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Funds For Creatives In Rwanda

Funds For Creatives In Rwanda

The best projects will be announced by mid-September 2020 where each one of the 30 winning projects will be awarded with Rwf 10,000,000 seed funding. The grant will be disbursed in two instalments. The second instalment will be disbursed upon evaluating the performance of how the first instalment was used. A total of 668 project […]

Vodacom Tops Telecom Employer In Tanzania

Vodacom Tops Telecom Employer In Tanzania

VODACOM Tanzania is the top employer in the telecommunication industry thanks to its massive size and investment. The mobile phone service provider, which also leads in market share, has employed some 600 staff where only five are foreigners. The firm is the only listed firm on Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange and has over 15 […]

‘Online Shopping Could Be the Next Big Thing In Lesotho’

‘Online Shopping Could Be the Next Big Thing In Lesotho’

TAELI Mofelehetsi, a diploma in Accounting and Business Studies student at the Institute of Development Management (IDM) says online shopping could soon be the next big thing in Lesotho. Mr Mofelehetsi runs Qiloane e-Store, a platform meant to provide e-commerce services for different entities and products. Qiloane e-Store was launched in April this year starting […]

Lighting Up Africa – Bringing Renewable, Off-Grid Energy To Communities

Lighting Up Africa – Bringing Renewable, Off-Grid Energy To Communities

woa Adezawa lives on the Cape Coast of Ghana near the Elmina fishing port on the Atlantic coast. Her husband is a fisherman, and each day he must travel farther to find fish. However, the most difficult part of their life as a family, she said, has been the complete absence of electricity. Until recently, her entire community lived without power. With a […]

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan Female Freedom Fighter Mekatilili wa Menza Celebrated On Google

Kenyan female freedom fighter Mekatilili wa Menza, who led the coastal Giriama people to resist British colonial rule in the early 20th century, was honoured by a Google doodle on Sunday in a move widely welcomed by social media users in the country. The doodle on Google search engines in Kenya showed Menza – one […]

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana To Build Naval Boats Locally

Ghana will for the first time build a sea craft (Fibre Reinforce Plastic Boat) for the Navy as part of efforts to limit the importation of boats into the country. The move would not only empower local industry but save the country the huge cost that was incurred in importation of boats for the Navy. […]

The Business Of Buying and Selling African TV and Streaming Content Goes Virtual

The Business Of Buying and Selling African TV and Streaming Content Goes Virtual

The annual trade fair is dead for the foreseeable future. Those running things like DISCOP and AfricaCom have had to reinvent themselves. Russell Southwood talks to DISCOP founder Patrick Zuchowicki about what buyers and sellers really want when they go online and what he’s doing to meet these needs. The annual DISCOP event has gone online […]

Nigerian Communications Commission Revises USSD Pricing

Nigerian Communications Commission Revises USSD Pricing

The Nigerian Communications Commission has revised the previous price for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). This was disclosed in a statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Adinde, on Wednesday. The amendment was necessitated following a protracted dispute between Mobile Network Operators and Financial Institutions on the applicable charges for USSD services and the method […]

South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

The first of thousands of South African-designed ventilators rolled off a Cape Town assembly line on Friday, responding to requests from hospitals needing them for severe COVID-19 cases but unable to get them on global markets, officials said. Poorly resourced hospitals across Africa, which is nearing a million cases of COVID-19 — more than half […]

Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Buy XFL For $15 Million

Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Buy XFL For $15 Million

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia strike again: The power duo (and Entrepreneur cover stars) are partnering with RedBird Capital Partners to purchase the XFL for $15 million. The XFL, founded in 2018 by WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, started its inaugural season in February before halting play due to the global health crisis. The league filed for bankruptcy protection […]