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Bayer Foundation creates EUR 20 million Social Innovation ecosystem fund to spur entrepreneurship for African smallholder farmers

The Bayer Foundation today launched its new EUR 20 million Social Innovation ecosystem fund by awarding EUR 3 million to four pioneering social innovators – myAgro, MercyCorps, Path, and Living Goods. The fund aims to scale up the technology and entrepreneurial solutions that empower African smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of …

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Japan has a plan to challenge China’s influence in Africa

Dozens of African leaders trooped into Yokohama city on Japan’s Pacific coast in late August and heard prime minister Shinzo Abe promise that Japan’s private sector will invest $20 billion over three years in Africa. What’s more, said Abe, Tokyo would offer “limitless support” for investment, innovation, enterprise, and entre­pre­neur­ship, with backing from …

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UBA Grows Profit To N70b In H1

In spite of the increasingly unpredictable environment witnessed in some of its countries of operations, United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its audited half-year financial results for the period ended June 2019, showing impressive growth across key performance indices as well as a significant contribution from its African subsidiaries. …

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Global Venture Capital Investment Market 2019 – Accel, Benchmark Capital, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Sequoia Capital

Global Venture Capital Investment Market report includes current market scenario and offers a comprehensive analysis of Venture Capital Investmentindustry, standing on the readers’ perspective, delivering detailed market data and understanding insights. It comprises inclusive important points that significantly affect the growth of the market at a global level. It analyzes the present …

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Japan PM warns Africa about debt as China grows presence

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (AFP) – Japan’s prime minister on Thursday (Aug 29) warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects that some blame for damaging the finances of developing nations. Addressing leaders from several African nations at a development conference in Yokohama, Shinzo …

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Business Summit to highlight African immigrant opportunities

Minnesota Africans United will be hosting its first-ever summit event on September 5. Minnesota Africans United is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Africans in Minnesota. The organization has a goal of uniting Africans together to share resources and opportunities for economic advancement. “It’s time for …

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Pioneering women-led SMMEs

Celebrating contributions women make to society and initiatives that help advance their social and economic status Despite clear evidence that women’s economic empowerment is key to inclusive growth and job creation, they remain under-represented in the entrepreneurial space, particularly in sectors like manufacturing. The Beier Group believes it has an …

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