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July, 2017

  • 21 July

    Burundi: Solar Street Lights Illuminate Bujumbura

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi, July 19, 2017/ — “By expanding our investments from commercial scale projects to include off-grid additionally, we are positively impacting the lives of millions of people in Burundi and throughout Africa” – Yosef I. Abramowitz, CEO, Gigawatt Global  Downtown Bujumbura just got a little brighter, thanks to an innovative …

  • 21 July

    Access Bank Group, UNICEF Initiative – 10 Years Commitment to Africa

    Polo Day at Guards aimed at raising further awareness and funds for further development initiatives LAGOS, Nigeria, July 17, 2017/ — Access Bank Group (www.AccessBankPlc.com), along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK (www.TheAccessBankUKLtd.co.uk) and Access Private Bank (www.AccessPrivateBank.com) hosted the 10thannual ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo …

June, 2017

  • 8 June

    Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7m Access Co-Development Facility competition

    The three winning projects, hailing from Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana, were selected from a technologically and geographically diverse pool of 82 entrants from 23 countries. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 8, 2017/ — Access Power (“Access”) (www.Access-Power.com), a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with …

  • 6 June

    Konnect Africa set to reshape the satellite broadband industry

    With products aligned with the preferences and habits of end-users, Konnect Africa is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the Internet in Africa …

  • 6 June

    Young black, female owned businesses on the fast track to success

    AccelerateHer programme concludes with lasting impact The inaugural Seed Academy/WDB AccelerateHer programme, a three-month business accelerator for female entrepreneurs, sponsored by Shell Downstream South Africa concluded by notching up a string of successes for young black female owned businesses. The fully-funded AccelerateHer programme provided 25 black female entrepreneurs with an …

May, 2017

  • 15 May

    Wits to host MIT course on innovating and building a tech start-up

    Wits University, in conjunction with MIT Sloan School of Management, has opened applications for teams interested in participating in the MIT Global Start-up Labs Programme. Taking place at Tshimologong, Wits University’s Digital Innovation Precinct from 24 June – 29 July, this intensive programme will provide opportunities for participants to learn …

  • 5 May

    City of Kigali: Upgrading online building permit issuance in Kigali

    In line with easing doing business and improving service delivery, City of Kigali and Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), in collaboration with Rwanda Investment Climate Reform Program (RICRP3) of the World Bank Group, have upgraded and migrated from the current online Construction Management Information System (CPMIS) to Building Permitting Management Information …

April, 2017

March, 2017

  • 8 March

    FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

    As a result of their unique blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and,in turn, spur existing banks to rapidly ramp up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across …

May, 2013

  • 31 May

    Tony Elumelu advocates for Africapitalism as the solution for Africa’s development

    MARRAKESH, Morocco, May 31, 2013/ — Charity and aid have failed Africa and its leading entrepreneurs are now driving the continent’s development agenda. This was the sentiment of Tony Elumelu’s speech, described by many as “powerful,” which was delivered at the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Annual Board of Governors meeting …