Bird Stories

24 October 2022

African free trade area gets real

Trade deals under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement are getting underway after a false start due to the economic fallout from Covid-19 – which also highlighted its importance to the continent.

24 October 2022

South Sudan in new push to tap its massive farm potential

South Sudan is looking to increase its share of agriculture exports with its latest Fruits and Vegetables Sector Strategy, designed to replenish its food basket and create jobs.

24 October 2022

African startups have raked in $4billion so far in 2022

Africa’s VC scene remained resilient in spite of major geopolitical and financial headwinds that are precipitating falling startup valuations and sell-offs across the world.

24 October 2022

Private wealth in Africa set for $798 billion jump to $3 trillion

Africa’s two wealthiest cities are in South Africa. Johannesburg is the wealthiest, with a total private wealth of US$239 billion, while Cape Town in second place has a total private wealth of US$131 billion

24 October 2022

Small African States Have More Economic Freedom

Small African countries grow faster than their larger counterparts when it comes to being more economically free, according to a new report.

24 October 2022

Nigeria: Company finds traction with refurbished electronics and appliances

In Nigeria’s Rivers State, engineering company Egoras is refurbishing e-waste into affordable appliances, creating a new market for recycled and upcycled products.

24 October 2022

Is this the next Wangari Maathai?

Christine Wangari is determined to show that grassroots efforts can influence government policy. By mobilising communities across Kenya to plant trees and sequester carbon, her efforts are drawing comparisons to Wangari Maathai

21 October 2022

Self-taught Kenyan animator to debut feature-length film at Oscar

Kenya’s Oscars selection committee has submitted the animated work, Terastorm, as the country’s pick for International Film Category at the 95th academy awards.

21 October 2022

Ferdinand Omanyala wows as sprint king

Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala, the recently crowned commonwealth 100metres champ, has reopened the country’s sprints chapter with refreshing vigor.

21 October 2022

Appetite for Islamic banking concepts ticks up in Africa

21 October 2022

Africa media consumption shifts to local content, but not by African authors

African creatives are finding a new audience among the youth, who according to the latest Africa No Filter report have grown their proclivity for local content.

21 October 2022

In The Gambia, Cabo Verde and Kenya, economic freedom gains defy the pandemic

THREE African countries recorded some of their biggest improvements in freeing up their economies for the citizenry just as COVID-19 hit global economies hard.

6 August 2022

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPECTED TO DRIVE AFRICA’S POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMY

Senior executives in Africa forecast the strongest growth in the telcos sector as internet connectivity improves, a new study by the network operator, World Mobile shows

31 August 2022

This bio-engineer designed incubators “Made in Africa, for Africa” to reduce infant mortality rates

At the far end of the University of Yaoundé campus in Ngoa Ekelle, on the road to Melen, is the complex of the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé.

6 August 2022

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPECTED TO DRIVE AFRICA’S POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMY

Senior executives in Africa forecast the strongest growth in the telcos sector as internet connectivity improves, a new study by the network operator, World Mobile shows

3 September 2021

Lawyer using sculptures to fight Covid-19

Not so long ago, 40-year-old David Ngwerume was running his law firm ‘Ngwerume Attorney and Law’ and defending clients fearlessly in the courts of Harare. But then COVID-19 struck. Now he uses his free time and a childhood hobby to chisel away in the fight against COVID.

17 August 2022

Coding comes to African classrooms

Trends show software programming is becoming an essential ingredient in African education, as the continent leapfrogs into the digital economy.

26 August 2022

Real (West) African taste! Dabali Xpress brings a local menu to the fast foods industry

Ivorian entrepreneur Olivia Akouba Angola sets a trend with a food chain start-up offering West African culinary delights

26 August 2022

For the AFC, South Africa’s giant titanium project is another step in Africa’s beneficiation journey

THE Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is to partner with Nyanza Light Metals (Nyanza) in the development of the latter’s US$550 million titanium dioxide plant in South Africa, according to the AFC, which published the news on its website on August 22.