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[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
Congolese young woman develops new alternative technology to equalise battery power
10-05-2018 | 10:29:00
A Congolese young woman has developed a new alternative technology that could lead to longer-life batteries for EVs and is also relevant to grid stations, satellites and other energy storage systems.
East Africa women grapple with unemployment, trade barriers, UNCTAD report
09-05-2018 | 14:06:44
East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women economically in the region, thanks to improvements in education, employment and other key areas.
IFC, Daltex partner to boost opportunities for Egyptian women in agribusiness
08-05-2018 | 08:56:15
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Daltex, an agribusiness producer in Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase economic opportunities for its women employees and smallholder farmers.
Microsoft co-op with Egyptian ministries, NGOs to train 1,500 women in STEM
08-05-2018 | 07:55:00
Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed #MakeWhatsNext designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries.
Economic Commission for Africa set to launch $500 million fund for African women entrepreneurs
02-05-2018 | 08:51:00
The Economic Commission for Africa is establishing a fund to promote African women entrepreneurs as economic and business leaders, the institution’s Executive Secretary Vera Songwe has said.
Somalia targets girls in new ICT initiative
27-04-2018 | 07:00:38
Somalia has celebrated this year’s Girls in ICT day with the launch of an initiative to create gender parity in Somalia’s ICT industry.
Events held worldwide to inspire girls and young women to consider careers in ICT
26-04-2018 | 14:02:00
Access to digital technologies enable girls and young women to benefit from increased employment and business opportunities
[Kenya] Vanguard entrepreneur catapults African jewellery to international stardom
23-04-2018 | 11:30:00
Entrepreneurs across Africa are using innovative design skills to create an international buzz.
[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
23-04-2018 | 09:00:00
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.
Lipton partners with WE to support 80,000 female tea farmers in Kenya
23-04-2018 | 06:10:00
Global refreshment brand Lipton and charity organization WE have partnered to empower 80,000 women in tea farming communities across Kenya by providing them access to financial and business skills training.
[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality
20-04-2018 | 06:05:00
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.
[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business
16-04-2018 | 10:13:00
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.
Twenty percent of South African firms have no women in senior roles, report
13-04-2018 | 10:30:00
While the overall business environment for women appears to be improving in South Africa, there is a clear divide between businesses that are gender-equitable and those that aren’t.
Expedite hearing of refinery-affected people's court case
12-04-2018 | 08:43:00
The denial of justice to the refinery-affected people by the High Court judges has led to the perpetration of injustices and human rights abuses that no justice-minded judicial officer should subject any citizen,” said Mr. Innocent Tumwebaze.
RwandAir partners with Question Coffee to create economic opportunities for women in Rwanda
11-04-2018 | 09:46:28
RwandAir and Question Coffee have announced a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years.
Access Bank signs $25 million facility with FMO, targets women entrepreneurs
04-04-2018 | 12:04:00
Access Bank Ghana has entered into a partnership with its long standing financial partner, FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, for a $25 million facility to boost its lending capacity.
Kenya most improved in removing legal barriers against women, World Bank Group report
04-04-2018 | 06:31:35
Despite daunting challenges, several economies in Sub-Saharan Africa are making progress in enacting laws that promote equality between men and women, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2018 report.
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Gulf African Bank ink deal to boost women, youth and persons with disabilities owned SMEs
27-03-2018 | 06:16:01
Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Gulf African Bank (GAB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with aimed at boosting economic inclusion, empowerment of women, youth and persons with disabilities owned SME’s.
[Kenya] Women industrialists map out ways to drive industrial growth
26-03-2018 | 13:18:00
Women industrialists have come together to map out ways in which they can drive industrial growth in the manufacturing sector.
[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK
26-03-2018 | 10:50:00
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
Women entrepreneurs making headway in South Africa, but roadblocks remain, Mastercard Index
26-03-2018 | 06:57:19
While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained by a lack of entrepreneurial intent.
[South Africa] IFC commits to support initiatives that create jobs, build SMEs and work with women
23-03-2018 | 08:45:24
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has committed to expand support for initiatives in South Africa that help address persistent challenges in job creation, especially for young people and women.
