Madagascan wins Africa’s young entrepreneurs prize

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Heritiaina is the founder of Fiombonana, an agro-processing enterprise that manufactures dairy products and confectioneries using […]

Liberian women raise funds for Haiti

In early October, many countries were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Of the countries ravaged by the hurricane, Haiti recorded the highest number of deaths and loss to properties; Brenda Brewer Moore writes. Haiti is no stranger to disaster. In 2008, the country was rocked by an earthquake, and while still recovering from its devastating effects, […]

Ecobank launches mobile banking in Africa

Ecobank has launched the Ecobank Mobile App, an instant and convenient way of banking via the mobile phone. It is the first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries. Group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi unveiled the new App at a large product launch in Lagos, Nigeria, which brought together a wide range of […]

‘Reading is fundamental to learning’

Reading is fundamental to learning, without good reading skills, students cannot excel in any other subject, says Brenda Brewer Moore, founder and executive director of Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), a Liberian NGO. Speaking on Saturday, October 15 at the turning over ceremony of a reading room at the JLM Public School in Gbengar Town, outside the Liberian […]

Micro-credit provider celebrates 10 years

Tanzania’s leading specialist credit provider, Bayport Financial Services, has over the last 10 years contributed significantly to improving the lives of thousands of Tanzanians through the provision of credit.  Bayport Tanzania is among ten subsidiaries of the Bayport Group that provides financial solutions to formally and informally employed individuals in emerging markets. The group’s services promote […]

Big names win at African Music Awards

The third edition of the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) took place in the American city of Dallas on Sunday. The ceremony saw artists like Efya, Ibtissam Tiskat,Bisa Kdei, Sauti Sol, C4 Pedro, Carlou D, Kcee and Harrysong as well as Flavour dishing out amazing performances. The event was hosted by Basketmouth and American reality TV superstar Cynthia Bailey. Big […]

Tanzania to host African energy summit

Following a high interest in off grid ventures and technologies at this year’s Africa Energy Forum in London as well as in-depth study of over 100 local community commissionaires from across Kenya and Tanzania, the organiser EnergyNet will launch the conference dedicated to the off grid and mini grid project opportunities. Taking place in Dar es […]

Raw wounds remain in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic’s new government is struggling to bring an end to three years of war and sectarian violence, its authority undermined by continuing attacks on civilians by the rival mainly Muslim Séléka and Christian anti-Balaka militias. Six months after Faustin-Archange Touadéra became the country’s first democratically elected president in three years, his plans […]

Liberia has made gains in education, says minister

Tremendous gains have been made over the years by Liberian education authorities, an assistant minister has noted. Assistant Education Minister for Teachers’ Education, Advertus Wright serving as a panelist at programs marking the observance of World Teachers’ Day held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, said Liberia graduated from a point where teachers training, morale and […]

Ugandan to head Rotary International

Samuel “Sam” Owori of Kampala, Uganda was Wednesday confirmed president-nominee of Rotary International – a humanitarian service organization that unites leaders committed to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change to communities around the world.As a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda for 38 years, Owori says, “Rotary has become a way of life for me […]