Female Venture Capitalists are pioneering South Africa’s Silicon Valley

The global venture capital (VC) ecosystem is no stranger to the common challenge that female entrepreneurs face – lack of funding. Research by the World Bank shows that for every $1 invested in women, $25 goes to men in the African startup space1. This is the case across all regions and twice the burden for

Drama As Ghana Edge South Korea In Five-Goa

Ghana revived their hope of qualifying to the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup as the Black Stars defeated South Korea 3-2 on Monday. Ghana opened the floodgate of goals in the 24th minute through Mohammed Salisu’s strike. The Black extended their lead in the 34th minute thanks to a brilliant header from Mohammed

“We’ll build a future without financial barriers in Africa” says Kora CEO Dickson Nsofor, as Kenya drops money laundering allegations

Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) has cleared Nigerian fintech, Kora, of money laundering charges. In a document seen by Techpoint dated October 19, 2022, state counsel Stephen Githinji, filed a withdrawal notice on the company’s behalf.  Another document from the directorate of criminal investigations (DCI) also stated that it could not establish any allegations of

MainOne, an Equinix Company’s MDXi Appolonia Achieves Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF), Now Most Certified Data Center in Ghana

MDXi Appolonia, the data center subsidiary of MainOne (www.MainOne.net), an Equinix company in Ghana, has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With this new milestone, MDXi Appolonia becomes the leading data center provider in Ghana with the top 4 certifications in the industry; the Tier III Constructed Facility

From Wall Street to making chocolate in Ghana

Edmund Poku, founder of Niche Cocoa This article is a slightly edited excerpt of an African Hidden Champions case study, titled Bringing chocolate home: Driving local economic value creation in the global chocolate industry. African Hidden Champions is an initiative by Africa Foresight Group and KfW DEG. Founded in 2011 by former Wall Street banker Edmund Poku, Ghana-based Niche

15 from Africa in line for innovation prize

A shortlist of 15 African entrepreneurs have been selected for the 2023 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Founded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the prize aims to rewared pioneering technologies aimed at environmental rehabilitation, education, and human health and safety, and showcasing engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development.

The beauty shop catering to Qatar’s African community | Qatar World Cup 2022

Doha, Qatar – In the heart of the lively Doha neighbourhood of Al Mansoura is a beauty and fashion shop which has gained a strong following among Africans living in the Qatari capital ever since the store opened about two years ago. Butterfly Beauty Shop is located along Al Mansoura’s crowded main street and is nestled

British Council urges student’s under IAU Programme to become good entrepreneurs

The British Council has charged students of the four universities participating in its Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme to endeavor to be job creators. The Innovation for African Universities (IAU) programme organised by the British Council included four universities which are the University of Ghana, Regional Maritime university, Accra Technical University and the University