SAP appoints Cathy Smith as Managing Director for Africa
12-03-2018 | 11:18:00
SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Cathy Smith as Managing Director. Cathy brings more than 25 years of leadership and technology experience to the role and is the first female leader of SAP Africa.
TradeMark East Africa and Uganda trade ministry commit to renew efforts to empower women in trade
12-03-2018 | 07:53:37
More than 4,776 women in Uganda have benefited from a TradeMark East Africa Women and Trade programme since 2015. They are part of the 25,000 women across East Africa who have directly benefited from the programme.
Women in Ghana own 46 per cent of businesses, Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs
09-03-2018 | 11:29:25
Following the release of the Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship, it has been revealed that 46.4 percent of businesses in Ghana are owned by women, making it one of the top performing African countries highlighted in the index.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Women and the future of manufacturing
09-03-2018 | 08:53:45
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.
Nestle Kenya celebrates gender equality at work by signing UN Women Empowerment Principles
08-03-2018 | 08:49:00
Nestlé Kenya has joined thousands other companies from across the globe in signing the UN Women Empowerment Principles as the company commemorated the 2018 International Women’s Day.
Madagascar receives $45 million from World Bank to promote financial inclusion of Individuals and small enterprises
06-03-2018 | 08:58:21
The World Bank has approved a $45 million International Development Association credit to promote the financial inclusion of individuals and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Madagascar.
Afreximbank ready to assist Egyptian business women expand into rest of Africa
06-03-2018 | 06:32:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) can support Egyptian business women in expanding their trading activities into other African countries.
[South Africa] IFC extends $100 million in finance to FNB to expand SME lending
07-02-2018 | 07:17:39
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced new financing of R1.2 billion, $100 million, to support FNB’s lending to small and medium enterprises, with a focus on women-owned businesses.
[Nigeria] NNPC to partner Women Body in promoting study of Engineering among female children
18-01-2018 | 09:47:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it is ready to collaborate with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to encourage female children to study Engineering.
Nadine Tinen appointed to lead the Sub Saharan Francophone Africa region for PwC France and Francophone Africa
21-12-2017 | 06:35:54
Nadine Tinen has been named Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa , thus also joining the Territory Leadership Team for PwC France & Francophone Africa. Appointed on 1 July 2017. She takes over from Edouard Messou.
Bluedrop builds entrepreneurial capacity of Nigeria and Tanzania women in clean energy
20-12-2017 | 08:15:00
Bluedrop Learning Networks, a division of Bluedrop Performance Learning has secured a contract with Solar Sister to scale and build the capacity of their Associates in Nigeria and Tanzania.
New UN initiative seeks to build resilience of Sahel women and youth through smart agriculture
14-12-2017 | 11:25:51
A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, has been launched at the One Planet Summit
[Egypt] The Almas Jiwani Foundation announces new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International
12-12-2017 | 11:18:00
The Almas Jiwani Foundation has announced a new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International.
Women, youth and SMEs to benefit from African Development Bank’s $100 million loan to Mauritius
12-12-2017 | 05:35:32
Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.
Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology
13-11-2017 | 12:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
Visa launches foundation targeting growth of global MSMEs with initial focus on Nigeria and Egypt
25-10-2017 | 06:08:00
Global payments technology company Visa has launched the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
23-10-2017 | 12:15:00
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.
50 Million Women Speak Digital Platform set to create digital value that underpins Africa’s future economic transformation
20-10-2017 | 11:36:26
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.
Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Coca Cola Africa Foundation expand collaboration in Africa
06-10-2017 | 06:29:00
The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation has signed a partnership with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation to further leverage resources and expertise to support sustainable economic impact in MCC partner countries in Africa.
[Kenya] Women in manufacturing to develop policies towards addressing skills gap
03-10-2017 | 12:20:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers together with UN Women has held the third Women in Manufacturing Forum themed ‘Why gender inclusivity is smart business’ targeting women entrepreneurs.
Samsung grows young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Ghana
02-10-2017 | 11:16:00
40 employees from Samsung's headquarters in South Korea have gathered in Accra to take part in the company's annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP).
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN unveils project for women led sustainable energy enterprises in West Africa
21-09-2017 | 10:12:06
ECREEE, CTCN and PFAN have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa, as part of the CTCN/ECOWAS Project on Mainstreaming Gender for a Climate-Resilient Energy System in West Africa.
