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Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials

Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials
His Majesty King Mswati III, chair of the African Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (ALMA) comments: “African leaders are racing to meet the target we set for m

Tanzania joins Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement on SADC Malaria day

Tanzania joins Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement on SADC Malaria day
The campaign was launched during the Southern African Community (SADC) Malaria Day that was commemorated on the sidelines of the SADC Health Minister’s Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At the na

Expert Eye: Analysing the AfCFTA

Expert Eye: Analysing the AfCFTA
The new African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) presents a unique opportunity to grow intra-Africa trade as a proportion of total African trade, and diversify the continent’s exports

Gauteng, South Africa: From the cities to the mountains

Gauteng, South Africa: From the cities to the mountains
Gauteng is a wealthy province packing a lot into a relatively small geographic area. From the cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg to the craggy ranges of the Magaliesberg, the region offers a multi

Microsoft is empowering Africa with digital literacy and technological proficiency

Microsoft is empowering Africa with digital literacy and technological proficiency
The fourth industrial revolution. Expected to bring about more technologically enabled advancements in the next 10 years than those seen in the previous 250, industry 4.0’s ability to galvanise bot

Uganda: A country of contrasts

Uganda: A country of contrasts
Winston Churchill once referred to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa”, and it’s easy to see why. According to the Ugandan Tourism Board, this East African country “offers some of the continent’

A Q&A with BT on how to deal with Africa’s digital skills gap

A Q&A with BT on how to deal with Africa’s digital skills gap
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has rightly been identified as one of the world’s most exciting economic growth prospects over the mid to long term. Home to a market of 1.2 billion people and count

Orange, the Global Fund partner up to tackle Africa's healthcare challenges

Orange, the Global Fund partner up to tackle Africa's healthcare challenges
The Global Fund and Orange have signed a partnership deal to develop innovative e-health solutions to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Using Orange mobile technolo

How Twiga Cement continues to support Tanzanian construction

How Twiga Cement continues to support Tanzanian construction
Contrary to many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania’s construction industry has a great deal going for it. According to the country’s National Bureau of Statistics, the sector is the bi

Interview: Siemens discusses the Dawn of Digitalization report

Interview: Siemens discusses the Dawn of Digitalization report
There aren’t too many parts of the world where Siemens hasn’t made its mark. Turning over more than $92.5 billion in 2018 and employing almost 380,000 people around the world, the company is

Nelson Mandela Bay: Experience city, bush and beach in one trip

Nelson Mandela Bay: Experience city, bush and beach in one trip
Often jostling with Morocco, South Africa is one of continent’s two epicentres of international tourism.Having consistently drawn more than 10 million people to its shores each year since 20

Nigeria: A land of city dwellers seeking the simple life?

Nigeria: A land of city dwellers seeking the simple life?
Following a turbulent period in its history, Nigeria is slowly returning to its former position as a land of opportunity with green shoots, from GDP growth and reduced inflation to the stabilisatio

Lesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail

Lesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail
Wholly contained within South Africa and sustaining a long history of political autonomy, Lesotho is one of the region’s most scenic little countries. Surrounded by mountains and home to a g

Ecotourism: Rwanda’s responsible revenue

Ecotourism: Rwanda’s responsible revenue
For eight years the travel and tourism industry has been growing faster than global GDP. In 2018 the sector expanded by 3.9 percent (versus 3.2 percent global GDP growth) and cont

Opinion: The importance of protecting Africa’s essential energy infrastructure

Opinion: The importance of protecting Africa’s essential energy infrastructure
The Africa Oil and Power AOP 2019 Conference brings together African political leader, business executives and analysts to discuss the future of Africa’s energy sector. For investors considering Af

Eswatini: Showcasing the best that Africa has to offer

Eswatini: Showcasing the best that Africa has to offer
A small, landlocked country dwarfed by South Africa to the west, it’s often easy to miss when looking at a map of Africa. Yet the country is evidence that good things indeed come in small packages.

SAP Africa: A stalwart of social and technological transformation

SAP Africa: A stalwart of social and technological transformation
In the eyes of SAP Africa and its Managing Director Cathy Smith, the sky is the limit when it comes to social upliftment, technological innovation and enterprise transformation on the continent.&nb

Exclusive: An interview with Mastercard Foundation's Kim Kerr

Exclusive: An interview with Mastercard Foundation's Kim Kerr
Africa’s rapid population growth is well documented.According to the United Nations, for example, one in every two children born around the world between now and 2050 will be of African desc

A Q&A with the organiser of 2019’s AfricaCom

A Q&A with the organiser of 2019’s AfricaCom
“Our purpose is to enable more people and enterprises to participate in Africa’s thriving digital economy,” muses Tom Cuthell, Portfolio Director of AfricaCom event organiser Informa. “Throu

Q&A: World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO Ellen Agler

Q&A: World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO Ellen Agler
Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in healthcare?Ellen Agler, World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO: I

Can cryptocurrencies make the AfCFTA more efficient?

Can cryptocurrencies make the AfCFTA more efficient?
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is undoubtedly great news for Africa. Access to new markets, improved trade links and increased integration are just some of a few be

Democratisation of innovation and what it means for Africa

Democratisation of innovation and what it means for Africa
Written by: Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern AfricaThe term ‘Democratisation of Technology’ has become synonymous

Exclusive: WISTA on addressing the gender imbalance in the shipping industry

Exclusive: WISTA on addressing the gender imbalance in the shipping industry
There are 1.2 million seafaring workers in the world, and just one in 50 of them are women. From fishing vessels to freighter ships, the oceans have been a vital source of economic activity

The Continent’s Employment Conundrum

The Continent’s Employment Conundrum
Much has been said about the booming prospects of the Africa. From the buoyant GDP growth rates of Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Senegal, all set surpass seven percent this year, to the contine