Leaders

Mohammed Dewji, Africa’s youngest billionaire, takes on multinational brands

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Mohammed Dewji, the youngest member of Forbe’s Africa’s 50 Richest list, has studied abroad, served in Parliament, and invested in everything from real estate to agriculture to distribution. But he wants to take it further.

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Ory Okolloh’s Fascinating Career from Activist Blogger to Manager at Google

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Ory Okolloh Mwangi might be one of the most well-known women on the internet, at least across Africa, gaining recognition for her creation of online platforms to monitor Kenyan politicians and map violence.

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David Adjaye unveils his latest work, the Princeton University Museum of Art

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In late 2020 David Adjaye unveiled the face of the future Museum of Art at Princeton University in New Jersey.

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Who are the three African champions highlighted in the BCG Tech Challengers report?

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3 African technology companies have been identified in the Boston Consulting Group’s Tech Challengers report: Jumia, M-Pesa, Takealot.

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Politics

UNDP’s innovative small-scale solar funding competition closes for applicants

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As part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the Climate Aggregation Platform is running a competition for off-grid solar financing in Africa.

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Realizing the digital potential of Africa requires a regional data governance framework

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There is an urgent need for a data governance framework that is supported by institutions which can support development offering huge possibilities for the African continent.

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A circular approach to the economy promises huge gains for Africa

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With a circular economy, Africa could surpass the developed world in sustainability

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African Nations Descend on Dubai’s Expo 2020

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Expo 2020 Dubai: every country on the African continent represented both individually and through a dedicated pavilion for the African Union.

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Business

Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2022

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With the release of the Statista report by the Financial Times on Africa’s fastest growing companies, three stand out – Wasoko, Flocash, and AFEX.

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Video Games Thriving on the African Continent

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In 2015, sub-Saharan Africa had approximately 77 million gamers, but in 2021 that number had shot up to 186 million, making Africa one of the fastest-growing in the world.

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The Africa Tech Summit returns to Nairobi for its 4th Edition

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 In February 2022, the Africa Tech Summit returned to Nairobi with over 500 delegates, 150 guest speakers, and more than 350 companies, with the aim of bringing African Tech leaders and international players together across three key summits. February 2022 marks the 4th Africa Tech Summit On February 22nd and 23rd 2022, the Africa Tech...

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Africa stands to benefit from $1 trillion of investment into solar energy

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A partnership between the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Bloomberg Philanthropies to mobilize over $1 trillion worth of investment into the solar sector could see the continent become a global leader in green energy.

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