Covid-19 casts a dark shadow on smartphone sales in West Africa

Nigeria’s smartphone market grew 5,3% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). This growth comes on the back of a 3,2% QoQ increase in Q3 2019...

How Africa is handling Covid-19

More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant increase in confirmed cases recently, there are still fewer cases than in other parts of the...

African farmers get direct market access

Selina Wamucii, the platform that helps businesses from anywhere in the world to buy and import food and agricultural produce from any African country, is opening up its platform to organized farmers groups and cooperatives to sell or export directly to markets...

Entries for social entrepreneurship prize open

Monday (9 March 2020) marked the opening of the 10th Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East. Until 5 June 2020, entrants will be able to upload their projects to the website https://startup.orange.com/, in the OSVP section. Awarded by...

African capital market activity declines in 2019

Overall, African equity capital market (ECM) activity in 2019 declined sharply both in volume and value from 2018, with 2019 posting the lowest proceeds raised in ten years. The general slowdown in equity markets was largely driven by a series of macroeconomic factors...

Youth seek solutions to global challenges

Five hundred young people from across the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to confront some of the biggest challenges facing the world at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda. The Commonwealth Youth Forum will be held in Kigali...