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[Gabon] Japan, UNIDO invest in food security, women projects
16-04-2019 | 17:11:22
The Government of Japan has agreed to fund a $ 419, 682 project to improve livelihoods in Gabon through strengthened food security.
SAP Next-Gen brings Women in Data Science to South Africa
16-04-2019 | 11:04:00
SAP Next-Gen has launched the local chapter of Women in Data Science, an initiative that seeks to educate female data scientists and encourage them to enter the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Opic launches $1 billion 2X Africa women's investment initiative
16-04-2019 | 10:39:00
The Acting President and CEO of OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced the launch of OPIC’s 2X Africa initiative to support investment in women in Africa.
[Tanzania] IFC launches initiative to increase access to financial services for women
16-04-2019 | 08:14:38
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Finance2Equal Tanzania Initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation across businesses by reducing gender gaps.
[Kenya] UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation trains 100 women leaders in hospitality and tourism
12-04-2019 | 10:15:00
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Kenyan Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife have sponsored 100 Kenyan women to qualifying them for the hospitality and tourism sector.
IFC partners with Al Mansour to create jobs for women in Egypt
11-04-2019 | 05:58:00
IFC has entered into partnerships with Al Mansour, owner of prominent food retail chains in Egypt, to increase economic opportunities for women.
Economic empowerment project points Tanzania women entrepreneurs to new income and status
10-04-2019 | 06:30:00
Women entrepreneurs working in agricultural processing in the Kigoma Region have seen a boost to their income and social position thanks to a programme led by Energy 4 Impact.
[Interview] Kemi Ayinde, CEO, Healthpoint, Nigeria
09-04-2019 | 09:13:00
Kemi Ayinde is co-founder and CEO of Heathpoint, a company making healthcare, through the use of technology, widely accessible and affordable in Nigeria.
African Development Bank and Microsoft launch all-female coding training in five African countries
04-04-2019 | 12:35:00
One hundred and sixty young women have begun a month-long coding class on two Nigerian campuses under a new programme to give African youth digital skills for the work force.
[Interview] Faridah Afadameh, CEO, Ashfar Group, Ghana
01-04-2019 | 12:19:00
Faridah Afadameh is CEO of Ashfar Group, a pan African business enterprise with footprints in West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Embracing inclusivity is smart economics
21-03-2019 | 07:27:02
Evidently, the novelty and productivity that women bring into a business is being lauded across the world for having a reverberating effect on all growing economies.
South Africa cosmetics manufacturers ready to meet the export demand
21-03-2019 | 06:05:00
South African small business manufacturers in the cosmetics industry would do well in international markets and meet the high export demand as their products are of high quality and affordable, according to CECOSA Executive Director.
IFC, Ghana Stock Exchange and others partner for gender equality
19-03-2019 | 12:10:00
IFC is partnering with GSE and over 70 other stock exchanges around the world to “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality”, an initiative that will seek to promote increased women’s participation in the global economy.
[Kenya] TechnoServe, Moody’s Foundation partnership to equip 1,000 entrepreneurs with business skills
19-03-2019 | 09:04:11
Development organization TechnoServe has announced a new partnership with Moody’s to empower entrepreneurs in the informal settlements of Nairobi.
Uganda Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa sign deal to support women traders
19-03-2019 | 06:28:19
Vibrant sustainable economies require the full inclusion and participation of all citizens and especially women, a joint statement by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) says.
[Interview] René Stegmann, Director, Relocation Africa
18-03-2019 | 08:30:00
René Stegmann is a South African entrepreneur experienced in the Mobility, Research and Immigration industries, and is currently the Director of Relocation Africa.
OPIC advances first financing solar project in Chad
14-03-2019 | 07:42:41
OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad.
[South Africa] Sanlam finalizes R 7.8billion B-BBEE share issue
12-03-2019 | 09:21:00
Sanlam has announced that it has agreed to the pricing of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Transaction announced in October 2018.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace
08-03-2019 | 07:41:39
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.
