Forum discusses African hospitality industry

For too many years, African hospitality leaders have worked incredibly hard to maintain operational standards when critical products are unavailable to be sourced on time due to a myriad of reasons, from changing trade restrictions, poor transport infrastructure, currency fluctuations, and supply chain breakages. This week leaders across the hospitality sector have descended into Nairobi […]

UCLG Africa executives meet in Kenya

The 29th ordinary session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) took place on June 3rd 2023, at Ciala Resorts in Kisumu, Kenya. The proceedings were led by Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of the Region of Nouakchott (Mauritania) and President of UCLG Africa, in the presence of 12 […]

Nominations open for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the call for nominations for the 2023 AWIEF Awards. In its seventh edition, since 2017, the prestigious awards recognize, honour, and celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa, across various industry sectors, for their contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth […]

Africa: A global leader in digital transformation

Africa’s rising status as a global leader in digital transformation was firmly cemented during day one of the inaugural GITEX Africa 2023 as tech leaders from across the continent and the world gathered to collaborate and pledge their commitments to accelerating cross-continent investment opportunities.   GITEX Africa, which runs until Friday in Marrakech, Morocco, welcomed thousands […]

Adesina: Use resources on Africa’s young people

Delegates attending the 2023 African Development Bank Group’s  Annual Meetings in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, celebrated Africa Day on Thursday amid hopes for better prospects for the continent and its youth. The commemoration, which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the African Union, allowed for retrospection by member countries on how the continent can […]

De Vries wins BCA book award

The Business Council of Africa (BCA) recently concluded its highly anticipated inaugural ceremony of the BCA African Business Book of the Year Awards, honoring exceptional contributions to business literature in Africa. The event which took place on May 19 brought together authors, industry leaders, Africa watchers and literary enthusiasts to celebrate the winners of this […]

African basketball league enters playoffs

The 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Playoffs will tip off on Saturday, May 20 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda and will culminate with the third BAL Finals on Saturday, May 27.  The top eight teams from the league’s Sahara and Nile Conference group phases in Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt, respectively, will compete in […]

African women must play a larger role in peace building

Women’s proven role in conflict resolution makes the unique position of First Ladies even more important as agents for resolving conflicts in Africa. “Men make wars, women make peace. Women must therefore be included in peace making, peace building, conflict resolution, and reconstruction efforts,” African Development Bank (AfDB) president told guests at the inauguration of […]

Zimbabwe hosts Transform Africa Summit

The 6th edition of the Transform Africa Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has come to an end. Notable among the things that transpired during the summit is new memberships in the Smart Africa Alliance, namely The Kingdom of Eswatini which became the 37th member state of the alliance which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The Republics […]

Rajoelina wins 2023 Babacar Ndiaye Super Prize

The Africa Road Builders Selection Committee has named Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, the winner of the prestigious Babacar Ndiaye Trophy, for his commitment to infrastructure development in the island state. He succeeds Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, who won the award in 2022. According to a press release by the committee, members chose President Rajoelina at […]