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Africa is finally booming, but don’t break out the champagne yet

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Social Enterprise Africans are celebrating levels of economic growth and political stability that were unthinkable just 10 years ago, but without the appropriate economic and political reforms, the continent could quickly relapse. Beyond its usual calls for political reform, a recent Economist article urges Africans to work faster to diversify their economy and promote trade: […]

Electronics giant in African technical training push

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Samsung Africa will have six operational engineering academies across Africa by the end of the year, as well as many e-learning centres, ‘smart’ schools and skills- development centres, which will use technology and train the continent’s youthful demographic to develop the skills needed on the continent and by the company, says Samsung Africa business-to-government and […]

Gaming Scene in Africa | Maliyo Games Vs Ma3Racer

BY Sam Wakoba Move over Rovio’s Angry Birds and Bad Piggies. Gaming startups in Africa are changing the game scene on the continent, slowly replacing internationally popular games. Nigeria’s Maliyo Games is at the moment pushing for local content for the more than 160 million people online and the one billion mobile subscribers in Africa. According to Hugo Obi founder of Maliyo […]

Putting Africa First: The Making of African Innovation Systems

Mammo Muchie (Author), Peter Gammeltoft (Author), Bengt-Åke Lundvall (Author) The expression ‘national systems of innovation’ was introduced in the 1980s to emphasize the interdependence between technical and institutional change. For many reasons, the work on Africa is especially important. No continent has a more complex pattern of national boundaries or of ethnic, religious and tribal subsystems, interacting with sectoral systems. […]

Anzisha Prize Tour

The Anzisha Prize Tour is on a continent-wide search for Africa’s rising young innovators. African Leadership Academy Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be hosting interactive information sessions across the African continent. Centre director Jamila Payne and Anzisha Prize program manager Chi Achebe will be conducting information sessions throughout March and April. To register, send your […]

African climate conference showcases continent’s adaptation knowledge

The AfricaAdapt Climate Change Symposium 2011 is an unprecedented gathering of African and Africa-based researchers, NGOs, community activists, donors and government officialsto focussing on sharing knowledge and experiences of climate change in Africa. Go to Source Tags: African, Climate Change, adaptation, continent, conference