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Africa’s first FinTech Innovation Bootcamp

Early-stage venture capital firm and innovation accelerator Nest has partnered with global payments technology company Visa to introduce a four-day FinTech bootcamp, which claims...

Reversing Africa’s Brain Drain with Research & Development

Brain drain or human capital flight is the emigration of highly skilled or well-educated individuals from a country or society. Africa has a well-documented...

Five African Countries Ban Europe’s ‘Dirty’ Fuel Imports

Five countries in West Africa have decided to stop importing "dirty fuels" from Europe, the UN Environment Programme says. A recent report revealed that European...

$13m Irrigation Scheme to Benefit 980 Farmers in Rwanda

A solar-powered irrigation scheme has been launched in Ngoma District in Rwanda’s Eastern Province. The project which covers 300 hectares, 265 hillside and 35...

15 African Stock Exchanges to adopt Sustainability Reporting Standards

As many as 21 more of the world’s stock exchanges could introduce sustainable reporting standards by the end of 2016, according to James Zhan,...

Climate-smart investment opportunities in four African countries

According to a report released recently by the IFC, the investment potential of four African countries in ‘climate-smart’ activities – such as clean energy...

AFIF offers African Entrepreneurs Scale-up Resources

Kenya will host the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) from 15th to 16th February, 2017 to offer entrepreneurs resources to scale up their...

Six bright ideas lighting up Africa from the grassroots

In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 600 million people live in the dark. The electrification rate in rural areas is as low as 14% and with...

Report: African economies adapt to new environment and challenges

African Review looks at how each African economies rate against one another and how the continent's economic diversity affects each economy differently. Sub-Saharan Africa enjoyed...

President of Mauritania inaugurates landmark solar plants delivered by Masdar

Eight new rural solar energy projects have been completed, and are now operational, across the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, in western North Africa, doubling...