Jean-Michel Severino chairs Investisseurs & Partenaires (I & P), a social impact investment fund for African SMEs. He was vice-president of the World Bank and director of the French Development Agency (AFD, partner of Le Monde Afrique). He also wrote, with Olivier Ray, Le Temps de l’Afrique (Odile Jacob, 2010) and Le Grand Basculement (éd. …

To instill a sense of creativity and encourage entrepreneurship among young Africans, it is essential, in the opinion of business leaders and academics, to set up spaces conducive to imagination and creativity. Based on their experiences, business leaders and business school teachers explored the role of innovation in supporting young entrepreneurs and project leaders. According …

Developed by the Kenyan company, Angaza Bona, the LED-type solar television has a 19-inch screen. It comes with a decoder and is powered by a car battery. The 20 Ah (ampere-hour) capacity is connected to solar panels by cables. The installation also provides two 3-watt LED solar lights to light households and ports for charging …

Reduce C02 emissions from road traffic; this is the objective that the world of energy has set for itself by launching this Thursday in Lomé the first solar electric vehicles in Africa. The launch of these vehicles on the African market in general, and the Togolese one in particular, responds, according to the designers, to …

INTERVIEW. Thanks to digital technology, this passionate afro culture connects African talents in the fields of culture, art, fashion and even technology. He understood everything fifteen years in advance! This is how we could sum up a meeting with Maguette Mbow, Parisian of Senegalese origin, founding member of the platform L’Afrique c’est chic. With his …

On the eve of the Africa 2016 Meetings, at the Palais d’Iéna in Paris, where she will speak on the theme “What financing for companies” (Thursday 22, 2 p.m.), Isabelle Bébéar, Director of International and University at Bpifrance, delivers a preview to La Tribune of a few precious keys to understanding the diverse realities of …

The short video of the electric “car” created by a young Burkinabè student had been around the web for a few weeks. This Monday, September 19, 2016, Burkina24 met the “genius”, Aboul-Rafat Ouédraogo, the inventor of what should be called the first electric car in Burkina. Shy, with a fleeting look, Aboul-Rafat Ouédraogo has just …

Created in 2012 by Abiola Olaniran, Gamsole is a Nigerian start-up specializing in the creation of games for smartphones. The creations of this young publishing house are inspired by the African way of life. In fact, the start-up aims, in addition to participating in the development of the still embryonic African games market, to promote …

It is not with a few solar panels, a playground and a handful of Mini buses that he will convince me. [..]. The Port of Cotonou is not for sale (conceded). A port is the heart of an economy for countries like ours, we cannot entrust its complete management to Westerners. If necessary, we will …

Women who want to start a business in Africa are still too confronted with the inequalities of the labor market. By Dominique Nouvian Ouattara. Despite their central place in the family and society, African women remain the main victims of poverty. As the World Bank reports, unlike in developed countries, where the layoffs concern more …

“African Diaspora Project Management” launches: “Cameroon Innovation Goal”. Africa is fashionable, the investment opportunities on the continent are impressive, from north to south, from east to west, it is moving everywhere. In this continental dynamic, Cameroon has not been outdone. Since 2012, the country has been engaged in a vast project of development and support …

From the fruit seller at the side of the road to the fisherman supplying a market, informal businesses account for the majority of economic activity on the continent. The space is made up of necessity entrepreneurs, due to a shortage of job opportunities, and many have a limited formal education, if any at all. Inventory …

(Agence Ecofin) – The Nigerian company Iroko, specialized in video on demand (VoD) on the Internet, announces the launch of the IrokoX service, intended for the promotion of works by young African artists. The goal is to achieve an essential platform where creators from the continent will come to produce content, distribute it and market …

A native of Cameroon, Aldo Fotso is the co-founder and CEO of Africangels, the leading African network of business angels. This network, explain its founders, brings together investors concerned about the choice of their investment and motivated by an entrepreneurial adventure and easier and wider access to original files. Aldo Fotso acquired his taste for …

While in 4th year of business school, Yorrick Saint-Louis realized the complexity of buying West Indian products in France and especially outside the Ile de France. The lack of accessibility to these products and the emergence of online commerce therefore led him to launch lamaisondesantilles.com Since 2011, when the company and its warehouse were based …