Africa

  • How Africa Can Become a Leader in the Digital Economy

    On April 19, 2018, tech pioneers, public sector leaders, and development partners gathered to discuss what it will take for Africa to build a sustainable, secure, and inclusive digital economy. This was part of the World Bank live event titled "Spring Meetings" on Development topics. It was an online event from April 17 - 21, 2018. Read More »

  • The Powerful Stories of Africa

    In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ruler of the Mali Empire whose vast wealth built the legendary libraries of Timbuktu. And consider which other history lessons we might unwittingly overlook.Read More »

  • Tools to End Poverty: KickStart's Affordable Water Pump

    Some of the most frugal technology innovations make the greatest difference when it comes to water technology. This Affordable Water Pump by KickStart International is one of those cheap but effective technologies. KickStart's mission is to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably by enabling them to make more money.Read More »

  • New African Agricultural Innovation Center

    A new ​Agricultural ​Innovation ​Center ​that will help ​African countries promote ​innovation in ​the agricultural ​sector to ​combat rural ​poverty and ​hunger has been ​inaugurated. The Green ​Innovation ​Center, which ​was inaugurated ​at AfricaRice ​in Benin, aims ​to boost ​agricultural ​productivity, ​increase the ​incomes of ​smallholder ​farmers and ​create job ​opportunities, ​particularly ​for youth and ​women in Benin, ​Burkina Faso, ​Cameroon, ​Ethiopia, Ghana,​ Kenya, Malawi, ​Mali, Nigeria, ​Togo, Tunisia ​and Zambia. ​Read More »

  • #Africa2015 Agility Photo Competition

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    Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, has launched a global photo competition that aims to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress. The story of today’s Africa (young, growing, urbanizing, and tech-savvy) needs to be told. This is why Agility wants to capture the hope, aspirations and confidence of a new generation of Africans and the continent that they are rapidly reshaping with #Africa2015.Read More »

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