In cultures that equate success with higher education, how can you foster wider entrepreneurship? Mary Olushoga, AWP Network founder, describes how a business plan competition backfired and what the real lessons are to encourage innovation.
Africa’s women provide a large part of the continent’s entrepreneurial strength and potential. Aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from the powerful tips that five successful business women in different parts of the continent offer. “They have defied the norm that says they need to stay home.
Over 80 per cent of the African youth feel that climate change has affected their everyday lives, the COP22 Steering Committee said on Tuesday. Quoting a survey held in 17 African countries, the Committee of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) said 86 per cent of the African youth consider themselves directly affected by climate change and note its effects every day.
Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly appointed businessman-come President, H.E. Patrice Talon. Last week, the President launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that places Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the core. The program sets out a strategy to attract US$15 million of investments and to stimulate growth from the bottom up by 2021.
BP PLC will invest nearly $1 billion in a vast natural gas field off the coast of northwest Africa, a sign that major energy companies continue to scour the world for opportunities to pump more even as they recover from one of the worst oil and gas price crashes in decades.
Kenya and Tanzania are among African countries likely to face a drop in foreign aid as the new US administration cuts spending to create room for increased infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report.