As every year for the past three years, an inventory of the ICT market (Internet, telephony, applications, e-commerce and m-commerce, etc.), was revealed on the sidelines of the largest mobile phone sales fair (Mobile- Week 2017) organized in Abidjan. This year, at the Palm-Club hotel in Cocody, on this occasion, Thursday, April 20, during a …

Ethiopia, with 93.9% of energy produced from renewable sources, has the most ecological energy mix in the world. This is what the global index of the use of alternative energy sources reveals in the “Global Architecture Performance Index Report 2017”, published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The sources concerned by this data are hydroelectricity, …

The World Bank has launched XL-Africa, a five-month business acceleration program aimed at identifying and investing between $ 250,000 and $ 1.5 million in 20 startups from sub-Saharan Africa. The flagship XL-Africa activity of Africa includes a two-week residency in Cape Town, South Africa, where companies will have the opportunity to interact with their mentors, …

(MTN CI) – This Thursday, April 20, 2017, MTN COTE D’IVOIRE, is taking a further step in financial services by launching its new subsidiary MTN MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES COTE D’IVOIRE. This new subsidiary has obtained from the Central Bank of West Africa (BCEAO) its approval as an Institution Issuing Electronic Money under the identifier EME.CI.009 …

The Congolese start-up WapiMED has developed an e-health application to geolocate health professionals to facilitate access to care in the most remote areas. Even today, in Africa, there is a glaring inequality in access to medical care. Pierre Jacquemot has also devoted one of his articles to the review Afrique Contemporaine entitled “Health systems in …

Suspended for a few months, Zabbaan Holding, which markets local fruit juices, intends to take off for good this time with a resumption of its activity in July 2017. Its promoter, Aïssata Diakité, 28, has just concluded a partnership with the Azalaï hotel group and is preparing to open a subsidiary in France. In October …

Since the beginning of the 2000s, the organization has been working with Benelux companies who have left them their computers, tablets, smartphones and other devices which are now depreciated. This equipment is then reconditioned via their partner Arrow Value Recovery before being shipped to one of the 22 African countries where Close The Gap is …

TrustYou, the world’s largest customer review management platform for hotels and restaurants, has just entered into a strategic alliance with digital marketing specialist for the hospitality and tourism industry, Rainmaker Digital. Objective: to strengthen its presence in southern Africa. It is imperative to gain ground in a touristically promising sub-region like that of southern Africa. …

Guinean entrepreneurs in the spotlight for showing off their talent, before the big mass on May 4 and 5 in Casablanca. After its successes during the stages of Dakar, Abidjan, Libreville and Yaoundé, the Pitch HUB Africa ends its African tour in the Guinean capital on Wednesday April 26, 2017. Conakry is hosting the event …

Starting a business is one thing, getting it off the ground is another and Hassan Hoteit understands this. In fact, after many failures, he now succeeds in running his young start-up and considers himself a motivator of entrepreneurs. Hassan Hoteit is a young Ivorian-Lebanese entrepreneur, like most young people of his age, he tried to …

(newspress.fr) March 27, During a competition organized by the Regional Universities Forum for Agricultural Capacity Building (RUFORUM), the innovations of eleven young Rwandan entrepreneurs distinguished for their ability to provide solutions to the challenges of agriculture in Africa, were selected. RUFORUM is a network of 66 universities in 26 African countries. The first competition named …

According to information from Jeune Afrique, the Burkinabe executive approved the creation of an annual fund of two billion CFA francs over five years to finance start-ups in the country. He hopes to boost innovation and ultimately create around 500 small and medium-sized businesses. It is a trial balloon that the government of Prime Minister …

(Agence Ecofin) – Private equity investments made in Africa during the period 2009 to 2015 created 10,999 additional jobs, according to a report published by “The Economist”. 89% of the jobs created are permanent. From a gender perspective, the sector added 7,097 additional jobs for men, compared to just 3,893 for women. Taken in relative …

The mobile application is approaching 300,000 downloads, having found its audience in Benin and Senegal, and is expanding more widely in French-speaking Africa. At the end of April, the CoinAfrique mobile classifieds application released its latest version. This is the sixtieth update of this all-mobile player, the service not being accessible on a computer but …

(Agence Ecofin) – Mauritius tops the ranking of African countries with the highest growth in the number of millionaires between 2006 and 2016, according to the “Africa Wealth Report 2017”, published at the end of March 2017 by British research firm New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank. This island state in the Indian Ocean has …