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Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and innovation in developed, Western countries. But to continue on its growth path – including a projected compound annual growth rate of 54% through 2020 – fintech businesses have been increasingly developing strategies to target emerging markets. In particular, Africa is […]

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within Africa carrying with them the […]

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Breaking News: Isis Just Attacked Israel, Launched Rocket from Egypt

Isis has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the southern Israeli port town of Eilat.No injuries or damage to property reported in barrage of missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai province overnight. Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down three missiles fired from neighbouring Sinai late on Wednesday, the Israel Defence Force (IDF) said. Up […]

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), an international partnership of ten Nile Basin countries, should be mandated to resolve conflicts in order to enhance cooperation to member states in the region. NBI member states are Tanzania, Egypt, South Sudan, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eritrea participates as an […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth says Bill Gates

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth says Bill Gates

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates said in South Africa on SUNDAY, 17 July 2016. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus), Gates said he was optimistic about the […]

Yashar Khudiyev From Azerbaijan Travels Around Africa on a Bicycle: Here Is What Happened…(Part 1)

Yashar Khudiyev From Azerbaijan Travels Around Africa on a Bicycle: Here Is What Happened…(Part 1)

I am 32 years old adventurous bicycle traveler from Azerbaijan. I have cycled through a lot of US, European and just recently African countries. My trips have taken me to places I never thought I would ever see let alone be there, I have created so many friends and at the same time I have […]

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Landmark Africa Clean Energy Equity Funding

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Landmark Africa Clean Energy Equity Funding

Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has signed $117.5m equity investment from investors including IFC, the IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund (ALAC) and the IFC Catalyst Fund, two funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company, Ascension Investment Management and Sanlam to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across […]

Africa is not a country: Indian government and media have mishandled the racist attacks

Africa is not a country: Indian government and media have mishandled the racist attacks

Colour matters. In India, it matters a lot. We knew that much before the recent attacks on people who are being described as African nationals. We knew that just on the basis of the persistence of fairness cream commercials, including those for men. But black lives don’t matter. For we must admit that not all […]

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed Nigeria with a $5,000 fine over two offences committed during an AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna in March 2016. CAF, after its Disciplinary Committee meeting, found Nigeria culpable of not providing adequate security at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, for allowing excess spectators at the same venue […]

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