[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators
05-09-2017 | 07:49:00
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
French President Macron appoints AfDB’s Vanessa Moungar to new Presidential Council for Africa
05-09-2017 | 07:17:00
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed Vanessa Moungar, the African Development Bank’s Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, to his Presidential Council for Africa.
[Startup Interview] Tope Hassan, Founder, ISOKO Africa, Nigeria
28-08-2017 | 22:43:00
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.
Sudan National Chapter for Women in Business launched
28-08-2017 | 11:07:54
The Federation of National Association of Women in Business (FEMCOM) has officially launched the Sudanese Business Women Secretariat as the FEMCOM National Chapter.
Masisizane fund boosts women entrepreneurs to benefit South Africa
23-08-2017 | 05:37:00
Women are an undervalued force in South Africa’s economy. To grow their positive impact the Masisizane Fund, an Old Mutual South Africa initiative has a strong focus on empowering women entrepreneurs.
[Interview] Kyle Moss, Government Affairs Program Manager, Qualcomm Wireless Reach
21-08-2017 | 10:03:00
Kyle Moss serves as a government affairs program manager and head of global entrepreneurship for Qualcomm Wireless Reach. Based in San Diego, Moss designs, implements, and manages social impact programs throughout Africa, Asia, and the US.
[South Africa] WDB Investment Holdings increase equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%
14-08-2017 | 08:35:00
WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company.
Tanzania Women of Achievement launches mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa
11-08-2017 | 07:01:11
Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) has launched Twaa Mentorship, an online portal and mobile app designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa.
Telkom appoints Catherine Olaka Chief HR Officer
10-08-2017 | 06:00:00
Telkom has appointed Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
[Startup Interview] Brenda Achere, Chief Engagement Officer, Africa, MEDxCare
07-08-2017 | 11:31:00
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Rosemary Mukami Kariuki resumes new role as World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe
07-08-2017 | 07:38:00
Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Policies supporting gender parity could bring $8 billion to country’s economy, World Bank
25-07-2017 | 11:53:51
Côte d'Ivoire could achieve economic gains of $6 billion to $8 billion over time, if it could improve gender parity and gradually eliminate discrimination against women, according to the latest World Bank report on Cote d’Ivoire’s economic situation.
[Burkina Faso] PSUP invests in women and youth to deliver basic urban services
17-07-2017 | 06:40:49
A project targeting some 30,000 residents of located in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso are seeing the fruits of development initiatives resulting from a $100,000 Community Managed Fund project.
[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya
11-07-2017 | 10:33:00
Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals.
AfDB focuses on fashion industry to create jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa
06-07-2017 | 05:55:03
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.
[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya
05-07-2017 | 10:01:00
A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation.
Mastercard invests in 160 South African young female entrepreneurs
05-07-2017 | 08:49:34
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.
[South Africa] Adri Führi joins e4 as Group CFO
27-06-2017 | 09:38:47
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi as its Group Chief Financial Officer.
Vanessa Moungar appointed as AfDB's Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society
20-06-2017 | 08:25:00
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.
South Africa can dig itself out of unemployment - Donna Rachelson, CEO Seed Engine, SA
19-06-2017 | 10:27:00
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.
Viola Graham-Douglas becomes Guinness Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Director
19-06-2017 | 07:37:00
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director.
[Interview] Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder, Eat Jollof, UK
01-06-2017 | 11:15:00
When the world thinks of fine-dining, African food is not often at the top of the list of cuisines to be considered, something which Ghana-born Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is working hard to change.
GROHE appoints Renu Misra as new President for the Middle East, Africa and East Mediterranean
29-05-2017 | 10:21:00
GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand dedicated to providing innovative water products, has today announced the appointment of Ms. Renu Misra as the President of GROHE Middle East, Africa and East Mediterranean.
[Column] Sthe Shabangu: Africa's future hangs in the balance - we dare not fail
23-05-2017 | 10:22:17
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
GE joins Women in Global Health Movement to celebrate exemplary women leaders in global healthcare
23-05-2017 | 08:18:16
The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement honored Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance alongside 12 other women at the movement’s “Heroines of Health” gala event that took place last evening in the Swiss Capital Geneva, on the margins of the ongoing World Health Assembly.
