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Best years ahead for capital raising in Africa

Domestic and cross-border Initial Public Offering (IPO) capital raising by African issuers in H1 2018 increased by 33% year-on-year to USD 396 million, while...

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two...

Ghana is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma

By Molly Anders, Christin Roby Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Experts credited...

Coffee exports contribute over 500 Million Dollars to Ethiopia

Ethiopia has produced a total of 449,000 tons of coffee in the last nine months. Out of this total production, the country has exported 159,652...

Applications open for the Smart 20 Under 20 Summit in Lagos

Call for applications open for the first ever Smart20Under20 Summit scheduled to take place across four regions in Lagos this June 2018. The Lagos Smart20Under20...

Kenya hosts the first-ever TEDx event in a Refugee Camp

Written by Abdi Latif Dahir The first-ever TEDx event in a refugee camp will take place in a small town in northwest Kenya. TEDxKakumaCamp on June 9 will...

Fourth Edition of Africa Code Week kicks off in Madagascar

The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) officially kicked-off in Madagascar yesterday with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops. More than 200...

Africa has potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation

Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will...

African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment Program

The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in...

How Nigeria can lead Africa, rest of the world in beating plastic pollution –...

It is a special pleasure to celebrate the World Environment Day 2018, here in Nigeria, even as we join the rest of the World...