Fund for African Private Sector Assistance approves three projects to spur SME development in...

Donors to the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) – consisting of the African Development Bank, the Government of Japan and the Government of Austria...

Applications open for the 3rd cycle of Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland

Innovate Ventures pioneer in the Somali start-up space, has just opened applications for the next round of its Hargeisa-based tech accelerator. To date, the programme...

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) announces third MEST Africa Summit

Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) today announced the third MEST Africa Summit, which will take...

Knowing your viral potential is key to marketing success

It’s been over 90 years since Fred Barnard of Printers Ink said, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. Barnard would probably be blown...

Making affordable housing a reality in Kenya

The Kenyan government’s aim of building one million affordable homes in five years, if successful, could ignite a lagging real estate sector, and place...

Building the business case for housing microfinance in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study from Habitat for Humanity says that housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Farmcrowdy bolsters farmland by 175% with launch of 7,500 new acres

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to venture in and sponsor agriculture, has announced the launch of 7,500 acres...

Using System Dynamics to disrupt Nonprofits and help children in poverty

MIT Sloan’s mission is to develop innovative and principled leaders who will improve the world. This resonated with me, as I’ve always had a...

Applications open for $400,000 African Food Security Prize

Feed the Future, supported by Land O'Lakes International Development and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, has opened its call for applications for...

World’s fastest drones might be in Rwanda

Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, has announced that it’s launching a new fleet of...