[South Africa] Department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC inspire black women entrepreneurs
22-05-2017 | 09:05:59
The Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape.
[Kenya] KAM launches women in manufacturing programme
18-05-2017 | 13:36:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers has launched the first ever Women in Manufacturing Programme in Kenya. This is a mentorship and networking platform aimed at increasing the participation of women in the manufacturing sector as part of the drive to industrialize for a stable and sustainable economic future for Kenya.
Mastercard and INJAZ Egypt unveil five new startups as part of the women entrepreneurship program
17-05-2017 | 11:59:03
After a long journey that lasted six months since the launch of the program and a day full of excitement, creativity, talent and top class competition, Mastercard and INJAZ Egypt announced the five winning teams of the “Mastercard Women’s Entrepreneurship Program”.
[Nigeria] She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women run businesses with Work in Progress Alliance
15-05-2017 | 14:13:00
She Leads Africa has announced applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.
[Zimbabwe] Government poor on job creation, thumbs up on women empowerment, study
10-05-2017 | 07:47:00
A majority of adult Zimbabweans say the government is performing badly in terms of creating jobs, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Asked to rate the performance of the government on 18 different performance majorities, citizens also negatively rate government performance in many other areas such as maintenance of roads and bridges, narrowing income gaps, fighting corruption and improving the living standards of the poor.
[Column] Njideka Harry: Entrepreneur out of necessity: women in Africa
09-05-2017 | 14:50:48
Aishat designs and makes shoes. Charity makes clothes and embellishes fabrics. Doren owns a flourishing purified water sachet delivery business.Despite these and many other inspiring women entrepreneurs we work with in Nigeria, there are clear obstacles to reaching this point of success for many women.
Forbes Woman Africa partners with Ecobank to Launch First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”
27-04-2017 | 09:10:00
FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine from the highly-successful FORBES stable, launches its very first television show through FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Ecobank.
Vera Songwe appointed Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
25-04-2017 | 14:11:34
United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Vera Songwe as ECA’s Executive Secretary. The Cameroonian economist and banking executive is the first woman to ever serve in this role.
Afreximbank Appoints Samallie Kiyingi Director of Legal Services
21-04-2017 | 09:11:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Samallie Kiyingi as Director of Legal Services.
Carole Wamuyu Wainaina named Chief Operating Officer for Africa50
21-04-2017 | 07:23:41
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.
More than two million Liberians register to vote in October elections, almost half women
17-04-2017 | 08:51:00
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results.
Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi claims Australian senate seat
14-04-2017 | 09:06:02
Family First will regain its Senate seat after Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi won a special count of the South Australian ballot papers.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Empowering women through renewable energy
10-04-2017 | 06:03:05
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.
Factoring services can bridge SME financing gap - Kanayo Awani
06-04-2017 | 08:51:03
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.
SAP Africa appoints Dr. Adriana Marais new Head of Innovation
06-04-2017 | 08:32:00
SAP Africa has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
‘Merck More than a Mother’ from Africa to Asia for the first time, in partnership with ASPIRE
03-04-2017 | 08:35:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company through its ‘Merck More than a Mother’ initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.
[Interview] Maria Auma, CEO, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
30-03-2017 | 07:45:00
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.
Ugandan Entrepreneur launches NoScrunchie in the UK, to empower African Caribbean Hair Businesses
27-03-2017 | 11:30:00
For years Leillah Sekalala struggled to find a consistently good salon for her Afro hair and would often find that her social circle had the same problem.
[Kenya] Mary Wanyeri appointed HR Manager at OLX
21-03-2017 | 10:28:00
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
Graça Machel Trust launches movement to elevate women's leadership in African development
20-03-2017 | 08:22:00
The Graça Machel Trust (GMT) announced today the launch a Pan-African initiative to 'Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices' of African women as a force for economic and social transformation.
[Sierra Leone] IFC in drive to encourage more women in management and boardroom positions
15-03-2017 | 10:04:00
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.
President Adesina announces gender innovation contest to promote gender equality in AfDB’s operations
09-03-2017 | 09:55:58
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced on International Women’s Day the launch of a major gender competition in order to promote gender equality in its operations.