Visa launches global competition to celebrate women entrepreneurs
07-03-2019 | 08:25:08
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa (NYSE: V) today reinforced its dedication to women empowerment with the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition.
Gebeya to provide scholarships to women software developers in Ethiopia
07-03-2019 | 07:33:09
Gebeya, a Pan-African education technology and online job placement company together with IFC, through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, signed a $500,000 agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program.
Winch Energy appoints Olga Johnson as Ambassador for Africa
01-03-2019 | 14:32:00
Leading off-grid utilities provider Winch Energy, has appointed highly respected African energy expert Mrs. Olga Johnson as an Ambassador for Africa.
Eni Angola renews partnership with HALO Trust
28-02-2019 | 14:03:00
Eni Angola, representing Sonangol - Concessionaire and the partners of Block 15/06 - Sonangol P&P and SSI, signed a new donation contract with HALO Trust in support of the demining activity in the country.
[Interview] Jill Sawers, Director, FEMTECH, South Africa
28-02-2019 | 09:50:00
Dr. Jill Sawers is an innovation, business and entrepreneurship development specialist that co-founded FEMTECH to roll out in Africa an experiential training programme for women entrepreneurs running technology-enabled businesses.
Afreximbank names Maureen Mba director for compliance
28-02-2019 | 08:18:00
The African Export-Import Bank has upgraded its compliance function to a full department, naming long-serving banker Maureen Mba as Director.
[Interview] Donna Rachelson, CEO, Branding & Marketing YOU, South Africa
25-02-2019 | 08:33:00
Founded in 2007, Branding & Marketing YOU is headed up by Donna Rachelson - branding and marketing specialist, author of three best-selling books, successful businesswoman and savvy business investor.
[Interview] Kirsty Chadwick, Group CEO, TTRO, South Africa
21-02-2019 | 08:16:00
Kirsty Chadwick, a citizen of New Zealand, puts to work her passion for education and the technology at her disposal to create innovative, cost effective and fully customised e-learning solutions.
IFC and Banque de l’Habitat partner to boost access to finance for women in Tunisia
21-02-2019 | 07:20:29
IFC signed an agreement with Banque de l’Habitat to launch a pioneering project that will help the bank boost financial inclusion for women in Tunisia and launch a digital offering for its customers.
[Interview] Kathryn Main, CEO, Money Savvy Kids, South Africa
18-02-2019 | 08:28:00
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.
FemiTI initiative enlists more Ghana girls into STEM
13-02-2019 | 06:52:00
With a significant drop-out rate of girls from primary school to secondary school and college, one new initiative in Ghana aims to improve the country's innovation.
[Interview] Esther Dumbiri, Managing Director, SHTL Publishing, Nigeria
12-02-2019 | 09:57:00
Esther Dumbiri put her talent with words and colors to good use by starting a publishing firm over a decade ago, a firm that has grown in leaps and bounds.
[Interview] Hayat Essakkati, Director, Maroc4Invest, Morocco
07-02-2019 | 14:19:00
Hayat Essakkati is a Dutch/Moroccan entrepreneur and Director of Maroc4Invest, a company that secures foreign investors a smooth and efficient entry into the Moroccan market.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: The future of women in the workplace in South Africa
07-02-2019 | 09:12:00
Year after year, the majority of senior executives in South Africa are men. In July last year, only one of the JSE’s Top 40 companies had a female CEO.
[Nigeria] ETI appoints Arunma Oteh to its Board of Directors
22-01-2019 | 07:22:31
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Group, has appointed Ms. Arunma Oteh to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.
[Nigeria Business Week] Industries partner to reach common goals
10-01-2019 | 10:57:00
The sectors are revving up to keep up momentum as the 2019 opens new doors for Nigeria’s stride toward economic balance.
[Kenya] UN Habitat, Vihiga County partner to support skills development for women and youth
07-01-2019 | 07:12:03
UN-Habitat and the County Government of Vihiga in Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support capacity and skills development for women and youth.
