Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has announced the creation of a $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund,
More impactful business development support that provides entrepreneurs with robust business basics is needed to increase small business success rates, while a decline in youth owned businesses has emerged as cause for concern in South Africa.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 7.4 million to support National Employment Program.
Kenya is poised to join a United Nations-led programme that helps promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe.
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $ 120 million to support the expansion of opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors.
Our quest to attain a green economy should be broad-based and inclusive. But we cannot achieve this if the vision of sustainability is not shared by every one of us.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities.
East African musicians have been featured on the CNN African Voices as they elaborate their career ambitions and why they’re focusing on their roots for inspiration.
AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
TradeMark East Africa and IOM enter agreement to enable faster movement of migrants at East Africa border posts
TradeMark East Africa and the International Organization for Migration have entered into a partnership agreement that will facilitate faster clearance of migrants at border posts.
Actis , a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative - Honoris United Universities.
The Government of Zimbabwe, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the European Union, convened a high level discussion to develop the country’s 2017–2022 National Diaspora Policy Implementation Action Plan
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.
General Electric, the world’s premiere Digital Industrial Company has announced the graduation of the third batch of 28 young Nigerian entrepreneurs from its Lagos Garage.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) have launched the Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme in Central Kenya.
More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017.
In order to improve the support services provided to Tunisian entrepreneurs countrywide, Souk At-tanmia’s partnership has launched a capacity-building program for public and civil actors operating in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
COMESA has recruited and deployed 14 Trade Information Officers to facilitate cross border trade along the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group is young people under the age of 35.
A decade after Nigeria was last elected into the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation, Nigeria Labour Congress President, Ayuba Wabba was yesterday elected into the body for the next three years.
Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. Each country has different visa requirements for employees who wish to work in those jurisdictions.
[South Africa] African and global business leaders in IGD Frontier 100 Forum on job creation and inclusive growth
Accelerating private sector action to create jobs in key sectors to promote business growth and absorb the millions of African young people entering the workforce in Africa topped the agenda of the Initiative for Global Development's Frontier 100 Forum, held in Durban, South Africa.
South African employers must take cognisance of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), which replaced the Workman’s Compensation Act in 1993 – specifically because of incentives for registration and payment, but also because of penalties for non-compliance.
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi announced Sunday that the government will allocate EGP 100m from the Tahya Misr Fund to the Labour Emergency Fund to support factories, projects, and workers, on the occasion of Labour Day.
Inside Africa on CNN International reports from the Kibera district of Nairobi, an area which is home to around a quarter of a million people, but also a rising performing arts programme in Africa’s largest slum.
Artisan Training Institute (ATI), a leading technical skills training organization and the MasterCard Foundation have partnered to launch a program that will bolster the capacity of Training, Vocational, and Educational Training institutions (TVETs) to provide quality education to young people in South Africa’s artisanal and skilled trades sectors.
United Bank for Africa (UBA), Africa’s Global Bank operating in 19 African countries, has announced the promotion of 3,000 staff members.
Factoring services can bridge the gap in the financing of SMEs in Africa by addressing the challenges they face in accessing funding for business activities, says Kanayo Awani, Managing Director of the Intra-African Trade Initiative of the African Export-Import Bank.
Sage, the market and technology experts in integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, today announce that Sage One Payroll will be available in Kenya from 3 April.
What started out as a micro-project 30 years ago has evolved into a viable way of generating income for the community at Nyae Nyae.
Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President
"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 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is proud to announce the selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, creating the 3rd cohort of the 10-year $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Program.
The World Bank today approved a $15 million grant to help the government provide access to income generating opportunities to targeted poor and vulnerable youth in Togo.
Tony Elumelu visited Ghana as the first stop of his UBA tour of Africa, propagating the ideal of Africapitalism.
Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Khaled El Mekwad, Representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to implement a project to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping women in Sierra Leone take their place in senior management and boardroom positions as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country’s economy.
Dele Babade retained as advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund Global alternative asset manager
The Carlyle Group has announced that Dele Babade has been retained as an Advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund (CSSAF), effective immediately.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved today a $150 million financing in support of the Moroccan government’s goal of modernizing its national identification system and provide financing to promote innovative startups and job creation.
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA), a private sector development programme to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone, recently launched Freetown Pitch Night, a monthly event that gives entrepreneurs a platform to practice their business pitches while connecting them with the mentors, advisers, and business experts they need to grow their businesses.
CareerNaija has announced the result of its Job Seeker Survey 2016. As a leading job site in Nigeria, we are concerned about the rate of unemployment in the country which currently stands at over 11.2million.
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
The Uganda Securities Exchange has launched a digital self-service portal for its investors which has been viewed as a way of improving convenience for its customers in their quest for information while boosting efficiency.
The federal government of Nigeria has officially announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Abuja (NAIA). The government also assured Nigerians of security of life and property of all travelers.
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.
South Africa's Merchant Shipping Act refers to stowaways as follows: “No person shall go to sea in a ship without the consent of the owner, master, a ship’s officer or some other person entitled to give that consent, or secrete himself for the purpose of going to sea without that consent.”
[Column] Debbie Goodman-Bhyat: Visible shift from expat to local for multinational leadership teams in Africa
Global multinationals throughout Africa are increasingly filling their top leadership teams with executives from the continent – a move away from the historical trend of appointing mostly expats to key positions.
The award winning Mowgli Foundation marked its recently established presence into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with an evening geared at raising awareness on the importance of incorporating mentoring into the entrepreneurial eco-system.
Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa.
Korede Ologun of Helix Securities Limited interviews with Africa Business Communities on past and present economic situation in Nigeria:
The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project will officially be launched in Banjul on 9 February, as a joint initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the European Union in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment