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The future of work and the pivotal role of youth entrepreneurship in Africa

By Melissa Mbazo – Ekpenyong The “Future of Work” refers to changes occurring within current socio-economic; workplace and workforce systems, affecting both present and future functioning of these ecosystems. It is closely linked to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and a growth in related technology and innovation factors such as automation, artificial intelligence, digitisation and…

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

By Dolapo Adeyanju In 2019, Anzisha Prize joined other notable delegates across the globe in Sham El Sheik, Egypt for the African Economic Conference on “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development for Africa’s Youth.” Dolapo Adeyanju, a young scholar and researcher at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and winner of the best paper award…

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How young African female entrepreneurs are defying the odds

By Lionel Tarumbwa Businesses started by very young women are likely to start from a lower base than those started by their male counterparts. However, Africa’s very young women are defying all odds as they contend cultural issues, harsh investment climate and fears to build successful enterprises. The World Bank reports that Africa is the only continent…

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Nigerian start-up and Anzisha Fellow develops app to track Covid-19 cases in Nigeria

By: Dolapo Adeyanju During these challenging times, where there is generally a lot of misinformation and information asymmetry around COVID-19 issues, the tech world has become a reputable solution ground to the widespread of “infodemic” regarding the novel coronavirus in Nigeria. Through technology, Nigerians have come to realize that an effective tool to get timely information…

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