Gabon has made great strides in the field of ICT through the ambitious structural transformation program of the national economy called the “Emerging Gabon” Strategic Plan which aims to make this Central African country a regional hub for excellence in several areas, including digital services. To achieve this, the country has embarked on ambitious projects …

The Moroccan telecoms group Wana, 69% owned by the National Investment Company (SNI) and 31% by the Kuwaiti telecom group Zain, would like to settle in Côte d’Ivoire. The company, which operates in Morocco under the telecom brand Inwi, is one of several telecom groups that have responded to the call for expressions of interest …

The city of Ouarzazate will host the world’s largest solar power plant. This mega complex, as large as the capital Rabat (117km2), should be completed in 2020 and supply almost half of Morocco’s electricity. The Moroccan city of Ouarzazate is known for hosting major film productions. “Ouallywood”, as it is nicknamed, notably allowed the filming …

This bookstore was born from the joint initiative of the New African Digital Editions (NENA) and a dozen partners, players in the African publishing and book world. The African Digital Bookshop, created in December 2013, consecrates the entry of Africa into the culture of digital books. The website dedicated to this digital bookstore allows you …

The Casablanca-Settat Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services strongly supports the development of youth entrepreneurship in Africa. True to its vocation, the Casablanca-Settat Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services continues to support government initiatives in the field of entrepreneurship promotion. With this in mind, the Chamber signed a partnership on October 28 with the international …

Committed to solving the thorny financing problem facing young African entrepreneurs, Massata Niang and his team began the adventure of Yewou in 2012. This crowdfunding platform which has the Young Enterprise Award to its credit African is already arousing a lot of interest even before its official launch planned for the last quarter of this year …

Louise Jaiyeola Oduyoye, a 21-year-old Nigerian student, recently created Neva, a mobile medical battery that will provide uninterrupted power to hospital operating rooms. With its lithium-ion batteries of 60 charge cycles, Neva has enough power to power the machines during surgical procedures. It drastically reduces the risks associated with power outages. The device is quite …

The negative image long associated with Africa has weighed on the continent’s opportunities to fully benefit from the surge in global investment and reap the benefits of globalization. Today, like the British weekly The Economist, African and international media are better reporting on the continent’s remarkable economic achievements. But the continent has very little control …

US-based investment platform Onevest has announced the launch of 1000 Angels, claiming to be the world’s largest international, invitation-only network for angel investors. According to Onevest, 1000 Angels is set to reinvent the traditional venture model by providing members with the ability to create their own venture portfolios from a constantly updated selection of high …

Name: Robert Smith Net Worth: $2.5 Billion Industry: Private Equity From: Colorado Robert Smith is one of three African American Billionaires. Oprah & Michael Jordan are the other two. Dr. Dre is close & Diddy is closer, but both are roughly $250 million away from being billionaires. Bob Johnson was a billionaire after he sold …

The Dar Es Salam Stock Exchange (DSE) has a mobile application that allows you to carry out stock market transactions from a mobile phone. “The objective of this mobile service is to open the capital market to all Tanzanians, regardless of location. Many people are excluded because they live too far from our licensed brokers. …

The airline Ethiopian Airlines is holding its new logo. The visual was produced by Ghanaian Nii Okai Koi Adjaidoo, co-founder of the Ghana-based advertising agency DreamBrander Advertising. He won the international competition launched by the Ethiopian company, as part of the celebration of his 70th anniversary which takes place this year 2015. As a reward, …

The three most influential Africans in the economic world in 2015 Three Africans appear in the ranking of the 50 most influential personalities of the economic world in 2015 established by the Bloomberg agency. The Franco-Ivorian Tidjane Thiam (23rd overall) appears in first position on the African scale. The former CEO of Briton Prudential who …

VEDC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have announced a new lending program for African American-owned small businesses in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in these cities and help them serve low-income communities by providing them with greater access …

At a time when quite a number of Africans queue up at the embassies of foreign countries, with the hope of being granted visas into countries with ‘better living conditions’, a rare few like Patrick Awuah are sacrificing that to make a difference by returning home. In 2001, after living in America for almost two …