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The Innovative Side of Agriculture: How young African Entrepreneurs are Reinventing Farming

By: Dolapo Adeyanju Africa is currently experiencing a surge in digital technologies and services across many sectors. As this digital revolution forges ahead, with radical changes observed in production, processing,…

Identifying the right users before scaling

Lessons from Alain Nteff, African healthtech entrepreneur Gifted Mom: Tackling maternal and child mortality through mobile technology Each year in Africa, a quarter of a million women die of pregnancy related…

Innovative Nigerian tutor aggregator experiences exponential growth

While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

How this 22-year-old aims to shake up online shopping in Cameroon

Fabrice Alomo is the Cameroonian entrepreneur behind an innovative business that aims to solve many of the challenges surrounding online shopping in his country.

Five up-and-coming young tech entrepreneurs in Africa

Five young tech entrepreneurs who have applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize.

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur in 2014 is solving health problems with technology

“For me changing the world isn’t about creating a new phone that the whole world buys. For me it is just about bringing positive change to the local community.”

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

Tanzanian entrepreneur Frederick Swai says that in his rural village in the Mbeya region, “almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers”, thanks to the training centre he started five years ago.

Young CEO invents navigational technology for the blind

Twenty-two-year-old Khaled Shady is the Egyptian entrepreneur behind Mubser, an invention that assists the blind and visually impaired to identify and navigate around everyday objects. Khaled Shady is the co-founder…

How Cape Town-based Funda wants to change the way we learn

Just a few hours before I sat down for an interview with Kola Olajide, his company Funda signed a US$100,000 deal with a top university in South Africa. Kola Olajide…

Malawi-based entrepreneur has big plans for property listing site Pakwathu

Gonjetso Chinyama is a young entrepreneur based in Malawi. His advice to other budding entrepreneurs is to not be afraid of failure.

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