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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [1/12/2019]

his year’s Cape Town Startup Week (CTSUW) kicks off on Tuesday (3 December) and will run until next Thursday (5 December) with 16 confirmed events (see this story). The biggest event in Johannesburg this week is undoubtedly the Seedstars Africa Summit which takes place on Thursday (5 December). Elsewhere on the …

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The theme for this conference, Building Resilient African Capital Markets is one that is more relevant at this point in time considering the events unfolding globally. SEE ALSO: First let me begin by speaking about how African securities exchanges can work towards their shared vision of creating effective and efficient capital market …

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When African Women are Financially Included, an Entire Continent Wins

The Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), and which is currently taking place from Nov. 25 to 27 in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Credit: Plasir Muzogeye/IPS by Emmanuel Hitimana (kigali)Tuesday, November 26, 2019Inter Press Service KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) – When Rwandan-born and Senegalese-raised entrepreneur and businesswoman …

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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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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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Entrepreneurs in Uganda are taking control of their own destiny

On a sweaty afternoon in a facility about an hour north of Ugandan capital Kampala, Richie Rugaya and his colleagues are busy showing off their coffee-making skills. It might seem commonplace enough to watch someone making a latte, but not here. “You can count the number of espresso machines in Uganda on your hands,” laughs …

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Networking initiative connecting 50m women entrepreneurs to take off in Kigali

A new Pan-African networking platform to connect 50 million African women in business will be launched in Kigali next week during the upcoming Global Gender Summit. This year’s Global Gender Summit, is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the government of Rwanda and supported by other multilateral …

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