2018 edition of Innovation Prize for Africa calls for applications

The  African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the seventh edition of its  Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) themed ‘Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems’, thereby  inviting submissions to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent.The annual award seeks to celebrate outstanding ... — Read More

BAIC expects first cars from South African plant by early 2018

Chinese car-maker BAIC said on Tuesday it expected the first vehicles to roll off its new 11 billion rand ($826 million) South African assembly plant early next year, with most of the vehicles destined for export.The factory, near car export hub ... — Read More

Africa will become the food basket of the world-Dangote

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC  high level business leaders and international ... — Read More

Africa’s must-do, can-do decade

Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and development assistance. While the continent shows great diversity in the socio-economic trajectories of its countries, ... — Read More

Nigeria cocoa output seen rebounding in 2017/18

Nigeria should see a bumper cocoa harvest in the coming season as late rains have helped boost pod production, the head of the cocoa association said last week Thursday.Sayina Riman, president of the Cocoa Association of Nigeria (CAN), expects output for ... — Read More

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