ACWA Power collaborates with ECOHZ to empower Morocco women
14-12-2018 | 06:49:15
ACWA Power has announced collaboration with ECOHZ to empower local women and support communities in Morocco.
AfDB and Entreprenarium launch master classes for 200 women entrepreneurs
12-12-2018 | 10:53:27
The African Development Bank, as part of its Initiative to Support Access to Women in Africa (AFAWA), in partnership with Entreprenarium, has launched training sessions for 200 women entrepreneurs.
Madagascar female sapphire miners to benefit from value addition training
06-12-2018 | 07:00:00
Female sapphire miners in Madagascar are among the nation’s hardest workers and poorest people, but their future is looking brighter, thanks to University of Queensland research.
[Interview] Lara Onafeko, CEO, Sidney Folarin Consulting, South Africa
04-12-2018 | 10:29:00
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
[Kenya] 20 organizations unveil drive to actualize gender equality and SDGs
29-11-2018 | 11:52:29
More than 20 partner organizations have launched the Deliver for Good Kenya Campaign.
EIB announces €30 million credit facility to support Ethiopia women entrepreneurs
28-11-2018 | 08:17:00
The European Investment Bank has signed a new loan with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation boost women empowerment across the country.
ITC to launch SheTrades in Uganda and Egypt
27-11-2018 | 18:06:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) will next year launch the SheTrades programme in Uganda and Egypt.
AfDB partners with Entreprenarium to build capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs in Africa
27-11-2018 | 10:59:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners
26-11-2018 | 09:25:00
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.
[Column]Flora Mutahi: Women can boost global value chains
22-11-2018 | 13:08:00
The move by Ethiopia to increase female representation in Government is the latest indication of a global wave of awakening to the reality that increased female participation for development is a must for any economy.
Japan supports WFP to scale up nutrition programme in Ghana
22-11-2018 | 09:56:00
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
Let women trade, AfCFTA policy makers urged
22-11-2018 | 08:10:00
A transformative African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) requires the full inclusion and participation of the continent’s women.
AfDB approves $123 million grant for Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme
21-11-2018 | 06:21:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of AfDB, has approved resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme.
Self-actualization through education in Rwanda - CHANCEN International makes it possible
20-11-2018 | 10:00:00
CHANCEN International invests in the education costs of students in Rwanda. They can concentrate on their education while our community helps them achieve their goals.
Rockwell Automation names Susana Gonzalez President, EMEA Region
12-11-2018 | 07:12:00
Rockwell Automation has named Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Water access and economic growth nexus
08-11-2018 | 11:50:00
For every $7 spent on water and sanitation, a community receives $30 worth of benefits according to the World Health Organization.
AfDB, FinDev Canada prioritize climate, agribusiness and gender in a new agreement
08-11-2018 | 11:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FinDev Canada – the Canadian government’s development finance institution have agreed to collaborate in joint transaction opportunities, external partnerships and best practice to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
Aya Chebbi appointed African Union’s youth envoy
06-11-2018 | 06:31:49
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appointed Ms. Aya Chebbi from Tunisia as his Envoy for the Youth.
African Development Bank collaborates with Africa women entrepreneurs
06-11-2018 | 05:53:00
The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has signed a financial procedures agreement with the World Bank-led Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
50 Million African Women Speak project launched in DR Congo
02-11-2018 | 10:52:33
The Democratic Republic of Congo government has indicated its support for the 50 Million African Women Speak project which has now officially been launched in the country.
[Ghana] Asanko Gold launches women in mining empowerment initiative
24-10-2018 | 13:12:12
International mining company Asanko Gold Inc. has launched the Asanko Women in Mining “Botae Pa Initiative” at the Asanko Gold Mine, AGM, in Ghana, West Africa.
Amref Health Africa receives royal award for international cooperation
23-10-2018 | 13:48:00
Amref Health Africa (global) and the Amref Health Africa office in Spain received the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in Oviedo, Spain at a ceremony officiated by the King of Spain Felipe VI.
