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AfDB launches funding scheme for women

The 2019 Global Gender Summit, held for the first time on the African continent kicked off with the heavy focus on closing the gender gap. The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched an initiative officially on Monday to bridge the 42-billion-U.S.-dollar financing gap facing women entrepreneurs in Africa. The initiative, dubbed Affirmative …

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Africa Business in Brief – 25 Nov 2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank signs USD250-million risk participation agreement with ABSA, to address Africa’s trade financing gap The African Development Bank has signed an unfunded USD250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility with ABSA – a pan-Africa financial institution with a solid presence in 12 African countries. The …

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Daily Post, others win big at African Advancement Forum Award in London [PHOTOS]

DAILY POST Nigeria and other big brands as well as global figures made history at the just concluded African Advancement Forum Award which held in London, United Kingdom. The hugely anticipated global 2019 Africa Advancement Forum Summit with the theme, “Building a Prosperous Africa on the Pillars of Peace, Security, …

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U.S Ambassador commends 125 Young African Leaders Initiative participants

The U.S. Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan addressed and presented plaques to outstanding participants in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Leadership Center (RLC) training program.  One hundred twenty-five participants representing nine countries in the sub-region completed the three-week on-site training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public …

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IPRC-Kigali student invents water meter, looks to roll out device

An IPRC-Kigali undergraduate student, Theogene Kelly Mugabo, has designed a self-operating water meter, which he says will initially serve water vendors. The device allows for use e-payment systems such as Tap&Go and mobile money, while it also has a slot for coins. The device, known as ‘Smart Voma’, allows one to fetch and pay …

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Meet Christelle Kwizera, a young entrepreneur striving to eradicate water scarcity

Accessingwater is a human right, and as a way of reflecting the fundamental nature of such basics, Christelle Kwizera established Water Access Rwanda, a social enterprise committed to eradicating water scarcity by providing appropriate technologies for durable access to water. A mechanical engineer and social entrepreneur as well, Kwizera had …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Clearing barriers for young entrepreneurs

These past seven days formed the annual “Global Entrepreneurship Week” and it warms my heart to see that I can run short of fingers and toes when counting young Rwandan entrepreneurs that I know, off head, who are managing active enterprises in various sectors. From agro-processing to manufacturing, technology to hospitality, …

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AMG founder scoops business leadership award

CONTROVERSIAL and flamboyant businessman Frank Buyanga who runs African Medallion Group (AMG) has won a prestigious award of the Pan African Humanitarian award for Excellence in Business Leadership in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) He was handed the gong at the fifth Pan African Humanitarian Summit and Awards ceremony popularly known …

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WEDF 2019 Young Social Entrepreneurs pitching competition: Winner announced

Siyabuddy beat off competition from social start-ups from Cameroon, Ethiopia and Guinea to take the grand prize of $5,000 in seed funding provided by the International Trade Centre. The World Export Development Forum 2019 was organized in partnership with Impact Hub Geneva’s Accelerate2030 programme, IceAddis, the Pierre Castel Foundation and …

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Annual Entrepreneurship Day at IIE MSA

On Thursday , 21 November, IIE MSA and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) hosted their Annual Entrepreneurship Day at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig. The event was open to all aspiring and current entrepreneurs who want to learn about starting their own businesses. The session included an exciting …

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