Agility is Funding the Development of Domestic and Regional Trade in Africa

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center. Many firms operating on the continent are experiencing shortages of professional industrial space. The provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one […]

Kenya’s HydroIQ wins “Startup of the year Africa 2018”

by Rachel Ogbu This year, more than 600 startups from 52 different countries took part, more than 12 000 online votes were gathered, and 41 million people reached on social media Startup.Info has announced the winners of the “Startup of the Year 2018 competition” following an awards ceremony which took place in Casablanca at the […]

Merck Foundation Connects Africa through their Partnership with University of Malaya to Build Healthcare Capacity

Merck Foundation Connects Africa and Asia through their Partnership with Partners with the University of Malaya to Build Healthcare Capacity in Africa and Asia with a Special Focus on Diabetes, Oncology and Infertility   The MF-UM collaboration will facilitate academic support to post-graduate medical trainees in the fields of diabetes, oncology and infertility From India […]

EVENT: “The challenges of investing in African SMEs are fast disappearing?” Register- JUNE 3 2015, London

EVENT The Business Council for Africa and EY are hosting an event on the theme of ‘investing in SMEs in Africa’.  Aimed principally at investors, the intent is to provide both networking opportunities and a lively discussion on the topic.  In a departure from the standard ‘panel’ format, the main session of the event will […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) selects 1,000 African entrepreneurs for $10m grant

by Rachel Ogbu The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has selected 1,000 African entrepreneurs out of about 20 000 who applied in the first phase of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). Representing 52 African countries and territories, the selected winners emerged from various sectors including agriculture, education, fashion and ICT and they would receive a combined $10 million […]

“I am a former military ruler and a converted democrat” – READ Gen. Buhari’s full speech at Chatham House London

by Rachel Ogbu The postponement of Nigeria’s fifth election since its return to civilian rule in 1999, together with fierce political competition, a security crisis and severe economic challenges linked to the drop in oil price, have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of conducting this essential process in such a complex environment. While there […]

“Africa needs more citizens, not leaders”- Chude Jideonwo’s talk at TEDxEuston London (WATCH)

by Rachel Ogbu The managing partner of Red Media Africa, Chude Jideonwo has once again stressed the need for Africans to rise up to their roles as citizens. He made this call when he delivered his talk titled “Occupying the office of the citizen” at TEDxEuston. Jideonwo who explained that for Africa to keep up with the slogan […]

For the records: Chude Jideonwo’s speech at The Future Africa Awards 2014

by Chude Jideonwo   In March next year, I will finally turn 30. I can’t wait for that day to come. More importantly it will be 15 years since I started my work career, and all of that 15 years has been focused on the youth. At least 10 of it, specifically on youth development. […]

Shots heard at Burkina Faso state TV, staff scramble for safety

by Isi Esene Soldiers have forcefully dispersed protesters in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadogou. The country’s national Television also went off air temporarily after soldiers reportedly fired shots at it headquarters. Thousands of demonstrators had hit the streets following a military takeover in the wake of President Blaise Compaore’s resignation last week. Compaore faced widespread […]