Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

Young African leaders sought for US fellowship

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa could become one of a thousand people to attend academic courses, gain skills training and mentorship in the United States. Applications for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for 2016 are open this month.

Indaba wants more women in management

Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa aims to get 30% female representation in management in the tourism sector over the next five years. WiT 30in5 was...

Ukama Kitchen Incubator opens for home cooks and bakers

Cariema Isaacs and Janine Roberts – both of whom are passionate about entrepreneurship and job creation – have started the Ukama Kitchen Incubator in...
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African stock markets post strong numbers

A strong year is expected for equity capital markets in Africa following the highest level of activity in 2014 in five years. In total, $11-billion was raised in initial public offerings and further offers in the year, and 24 African IPO companies were listed.

South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

African comic book heroes gaining popularity

Comic Republic, a Nigerian graphic novel start-up based in Lagos, is creating a universe of superheroes for Africans. The panoply of players has been named Africa's Avengers. The characters and stories are proving to be popular with readers at home and around the world.

Women at centre of African Union summit

In the African year of women's empowerment, the African Union emphasised the need to mainstream women in development, and AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced the launch of a gender score card to monitor progress and share best practices.

A journey around Africa with ten great songs

Celebrate Africa Month by taking a tour of the continent's best beats: classic favourites, hidden gems and contemporary hits. From west to south, Mali to Mzansi, bask in the rhythms and melodies that make Africa's heart beat proudly.

Ghana’s bamboo bicycle revolution

28 October 2016 Bernice Dapaah is the chief executive of the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), a project that farms bamboo plantations in her hometown...

South African entrepreneurs talk about Forbes Africa 30 list

During its annual developer conference, global giant Facebook featured numerous African inventers. They were among those who created new products and features for the...