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How banking in a cashless society is inspiring African solutions to African problems

Sponsored post African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation. East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while mobile money accounts in sub-Saharan Africa are on an upward charge. Apart from being able to leapfrog the limitations and [...]

By | October 21st, 2018|Sponsored Content|

Have you heard of the UN Women’s Global HeforShe initiative to drive gender equality?

Sponsored post Gender equality is a fundamental human right but remains a distant dream for many women worldwide.   The United Nations’ HeforShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of gender equality.  Its goal is to achieve equality by encouraging both genders to partake as agents of change and take action against negative stereotypes and behaviors, faced [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Sponsored Content|

The Business of Silkworm farming: A Fibre-to-Fabric Success Story from Kenya

Sponsored post Founded by three friends – Lucy, Cynthia and Christina – Tosheka Textiles is a social enterprise that was founded in a semi-arid county in South-Eastern Kenya, Makueni, in the town of Wote. Initially, the company was a Community Based Organization (CBO) that runs a fibre-to-fabric business model; it grew cotton and made handy [...]

The rise and rise of women leaders across Africa (Infographic)

Sponsored post Across Africa, more bold and ambitious female leaders are working to shape the future of the continent, and they're inspiring other women to dare to do the same. Africa now has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship in the world. 26 percent of the continent's female population is engaged in early-stage entrepreneurship activity. [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Get Inspired!, Sponsored Content|

How Africa can emerge stronger and better from its water crises

Sponsored post Water is life. Human existence totally depends on it. Water is relates to all aspects of human development, and remains the single greatest power to drive industrialization, health and gender equality across the continent. However, it’s easy to take water for granted. We often think water problems only exist in poor rural communities [...]

Africa’s rural areas could be the game changer for the continent’s economy

Sponsored post Most economic transformations start from the grassroots According to the latest 2017 State of Food and Agriculture report released by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the keys to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are transforming rural communities and promoting agriculture. A significant portion of Africa’s population and agricultural resources [...]

5 Innovative Ideas That Are Transforming Education in Africa

Sponsored post We live in exciting times where our daily lives are dominated by innovation. The education landscape is also gradually changing as new ideas, inventions, and new ways of teaching become the norm. It’s worth noting that innovation does not only mean technology, but it encompasses any creative, new way of doing things. If [...]

Meet the entrepreneur behind West Africa’s first indigenous air ambulance service

Sponsored post What do you do when you need something so badly that it costs you the life of a loved one? Most people groan, complain and blame the government. But entrepreneurs look for ways to fix the problem. That's exactly what this inspiring young entrepreneur did about 10 years ago. Nigeria's Ola Orekunrin Brown, [...]

Meet the inspiring Kenyan entrepreneur building an empire in the healthcare market

Sponsored post Africa is abundantly "blessed" with problems that disguise huge and remarkable business opportunities. Healthcare in Africa is one of such problems. With poorly funded and ineffective public hospitals, and a significant brain drain of African doctors to the West, it's easy to write off the continent's healthcare market. Africa has 11 percent of [...]