Andela to fight “Fake News” with 24-Hour Hackathon

Andela, the global technology company that identifies and develops Africa’s most talented software engineers to help companies scale with high-performing, distributed engineering teams, today...

Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond — a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. Proceeds...

The future of Nigeria’s oil industry

written by Elisha Bala-Gbogbo for Bloomberg When it comes to the future of its oil industry, Nigeria is looking miles out to sea. By early next year, the...

Electricity boost for Mali as new power station opens

The value of innovative blended financing for major infrastructure projects in Africa was demonstrated with the opening of the 90MW Albatros Energy Mali (AEM)...

Uganda’s biggest locally made transformer will reduce electricity tariffs

Uganda has been known to have high electricity tariff rates, partly informed by its low electrification rates. But that is expected to change as...

Alibaba did not choose Rwanda without reason

Ever since the World Bank began publishing the Doing Business report, Rwanda has been improving its performance in every edition. This year it went even...

Durban: the most interesting foodie city in South Africa?

by Melissa Twigg South Africa’s third city has middle-child syndrome. To the south there is Cape Town — dazzlingly beautiful with restaurants drunk on views and international awards....

Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, first African to win World Agriculture Prize

Ghanaian plant geneticist Eric Yirenkyi Danquah yesterday was awarded the 2018 World Agriculture Prize in a ceremony at Nanjing Agricultural University in China. Dr. Danquah...

Ethiopia to commence visa-on-arrival for all Africans in November

Ethiopia has announced that effective from 9, November, 2018, nationals of all African countries will get visa upon arrival without prior application, as part...

Musa Saurombe, Africa’s youngest PhD graduate becomes Youth Leader of the Year

Dr Musa Saurombe who obtained her PhD in industrial psychology at just 23, was also recently named Youth Leader of the Year in her field....