COMESA launches 50 Million African Women Speak Project in Seychelles
22-10-2018 | 11:55:46
COMESA has launched the 50 Million Africa Women Speak project in Seychelles during a two-day stakeholdolder engagement held at Savoy Hotel. .
AfDB invests $50million in Nigerian SMEs and women owned enterprises
19-10-2018 | 06:45:54
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria's Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium sized, and women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors.
New CARE report ranks worst refugee crises for girls
16-10-2018 | 11:57:00
Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.
Louise Mushikiwabo is elected Secretary General of La Francophonie
15-10-2018 | 05:04:00
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, has been appointed the new Secretary General of La Francophonie.
Farafena’s entry into Canada a boost for African women farmers
03-10-2018 | 09:57:35
Farafena, a company offering nutrient-dense, African-grown and sustainable products, has expanded across Canada with its products now accessible across Canada, including 500 Loblaw stores.
Nestlé renews commitment to Kenyan coffee farmers through training
02-10-2018 | 09:12:00
Food and beverage company Nestlé has renewed its commitment to restore Kenyan coffee glory through continued technical support and training for existing and potential farmers.
Gender gaps in African agriculture hold back progress, FAO
27-09-2018 | 12:06:10
Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed.
Madagascar set to implement 50 Million African Women Speak Project
26-09-2018 | 06:56:19
Madagascar is set to implement the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project following the successful stakeholders’ engagement.
[Egypt] IFC, Banque Misr ink new deal to support female entrepreneurs
25-09-2018 | 06:40:12
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Banque Misr, Egypt’s second-largest bank, to help expand the number of women-led businesses in its SME Banking portfolio.
Aurecon appoints Graça Sim-Sim country manager for Rwanda
18-09-2018 | 08:20:00
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.
Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are Africa's highest reading populations
11-09-2018 | 08:22:00
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
Eswatini welcomes the 50 Million African Women Speak project
04-09-2018 | 06:22:25
Stakeholders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have welcomed the introduction of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project following a two-day workshop conducted by COMESA.
[Kenya] National Construction Week to support govt's big four agenda
30-08-2018 | 12:10:53
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
[South Africa] ​​​​​​Pink Tax causes financial pain
30-08-2018 | 09:50:00
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.
[Kenya] Horticulture project benefits over 1,000 women led households
24-08-2018 | 06:10:00
Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Column] Michael Hailu: Focus on youth, women will boost agribusiness
22-08-2018 | 09:36:00
There are two strong arguments why we need to get greater women and youth involvement in agriculture – pragmatic and strategic.
Nestlé Ghana appoints Philomena Tan managing director
20-08-2018 | 08:30:00
Nestlé Ghana has appointed Mrs. Philomena Tan, Business Executive Officer (BEO) for MILO® in Malaysia and Singapore as its new Managing Director.
COMESA targets women entrepreneurs with digital networking platform
14-08-2018 | 06:41:51
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.
Baker McKenzie lawyers discuss the role of women in law in Africa
09-08-2018 | 07:24:39
Bridgett Majola and Itumeleng Mukhovha, lawyers at global law firm Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg, have both been included on the list of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 outstanding young South Africans in recent years.
Senegal women revitalize rural economy with food processing
07-08-2018 | 11:30:04
Seven years ago five women from Khelcom Birane, a village in central Senegal, set up a farming cooperative with only $10.
[Interview] Marcia Ashong, Founder, TheBoardroom Africa
03-08-2018 | 10:26:00
Marcia Ashong, of Ghanaian nationality, is an entrepreneur with experience in upstream oil and gas law, project management, consulting and business development. She founded TheBoardroom Africa, an outfit dedicated to increasing female boardroom participation in Africa, with her co-founder Tamsin Jones.
