Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya.
Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

South Africa and Nigeria may be Africa's biggest economies, according to the International Monetary Fund, but thanks to public private partnerships (PPPs), Morocco, Rwanda, Côte d'Ivoire and a few other smaller countries can boast worldclass infrastructure.

By Kingsley Ighobor 8 hours ago

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

NAIROBI, Kenya - Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

10 hours ago

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

As proven by WTM Africa 2017, which saw $365,950,813 of business generated, exhibitions remains a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector where buyers appreciate face-to-face negotiations.

13 hours ago

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award and this year's winner is Nigerian journalist Amina Yuguda.

13 hours ago

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result. Money is the fuel for the engine, not the reason for the journey. But what does it mean to operate with purpose, and how does a business identify whether it really knows what its purpose is?

By Mike Freedman 1 day ago

Partnerships giving Africa a new look
Partnerships giving Africa a new look

The private sector in Africa is playing a crucial role in the continent's economic development - more than it did a decade ago.

1 day ago

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Multinational Unilever has launched an Africa hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent.

1 day ago

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in Africa

The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Ghana to support power generation in the Kpone Power Enclave in the port city of Tema, near Accra, is reawakening hopes of an end to the energy crisis that has plagued the country in recent years.

2 days ago

UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history
UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history

DODOMA, Tanzania - Africa's liberation history is to be documented in a project endorsed by the United Nations and the African Union and has a potential to strengthen “people to people” cooperation using history and culture.

2 days ago

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

South African entertainer and musician Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October.

2 days ago

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has announced that it has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media.

2 days ago

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets.

2 days ago

Paul Gabriel.
New economic giants rising in Africa

Economic, political or security risks have seen Africa's traditional economic giants, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa, experience turbulent times, which have allowed other economies to emerge and take centre stage.

15 Sep 2017