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Originally appeared in The Africa Report Entrepreneurship is gaining more traction across the African continent as more and more youth are looking to start their own business.  Kolawole Olajide is the co-founder of BridgeLabs, his third entrepreneurial project that was founded from his interest in building high-quality technology products designed to enable forward-thinking organizations to compete…

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By: Sisanda Ntshinga Although farming plays such a crucial part in the African economy, it has not been an easily accessible space for consumers or those in the retail space wanting to connect directly with small scale farmers. Smallholder farmers in need of specific tools to help their businesses grow and better their services, have…

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By: Sisanda Ntshinga Emmanuel Ekeesit (29) is a teacher from Jinja in Uganda and has been teaching English and Literature to seniors in Secondary School for two years. As someone who was impacted by his own teacher in High School Emmanuel understands the importance of having a supportive teacher in your life while at school.…

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Originally appeared in Daily Monitor After losing her father at a young age, Vanessa Ishimwe had to come to terms with growing up in Kyaka II refugee resettlement camp together with her mother and three siblings. She was in and out of school because her mother could not afford school fees, which affected her academic…

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Meet the African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship are inspirational pathways for future entrepreneurs. Johannesburg, South Africa – The Anzisha Prize, a partnership with African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, is celebrating ten African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25. The ten inspirational business leaders have been inducted into the…

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By Dolapo Adeyanju “Virtual means borderless and this gives us a golden opportunity to unite the world of start-ups in online travel” – Siew Hoon, founder of WiT Start-up Pitch “Pandemic or no Pandemic, the show must go on.” This is the active voice of many start-up pitch organisers as the current pandemic continues to…

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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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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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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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By Lionel Tarumbwa The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) is set to create one of the world’s largest markets with 1.2-billion consumers and a total GDP of $2.5-trillion. It is an entrepreneur’s dream and provides an opportunity for the new crop of African businesses to deliver their solutions to a continental market. However, Africa’s…

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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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