What’s Trending? #BackToSchool In South Africa

The school term in South Africa has commenced, and many excited parents are taking to social media to post about their children’s significant milestone, which is their first day of school. An interesting fact to note is that kids who are starting school today were born in 2010 when South [...]

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Africa’s Most Searched Questions and Topics on Google For 2016

2016 was an eventful year, and thanks to the internet, people could keep up to date with local and international news. Google released its 2016 Year In Review report that shows the most searched questions, topics and people for the year. Across Africa, the 2016 U.S. elections, Brexit, the bombing [...]

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Ideas Matter Research Fellowships For West African Scholars

Ideas Matter Fellow Gloria Tetteh-Kubi as she investigates measures aimed at reducing widespread pesticide use in black eyed pea cultivation at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Photo courtesy of Frederick Awuku The West African Research Association (WARA) and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients [...]

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Retaining Economic Stability Will Mean Facing Challenges For Africa In 2017

017 will see policymakers across Africa facing the challenge of how to minimize instability without affecting the economy’s ability to raise standards of living, according to the latest report by ICAEW. In report Economic Insight: Africa Q4 2016, the accountancy and finance body highlights the number of potential risks that [...]

Trending: The Cassper Nyovest Challenge

The latest viral craze to hit African social media is the #CassperNyovestChallenge, also known as the #NyovestChallenge. Sparked by South African rapper Cassper Nyovest posing with his two Bentleys while en route to his hometown Mafikeng in South Africa’s North West Province, it has led to a flood of hilarious [...]

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T-Shirt Factory Africa Partners With ANKHERA To Produce 100% Made in Africa Fashions

100% made in Africa products to satisfy the fashion appetite of those who love the African style of fashion. T-shirt Factory Africa, makers of top quality branded apparels and ANKHERA located in Paris, France an Afrocentric Brand, have teamed up to produce high quality 100% Made in Africa clothing with [...]

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Regional Energy Co-operation Summit To Discuss Opportunities For West African Collaboration On energy Projects

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to take place in January 2017 to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region. Cross-border co-operation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States. One of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan [...]

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Mastercard And Injaz Egypt Empower Women Entrepreneurs In Egypt

The collaboration aims to mobilize the participation of women in the economic sector On the occasion of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has announced its collaboration with Injaz Egypt through a well-designed development [...]


Africa Finance Corporation And Banque Centrale Populaire Sign MOU To Enhance Cooperation

Agreement will increase collaboration on investments and financing From the left: Abdou Souleye Diop, President Commission Afrique et Sud/Sud; Alice Usanase, Special Assistant to the President & CEO (AFC); Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director, Financial Service (AFC); Mohamed Benchaaboun,Chairman & CEO, Banque Populaire; Andrew Alli, President & CEO (AFC); Miriem [...]

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Women Entrepreneurs Are The Driving Force Behind Economic Growth In Africa

Highlighting the contribution made by female business owners this Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa To tweet this news, copy and paste: #Mastercard celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Day by committing to partnerships in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa to drive financial literacy #ChooseWomen With focus on supporting the [...]

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