Just to put it into context, if African users on Facebook started their own country, they will be the second most populated country in Africa. Right behind Nigeria's 181 million strong number of course. But Facebook is not stopping, there are plans to expand further by adding Wi-Fi hotspots and fibre-optic cables, in a bid to capture emerging markets. This 170 million figure is a 42% growth...
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Africa’s Facebook users now 170 million

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African startups are expected to raise more than a billion dollars by 2018. According to Partech Ventures, the VC funding raised by African startups reached $367 million dollars in 2016, representing a 33% year-over-year growth. In fact, fundraising by African startups has grown by an explosive factor of 8.7x over the past four years. Business opportunities, most often disguised as obstacles,...
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Africa is the next frontier for VCs

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Governments across the Sub-Saharan African region will devote more resources towards science, technology and innovations as a means to realize growth and transformation, officials have said. Senior African policymakers and scholars who attended the 4th Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) forum in Nairobi recently, stated the continent's future...
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Africa highlights investments in Science, Tech to hasten Growth

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Governments across the Sub-Saharan African region will devote more resources towards science, technology and innovations as a means to realize growth and transformation, officials have said. Senior African policymakers and scholars who attended the 4th Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) forum in Nairobi recently, stated the continent's future...
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Africa highlights investments in Science, Tech to hasten Growth

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Building on the success of the African Women in Business initiative launched this year by the Africa CEO Forum, which took place in Geneva on 20 and 21 March, the organizers convened a special working group consisting of mainly female CEOs/managers from 20 African countries and various sectors. Among them were Janine Diagou of NSIA (Côte d'Ivoire), Binta Touré Ndoye of Oragroup (Togo), Fathia...
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20 African Business Leaders commit to promoting Women’s leadership

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Rwanda is developing at an economic growth rate around 7% in 2016 under the presidency of Paul Kagame, and tech is at the heart of it. A key plank of government policy is establishing the country as a tech hub and this makes complete sense. Rwanda has a relatively small population in Africa — around 12 million –and a lack of exportable produce. [ 392 more words ]

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Rwanda: Africa’s Tech Startups ‘Test Kitchen’

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GE Oil & Gas opened a new facility in Takoradi Port, Ghana, expanding its global footprint and supporting local investment. The company committed to deliver more than 45,000 training hours for Ghanaian personnel over the next five years, as it seeks to build an excellent team locally. The facility, which will be the primary service center for deep-water offshore projects in Ghana, has a 1,600...
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Ghana: GE Oil & Gas expands towards building up Local Capacity

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Chevron Corporation is set to divest its 75% stake in its South Africa business to Asia’s largest oil refiner, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation SNP, which is better known as Sinopec. With the deal, Sinopec will secure its first major refinery in the continent, keeping in line with its aim to expand in international markets. Per the deal, Sinopec will acquire the 75% controlling stake in...
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South Africa: Chevron to sell assets to Sinopec in $900m deal

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Chevron Corporation is set to divest its 75% stake in its South Africa business to Asia’s largest oil refiner, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation SNP, which is better known as Sinopec. With the deal, Sinopec will secure its first major refinery in the continent, keeping in line with its aim to expand in international markets. Per the deal, Sinopec will acquire the 75% controlling stake in...
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South Africa: Chevron to sell assets to Sinopec in $900m deal

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The responsibility to sanitise the business environment on the African continent, to strike a balance between the needs of businesses and the rights of the people to a fair life and environment, and to offer a better safety net to Africans by making businesses more responsive to human rights has led to the drafting of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights. [ 323 more words ]


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AU partners EU to make businesses Human Rights-friendly

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Investors expressed confidence in the resurgence of Nigeria’s struggling economy describing it as ‘very critical’ to building African companies that could join the league of top 500 in the next eight years. A panel of discussants, including chief executives of MTN, Honeywell, KPMG, CFAO and the Casablanca Finance City Authority, at the recently held Africa CEO Forum in Geneva Switzerland said...
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Investors expressed confidence in the resurgence of Nigerias struggling economy

Nigeria: Market maintains critical position despite Recession

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Campus Discounts, a Kenyan based tech startup, is a global social network where students find and recommend discounts offered by businesses near campus. The app has quickly gathered a large, loyal following, with thousands of users spread-out across the globe. The discounts showcase the product on offer with the price reduction shown as a percentage and in monetary value. Students find...
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Campus Discounts a Kenyan based tech startup is a global social network

CPAfrica interviews Campus Discounts founders, Don Omondi and Naomi Wambui

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Adansonia is accepting applications for its 2017 entrepreneurship programme for all aspiring African entrepreneurs, with no limits of age. Entrepreneurs joining Adansonia will get the opportunity to take an online course sponsored by Bocconi University, network with fellow entrepreneurs, get in touch with NGOs and venture capitalists and submit a business proposal. Applicants will get the...
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Get training and funding from Andansonia 2017 programme

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Mobile West Africa is the largest technology event in West Africa. The conference will be holding once again in Lagos Nigeria this year. Here are all the key details that you need to know about Mobile West Africa 2017. Details of Mobile West Africa 2017 Date is 11-15 May, 2017 Venue: The Wheatbaker, Lagos, Nigeria On the agenda this year will be topics like: The Monetisation Of Mobile Content,...
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Mobile West Africa 2017: All you need to know

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Merck marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia. ‘Merck More than a Mother’ will empower infertile women in Liberia through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set and economic empowerment. It was first implemented in Kenya in 2015 followed by Uganda, Nigeria,...
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Merck celebrates Women on ‘International Women’s Day’ with new Programs

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Intership (Kampala, Uganda): Intership is solving a logistics problem for the growing middle-class in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the growing demand for high-end products such as electronics, fashion, and cosmetics, none of the major e-commerce retailers—including Amazon, eBay and Alibaba—will ship to this region due to the logistical challenge and small market size. Intership solves this...
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5 Startups Making Africa The Place to Watch for Innovation

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Leading multinational, General Electric (GE) and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have announced a partnership that would allow up to 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program every year at GE’s Lagos Garage – a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and...
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Nigeria: GE & The Tony Elumelu Foundation partners on Lagos Garage

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Commercial, industrial, and residential solar provider SolarAfrica has commissioned one of Kenya’s largest solar hybrid systems in Malindi, in East Africa. The 991kWp system is a PV-diesel hybrid project developed for Kenyan salt producer Krystalline Salt. The system will generate 1.6GWh of clean electricity annually, saving Krystalline around 22% of its electricity costs. The project was...
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Kenya: East Africa’s largest industrial Solar System installed

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