Mary Chinery-Hesse becomes first female Chancellor University of Ghana
02-08-2018 | 09:29:00
Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse has been sworn into office as the Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
[Interview] Duduzile Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe, South Africa
30-07-2018 | 10:58:00
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
[Nigeria Business Week] Towards self-dependence, reduced importation
27-07-2018 | 12:34:00
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
[Ethiopia] Ethio Telecom appoints Frehiwot Tamiru new CEO
27-07-2018 | 08:54:00
The board of directors of Ethiopia's lone telecom company, Ethio Telecom, appointed new CEO, Frehiwot Tamiru, replacing Andualem Admassie, who served for five years.
TheBoardroom Africa to double Female Boardroom Representation by 2028
23-07-2018 | 09:30:00
The negative effects of gender inequality across the world are a serious issue that institutions and corporations across Africa can no longer avoid.
Forbes coach launches S. Africa tour for national women’s month
11-07-2018 | 07:07:00
American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 4-city "Own Your Brilliance! Tour throughout South Africa and Namibia for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs.
African Women Leadership Fund to bolster women-owned businesses
04-07-2018 | 07:51:45
ECA’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe announced that plans are underway to set up the African Women Leadership Fund to help speed up the growth of women-led businesses around the Continent.
[Kenya Business Week] Gauging regional growth through Kenya’s prism
28-06-2018 | 06:58:00
As one of East Africa’s big brothers in economic growth and development, Kenya has this week continued to attract praise and investment with its landmark investments delivering impressive payoffs.
Peace Hyde opens Aim Higher Africa skills acquisition centre in Lagos
26-06-2018 | 08:14:00
Peace Hyde has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa in Lagos.
COMESA unveils the 50 Million African Women Speak Project in Malawi
25-06-2018 | 08:42:00
COMESA has successfully launched the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project, a women economic empowerment initiative, in Malawi.
[Kenya] Flora Mutahi appointed to the UN Global Compact board
22-06-2018 | 09:32:29
The CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited and the chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Flora Mutahi has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Compact.
Tunisia banks’ credit to women can drive economic growth, IFC report
22-06-2018 | 06:47:00
By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
[Zambia] Lusaka City Council launches social inclusion policy
20-06-2018 | 06:16:33
The Lusaka City Council has launched a Social Inclusion and Gender Policy aimed at ensuring that Council promotes a conducive and enabling working environment and ensures that its services reach all intended beneficiaries.
High performing Ghana firms have gender balanced boards, IFC report
19-06-2018 | 13:32:04
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), have released a study that demonstrates that better performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards.
[Tanzania] Fund and training to boost women agroprocessing initiatives
14-06-2018 | 13:05:00
More than sixty women and women’s groups involved in agricultural processing in the most impoverished areas of Tanzania will receive commercial and technology training to boost their productivity and profitability.
[Kenya] Farah Esmail builds name and fame in fitness business
08-06-2018 | 09:15:00
At a time when Kenya is enjoying a boom in the business of fitness buoyed by a growing middle class keen on their health, women are trailblazing in moving fitness beyond hobby to career.
IFC invests in Bank of Africa to expand SME lending in eight countries
04-06-2018 | 13:14:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight African countries.
COMESA 50 Million African Women Project implementation commences in member states
28-05-2018 | 06:57:00
COMESA has begun to engage member States on the implementation of the 50 Million African Women Speak project, a women empowerment project funded by the African Development Bank.
[Startup interview] Mary Mwangi, Founder and CEO, Data Integrated Limited, Kenya
24-05-2018 | 10:02:00
We have gained good traction especially in the transport sector, we were able to process over 5million transactions and about $40 million dollars in 2017 on our platform.
ITC launches Netherlands Trust Fund IV project to increase the competitiveness of technology companies in Uganda
24-05-2018 | 08:26:58
The NTF IV project is designed to scale up companies, provide more end-to-end solutions, engage more start-ups, and ultimately be one of the key drivers of the development of Uganda’s IT sector
Bridging the digital divide by empowering Girls in ICT
15-05-2018 | 14:26:00
The digital gap between men and women is widening and the divide is reinforcing socioeconomic inequalities