Innovation

African Slums: Centers of Creativity

African Slums: Centers of Creativity

Slums throughout the African continent are places of extreme violence and poverty. But they are also places of extreme human potential and promise. Groups from the Kibera slum in Kenya, one of the largest in Africa, to the Alexandria Township […]

 
 

AMAZON.COM For Africa Starting With Nigeria

AMAZON.COM For Africa Starting With Nigeria

IT IS impossible to shop in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, says Jeremy Hodara, the French co-founder of Jumia, an online retailer that began trading in the country 18 months ago. The roads are terrible; the traffic is crazy; the city […]

 
 

Africa’s First Underwater Hotel Opens In Tanzania

Africa’s First Underwater Hotel Opens In Tanzania

Tanzania’s Pemba Island has become the first in Africa to put up an underwater hotel room. An investor in Pemba Island is taking offering Swedish-designed leisure beneath the sea in a bid to cash in more millions from the rich. […]

 
 

In Zimbabwe, Learning Chinese Is A Lucrutive Investment

In Zimbabwe, Learning Chinese Is A Lucrutive Investment

Ni hao, Chinese for “hello,” or ting bu dong, meaning “I hear you, but I don’t understand,” are two expressions one often overhears today in Zimbabwe’s capital. It is one of the results of tenacious efforts by governments, private companies […]

 
 

AfDB Approves US $45 Million Grant for A Pan African University for Science Technology and Innovation

American University in Cairo

African Development Bank TUNIS, Tunisia, July 26, 2013 – African Press Organization (APO) – The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) Board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, July 24 an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of US $ 45 million to support […]