Tanzania’s Kilimo Fresh Wins $50,000 MEST Africa Challenge 2020

Tanzanian digital farming products’ distributor, Kilimo Fresh, has emerged the winner of MEST Africa Challenge 2020, fending off strong competition from the likes of BAG Innovation, Mousso Africa, Debo Engineering and Nigeria’s GradelyNG. The MEST Africa Challenge 2020 Finals held virtually on Zoom live. Nine country winners from Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, […]

An Insight Into Issues Creating Tension In Nigeria

As a successful Igbo business entrepreneur residing in Swaziland, the southern tip of Africa, Kenneth Onyekachi Ihemekwele has a clear logical mind, practical approach to solving problems and a drive to see things through to full-fledged completion. With years of experience in managing and leading teams across multiple sectors with a genuine interest in continental […]

High Pesticide is Reason Nigerian Beans Not Acceptable in Most Countries

Over the last few decades, the global sportswear market has turned into an enormous revenue-generating machine, with the profits reaching almost €153bn value in 2019. However, the first half of 2020 has brought a huge hit for the world’s largest sports brands, with thousands of their shops closed amid coronavirus lockdown. According to data presented […]

How Ghana-based Grow for Me Is Using Satellite Imageries To Scale Its Crowdfunding Platform

Grow for Me (GFM), a Ghana-based startup that enables micro-investors to fund smallholder farmers for a percentage of proceeds, is leveraging satellite imageries to monitor farmlands and provide agronomic advice in a scale that shows the growing adoption of satellite-enabled applications in Africa. Grow for Me onboards pre-vetted farmers on its platform and matches micro-investors […]

West Africa needs enabling climate to exploit significant gas potential

A number of recent gas discoveries and ongoing projects by exploration companies in West Africa – said to hold up to a third of the continent’s oil and natural gas reserves – are turning parts of the region into a new land of opportunity while positioning it to take a more central role in the […]

Ghana’s rep at the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge Finale

The 2020 edition of the MEST Africa Challenge finale is being held today, and Oniocha is representing Ghana, hoping for the chance to clinch the $50,000 prize money to enable it to invest in its operation. But what is Oniocha about? Keep reading to find out all the info you need about this cool establishment. […]

How Africa’s $6 Billion Hair Market Is Run By China | Business News

In Africa, much like the rest of the world, hair plays a significant role in society. In ancient Africa, it symbolized one’s family background, social status, spirituality, tribe, marital status, and fertility. Today, it continues to hold similar significance around wealth and wellbeing. The business of hair in Africa however has changed dramatically. About a […]

Africa’s rich see politics as a risk to wealth

These are individuals with a net worth ranging from $1 million (R17.4 million) to more than $100 million. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images BUSINESS Eighty-two percent of South Africa’s high net-worth individuals see the political environment as a significant risk to wealth preservation. This was revealed in Standard Bank’s 2020 African Wealth Report. The survey provides insight […]

Agritech platforms revolutionise farming investment

He “scattered the business” when forced to slaughter the ones he didn’t sell, but … In South Africa, Livestock Wealth connects online investors with cattle … traction in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and other African countries in response to …