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What African enterprises need to know about the next ten years — CEO, SAP Africa

By Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa Are African enterprises at risk of extinction, just as millions of natural species face extinction due to the impact of climate change? Businesses and countries across the continent are attempting to rebuild following the devastating economic impact of the pandemic. It is perhaps an opportune time to take stock of whether we …

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How to write about Africa

A new handbook recommends eight steps to development and humanitarian organisations to share their work on the continent more ethically. Africa No Filter, the not-for-profit working on narrative change on the continent, is challenging the development community to adopt more ethical approaches in their storytelling with the launch of its new handbook, How to Write About Africa in 8 Steps: …

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Munich: World’s leading solar industry exhibition turns 30

Munich/Pforzheim, July 15, 2021: After three decades of working towards a sustainable energy supply for the future, Intersolar, the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Having started off as the local Solar ’91 exhibition, Intersolar has evolved to become the most important solar industry platform in the world. The exhibition brings …

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Malabo hosts Africa’s biggest tech meeting

Technology at the service of African youth and the continent: TEG Campus, the biggest tech meeting in Africa, returns for a 4th edition with the theme “The Tech Response” ——– Equatorial Guinea, 16 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- From 22 to 27 July, the annual TEG Campus event will bring together for the 4th year in a row African players …

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Why cybercrime poses existential threat to West Africa’s economy — Expert

By Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director: West Africa at SAP LAGOS, Nigeria, 6 July 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive. An increasingly sophisticated cybercrime industry is launching a range of attacks aimed at organisations and critical infrastructure. Such attacks …

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German funding for Nigerian Startups! Call for Application!

Do you have an idea, business or initiative worth spreading or an upscale? Here is a platform… StartUp Afrika is a program designed to support innovative startups through intercontinental exchange and network plus funding. Why StartUp Afrika? We believe that startups can play a key role to create a social andecologically transformed economy in Africa and Baden-Württemberg. 100,000 euros for …

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ECOWAS adopts new date for launch of single currency

The long-awaited common currency for West Africa should become a reality in 2027, the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have agreed at an extra-ordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana. “We have a new roadmap and a new pact that will cover the period between 2022-2026, and 2027 being the launch of the Eco,” said Jean Claude Kassi Brou, President of …

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SAP Young Professionals Program extends digital skills build to Lusophone Africa

LUANDA, Angola, 17 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- SAP’s flagship digital skills build initiative the Young Professionals Program is celebrating its first-ever graduates from Lusophone Africa. At a virtual graduation ceremony attended by Constantin Zelenty, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy Angola; Cathy Smith, Managing Director, SAP Africa; Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director, SAP Central Africa; as well as SAP customer …

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Foundation launches survey of African youth across 15 nations

Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 16th – On Youth Day (June 16th), the Ichikowitz Family Foundation is pleased to announce that the second edition of its African Youth Survey, the most comprehensive study of Africa’s youth to date, is today actively underway and being carried out across 15 African nations. Commissioned by the Ichikowitz Foundation, a leading African foundation encouraging …

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SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa

The top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. This is according to a recent white paper released by Visa titled ‘eCommerce developments across Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)‘. According to Visa, SSA may be one of the smallest regions of e-commerce globally, but it shows steady growth potential. …

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Nigeria: Akpabio breathes new life into NDDC as East-West Road nears completion

The agitation of the Niger Delta against the injustice of environmental degradation caused by oil companies and the resulting impoverishment of the people of the region led to the creation of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in 2001. The agency is saddled with the responsibility of redressing the historical neglect to which the oil and gas-rich region had been …

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Ethiopia signs pact with Internet Society to advance digital economy

The global non-profit organization Internet Society is committed to supporting Ethiopia in its vision to create an inclusive digital economy through the Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 10, 2021/ — The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) of Ethiopia and the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) announced a new collaboration agreement today that will help advance the digital economy …

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Google launches programmes to support small businesses in Africa

Google has kicked off a series of programmes that will support the growth and recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa’s post-Covid economy. The programmes will be rolled out throughout the month of June. On the continent, SMEs account for around 90% of all businesses forming the backbone of the economy. While these businesses account for 80% of …

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African start-ups chosen for €100,000 German investment prize

Ten start-ups from across Africa have been chosen for the Afro German Pitch Night at which the winner will walk away with €100,000 equity investment. The nominees were selected from the Deutsch Connect and Idea Seed Africa networks of start-ups.The final list of start-ups include five from Nigeria – namely, Agriple, Asusu, Chekkit, M.E Solutions and Rural Farmers Hub, and …

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Conference: Engaging Nigerian diaspora youth in national development

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE) holds a virtual conference on Saturday, 5 June 2021 on how to better engage the youth in national development. The event, with the theme “Diaspora Engagement Master-Class & Youth Inclusion”, will be addressed by, among others, Dr Bashir Obasekola, Chairman of NIDOE; Kingsley Aikins, CEO, Networking Institute Ireland; Andrew Nevin, Chief Economist, PwC …

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END Fund partners Nigeria to tackle endemic neglected diseases

LAGOS, Nigeria, 2 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), today announced their partnership with IHS Nigeria, the leading telecom infrastructure service provider company, to tackle prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Ekiti State, in the southwestern part of Nigeria. The generous planned …

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How kids in Africa can do better in school

Education is considered an investment in human capital. That is why every country allots a budget in order for its citizens to have access to learning. Some countries make it a top priority, apportioning a larger portion of the national budget to education. Other countries, due to poverty, cannot afford to budget so generously. According to Africa Learning Barometer, about 40% of …

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Germany: Mentoring scheme for aspiring African entrepreneurs takes off

It has been observed that Africans are less likely to start their own businesses compared to other diaspora communities, such as Asians. A new initiative wants to change the situation by mentoring aspiring African entrepreneurs in Germany, providing them not only knowledge and skills training but also networking opportunities Deutsch Connect, a German-based Afrocentric startup that links African businesses to …

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Zimbabwean named UK’s first Black billionaire

THE London-based Zimbabwe-born businessman Strive Masiyiwa has been named the United Kingdom’s first Black billionaire. He has been reported to be worth £1.087 billion. Masiyiwa is the first billionaire of African origin to be included on the Sunday Times Rich List – a ranking of the wealthiest people or families resident in the United Kingdom. The list is updated annuallyand …

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World’s Top Remittance Recipients in 2020

According to new World Bank data, remittance flows in 2020 to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) were projected to fall by 7.2 per cent to USD 508 billion because of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which negatively affected wages and employment for migrant workers. Instead, remittance flows fell by only 1.6 per cent to USD 540 billion, defying …

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