Agriculture Entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha Grand Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurship


The 12 Anzisha Prize finalists were hand-picked from an applicant pool of 550 entrepreneurs from 32 African countries. African Leadership Academy ( and The MasterCard Foundation ( are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth …

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International Colloquium of Rabat to study links between trade, investment and sustainable development

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This year’s edition of the colloquium will take place under the theme “Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development” and will take place from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October at the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Science of the Mohammed V University of Rabat (Morocco) This event is taking place as Morocco is preparing to host the Twenty-Second Conference of …

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Ecobank launches Ecobank Mobile App to transform Banking in Africa


The new App enables customers to open a new digital account with no more than a few clicks, with no paper references. Ecobank ( has launched the Ecobank Mobile App, an instant and convenient way of banking via the mobile phone. It is the first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries. Group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi …

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Intra-Africa Trade and Investment Key to the Growth of Africa


The future for a sustainable growth and development of Africa depends on increasing the levels of intra-Africa trade and investment within the African continent. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge during a seminar hosted by TIA, an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), and the …

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GovTech summit to focus on small business


Pretoria – The upcoming Government Technology (GovTech) Conference will be used to focus attention on small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development. This is in line with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) board’s own drive to develop SMMEs in the South African information and communications technology (ICT) industry. “There has been limited involvement of SMMEs in the ICT industry …

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Bayport Financial Services leading micro-credit service provider in Tanzania celebrates 10 years


Having started its first operations in Zambia in 2001, the Bayport Group operations are currently in 7 African countries and 2 in Latin America. Tanzania’s leading specialist credit provider, Bayport Financial Services (, has over the last 10 years contributed significantly to improving the lives of thousands of Tanzanians through the provision of credit. Bayport Tanzania is among ten subsidiaries …

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SA welcomes 3M’s R120m investment

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By– Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has welcomed 3M’s R120 million investment that will expand the company’s operations in South Africa. “Such investment is important and demonstrates the confidence that 3M has in the long-term future of South Africa as a regional manufacturing hub,” said Minister Davies of the science and technology company’s investment. On Friday, …

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U.S. Embassy Promotes Entrepreneurship in Delta Governorates

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“The American people support entrepreneurship and innovation as ways Egyptians can drive their economy forward,” U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Sherry Carlin said today. Ms. Carlin opened a forum discussing how to increase entrepreneurship in the Delta region. The American people support entrepreneurship and innovation as ways Egyptians can drive their economy forward. Held October 16, 2016, in …

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Nigeria remains Africa’s ICT investment destination-Minister

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The Minister for Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, said on Tuesday that Nigeria had become a major investment destination for investors in the Information Communication Technology(ICT) in Africa and around the world. Shittu said this during the African Investment Summit, as part of events at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2016) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE). He said that …

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Afriland First Bank and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) have signed an agreement to create an Islamic Window in Ivory Coast


The cooperation reflects ICD’s ambition to promote Islamic Finance in its member countries, and support its growing presence and activities in Africa The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (, the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, in partnership with Afriland First Bank Ivory Coast (, a Pan-African full service bank, have signed …

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