Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
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.
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
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.
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 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.
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 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
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
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.
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.
The Federation of National Association of Women in Business (FEMCOM) has officially launched the Sudanese Business Women Secretariat as the FEMCOM National Chapter.
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.
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.
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
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 has appointed Catherine Olaka as its Chief Human Resources Officer.
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, a Kenyan National, is the new World Bank Country Manager for Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi as its Group Chief Financial Officer.
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’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.
Guinness Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Viola Graham-Douglas as its Corporate Relations Director.
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, 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.
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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”
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.
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.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Samallie Kiyingi as Director of Legal Services.
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.
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results.
Family First will regain its Senate seat after Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi won a special count of the South Australian ballot papers.
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 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 has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
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.
Maria Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and investment specialist. Her company, Blue Luxury Investments, specializes in connecting investors with viable businesses.
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.
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
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.
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
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.
CEO of South African executive search firm Jack Hammer, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, discusses the growing shift from expat hire to local executive leadership in African organizations.
Merck empowers Kenyan women through ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and the start of ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs.
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.
The 2017 AFRICA CEO FORUM, the biggest international African private sector gathering, will host over 1,000 African and international personalities and key African industrial, financial and political decision-makers, including around 200 female business leaders from 43 African countries.
Jamleck Awiti has never known hunger despite living in Mathare, one of the largest city slums in Africa home to over half a million residents.