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Africa’s healthcare industry is ripe for disruption: Meet the startups leading the march

By |2019-05-07T17:45:37+01:00June 7th, 2017|Curated Content|

The internet and mobile technology are changing the face of problematic industries across Africa. From financial services to retail, entrepreneurs on the continent are creatively using the internet and mobile to find solutions to nagging problems. Healthcare is now on their radar. In many countries on the continent, access to effective and affordable healthcare is [...]

Meet the fast-growing company that has deployed 40,000 solar systems in Nigeria

By |2019-05-07T17:45:45+01:00June 5th, 2017|Curated Content|

Despite the growing demand for power, and after billions of dollars spent in electricity infrastructure, power supply in Nigeria remains very unreliable. However, the failure of the government in this critical industry is giving rise to several off-grid solar entrepreneurs who are creatively solving Nigeria's nagging electricity problems. Lumos is one of several solar businesses [...]

Meet Taxify, one of the apps giving Uber a run for its money in Lagos, Nigeria

By |2019-05-07T17:45:58+01:00June 4th, 2017|Curated Content|

With 21 million residents and counting, Lagos is Africa's largest city. With the massive demand for intra-city transport, it's no surprise there are about 15 ride hailing apps jostling for a slice of this lucrative market. At the top of the pile is Uber, the world's most popular ride hailing app. But Uber's ride in [...]

How to be a more persuasive person: 9 things highly influential people always do

By |2019-05-07T17:46:05+01:00June 3rd, 2017|Curated Content|

Successful people have one skill in common; they're good at persuading other people. Persuasion is remarkably different from manipulation or pressuring. It's the skill of describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement. When you think of it this way, you realise that everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion. Are [...]

This is Fourex, the ATM that turns your leftover coins into cash

By |2019-05-07T17:46:13+01:00June 2nd, 2017|Curated Content|

Developed by two South African entrepreneurs, Jeff Paterson and Oliver du Toit, Fourex are a unique type of currency machine that convert both coins and cash, in 180 currencies, into dollars, British pounds or euros. Fourex uses image recognition technology to sort and recognize money, and getting the technology right was no easy feat. It [...]

Meet the 10 African trailblazers on the TEDGlobal 2017 list

By |2019-05-07T17:46:20+01:00June 1st, 2017|Curated Content|

An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017. Ten of the 21 TED Global Fellows are African, from countries such as Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria. Each of these visionaries will deliver a talk at TED Global this August in Arusha, [...]

10 interesting economic facts about Africa you probably didn’t know

By |2019-05-07T17:46:28+01:00May 31st, 2017|Curated Content|

The AfDB and its partners recently released the African Economic Outlook 2017 report, and it reveals some interesting facts about Africa's economic performance in the last year. Ready for a quick quiz? Let's see how much you know... Which are the only two African countries that export more than they import? Which two countries on [...]

These are some of Africa’s young and inspiring entrepreneurs in the recycling business

By |2019-05-07T17:46:35+01:00May 30th, 2017|Curated Content|

Africa has been experiencing a rapid growth in the past few decades, and as the continent grows in different spheres, the amount of byproducts and waste has also been rising. Today, waste management remains one of the major challenges on the continent. According to a World Bank Report, waste generation in Sub-Saharan Africa is approximately [...]

Local sourcing: How this multi-billion dollar opportunity could open doors for companies in Africa

By |2017-05-22T12:47:58+01:00May 29th, 2017|Curated Content|

There's a huge opportunity for local producers to substitute several raw materials that are imported by manufacturers in Africa. For example, dry egg yolk (used in producing mayonnaise), sorbitol (a raw material for toothpaste), and sodium sulphate (used for making detergents), are heavily imported raw materials by manufacturers, but can be substituted by local production. [...]

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

By |2017-05-22T12:43:37+01:00May 28th, 2017|Curated Content|

Sometimes, it's the little things in life that make a big difference. The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behaviour. While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviours, the [...]