MIT & Mastercard pick 10 African startups for 2018 Zambezi Prize

Some promising news for startups on the continent with the MIT Legatum Center and Mastercard Foundation selecting 10 African businesses for its 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation and Financial Inclusion. This is the third year that the competition has been going, and 2018’s prize total is around $200 000 (~R2.67 million). The Zambezi Prize also acknowledges […]

E-commerce – Africa’s ticket to a potential US$75 billion by 2025

How to capitalise on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and develop an African e-commerce strategy for possible adoption by the Africa Union (AU) dominated discussion at a recent AU conference in Kenya. Jean Bertrand Azapmo, Regional Trade Advisor at the AU Trade & Industry Department, said, “The roadmap provides for the mapping of […]

Taking Advantage of Africa’s Huge Air Travel Market

Presently, the cost of travelling from Lagos to Dakar is as high as the cost of travelling from Lagos to Dubai. This is because the growing market has the poorest air connectivity in the world. Chinedu Eze writes that with increased air connectivity, the region could turn out to be a huge market that will […]

Fake products in construction industry must be checked – YIEDIE

Business News of Saturday, 4 August 2018 Source: citibusinessnews.com 2018-08-04 Project Director for YIEDIE, Kafui Mills-Odoi As the construction industry experiences a boom in Ghana, the likelihood of substandard materials being used for some of the projects also rises. That’s according to the Project Director for the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE), […]

Ghana calls up 33 for 2018 African Women’s Championships – BusinessGhana News

According to a statement signed by Francis Oti-Akenteng, a member of the Liason team, the provisional Black Queens squad will start residential camping on August 2, 2018 at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Accra. During the period, Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo will prune down the squad to 23 players for the championships that […]