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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding

By Tom Jackson 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced

4 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere

5 hours ago

TOURISM

In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year

5 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Integrated policy approach needed to ensure sustainable food systems

The 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security endorsed new recommendations centred on the need for an integrated policy approach to forestry, agriculture, water and food security and nutrition

6 hours ago

TOURISM

Airbnb announces $1m investment in community-led tourism projects in Africa

As part of Airbnb's vision to empower communities through home sharing and to promote people-to-people tourism that benefits local families and their communities, it will invest $1m to

6 hours ago

RETAIL

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 hours ago

TOURISM

A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

A study of the interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment

By Vanessa Wijngaarden 8 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand

8 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Dangote initiative engages unemployed youth in rice farming

Dangote Rice Limited has launched a multi-million naira Youth Farming Initiative set to engage unemployed Nigerian students in rice farming

8 hours ago

ICT

#MeetTheInvestor: Duncan Goldie-Scot

Duncan Goldie-Scot does not have the profile of a typical investor in African tech startups

By Tom Jackson 10 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Week supports continent's advancements

Africa Week kicked off on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa's development to showcase the continent's continuous advancements and achievements

11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon

Cameroonian startup Rata-grab is testing its online food ordering and delivery platform with five restaurants in Douala ahead of a full launch.

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital video walls for African OOH market

A new digital format in the African out of home market has been introduced by JCDecaux Sub-Saharan Africa: digital video walls

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

#WorldFoodDay: Access to data vital for empowering smallholders, building resilience

Access to reliable information, including on changing weather patterns and market conditions, is essential for empowering farmers

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends

1 day ago

TOURISM

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences. We chat to Christina and Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

#WorldFoodDay: Transforming the agricultural sector by unlocking the potential of smallholder farmers

"a step-change in the lives of smallholder farmers, recognising the fundamentally important role that they have currently and will increasingly have in our future food production."

By Dr Klaus Eckstein 1 day ago

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