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USAID Hosts Entrepreneurship Summit for African Innovators and Investors


On May 19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a networking event for African entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. The workshop gave forward-thinking Ghanaians an opportunity to network one-on-one and collaborate with investors, government officials, business representatives, and educators to fuel entrepreneurship for the benefit of Ghana. USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa Linda Etim opened the conference and …

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Nigerian job placement technology entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize for African youth entrepreneurship


The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Chris Kwekowe (22), founder of Slatecube which offers a job-relevant skills learning platform and job placement services, impressed the judges. Slatecube has had significant success to date with potential for scale and will serve …

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AfDB stages first Tech Innovation Weekend in Côte d’Ivoire


The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted an inaugural Innovation Weekend at its headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from October 9-11. The goal: to find technology-led solutions from West Africa to better the lives of women and youth. “We want big ideas to generate big wins, and that means taking big risks,” said AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina in his message to …

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Anzisha Prize celebrates 5 years – announces 2015 finalists for $75,000 African youth entrepreneurship award


The 12 finalists were selected from an impressive initial pool of 494 young entrepreneurs African Leadership Academy (, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (, is proud to announce 12 accomplished young entrepreneurs as finalists for the 2015 Anzisha Prize ( The Anzisha Prize team scoured far and wide in an extensive search for African entrepreneurial talent between the ages …

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High-Level SEED Africa Symposium and Announcement of 10th SEED Awards for Sustainable Entrepreneurship


MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Press conference and announcement of SEED Award winners WHEN: Wednesday, 9 September 2015, at 2.00 pm VENUE: Safari Park Hotel, off Thika Rd., Nairobi WHO: High-Level Representative, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya Naysán Sahba, Director, Division of Communications and Public Information, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Helen Marquard, Chairperson of SEED Dipak Shah, Director, BidCo …

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Djembe Communications & Forbes Insights to unveil new study on entrepreneurship & job creation in Africa


Comprehensive study to support the inaugural launch of Djembe Insights, the consultancy’s new research capability. Survey results from over 4,000 Angolans, Ghanaians, Mozambicans and Nigerians to be revealed at a series of high profile roundtables in each market. Djembe Communications, the young, pan-African communications consultancy, today announced that it will unveil a report on “Entrepreneurship in Africa”, in association with …

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Africa has the potential to become a hotbed of innovation


By – Pretoria – Africa’s vulnerability to diseases such as Ebola, Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV must be a wake-up call to the world to collaborate with the continent in resolving these intractable problems, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. The Minister was speaking in London at the opening of a conference on higher education and science innovation in …

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An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs


South Africa has made impressive social progress over the past two decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty and broadening access to essential services like water, electricity and sanitation. Now is the time to build on these successes to reduce inequality further, create badly needed jobs and ensure stronger, sustainable and more inclusive growth for all, according to the …

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New President of Mauritius to open major conference on Africa’s scientific and industrial development in London next week

Álvaro Sobrinho

Ministers covering Science & Technology from across Africa will also join, including South Africa, Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda • The Planet Earth Institute ‘UnConference’ to be opened by new President of Mauritius, HE Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on July 21 • Ministers covering Science & Technology from across Africa will also join, including South Africa, Senegal, Ethiopia and Uganda • Event …

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East Africa Conference Builds Next Generation of Innovators and Entrepreneurs


More than 100 rising African leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya, for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship East Africa Regional Conference last week. Discussions focused on issues of regional integration, inclusive development, youth entrepreneurship, and peace and security across East Africa. The conference drew over 100 participants from Kenya, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, …

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