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UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development
9 months ago

UNCTAD 14: Views from the Youth in Africa on Africa’s Development

The first ever United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) Youth Forum held in Nairobi, Kenya between 17 and 21 July 2016 was a momentous occasion. …
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Kayoola: Africa’s First Solar Powered Bus
9 months ago

Kayoola: Africa’s First Solar Powered Bus

Kayoola, meaning “mass carrier,” is the name of Africa’s first solar-powered bus developed by Kiira Motors in Uganda. Kiira Motors grew out of a project at Uganda’s Makerere …
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Africa’s Top Business Incubators
10 months ago

Africa’s Top Business Incubators

From Africa to the Americas to Asia, most economies are driven by small and medium scale enterprises. Behind these small businesses are people of diverse ages, educational, and …
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Win 2 All-Access passes to Seedstars World Accra Start-up Competition
10 months ago

Win 2 All-Access passes to Seedstars World Accra Start-up Competition

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is returning to Ghana on 21 August 2016, with the support of a local …
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Inspiring Entrepreneurship Across Africa
10 months ago

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Across Africa

On July 12th, the Berlin-based non-profit organisation Ampion (short for Amplifying Pioneership), hosted an event called “Startups in Africa – Success Stories on a Rooftop.” Ampion enables entrepreneurs …
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Showcasing the Important Role of the Youth at UNCTAD 14
10 months ago

Showcasing the Important Role of the Youth at UNCTAD 14

Nairobi, Kenya recently played host to the fourteenth edition of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. What made the event particularly special, was that for the …
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How Brexit Will Affect Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
10 months ago

How Brexit Will Affect Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa

In a historic referendum, the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd came as a shock to many. Almost like a dessert with a …
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Seedstars World Event: 12 of Nigeria’s best seed stage startups compete in Lagos
10 months ago

Seedstars World Event: 12 of Nigeria’s best seed stage startups compete in Lagos

On August 11th, 2016, up to 12 of Nigeria’s best seed stage startups will compete to represent the country at the Seedstars Summit and win up to USD …
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Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha
10 months ago

Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha

Google “Africa” and you’re likely to see photographs of safaris and sunsets. For businesses hoping to market their products across the continent, that lack of realistic images of the continent …
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Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup
10 months ago

Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup

Umlando Wezithombe is a South African comic production company focused on making African history, stories, and role models accessible to African youth. Umlando has produced comic book histories …
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