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How do we explain corporate board structure in sub-Saharan Africa?

This study examines the determinants of corporate board structure in selected sub-Saharan Africa. We specifically investigate which firm-level characteristics exhibit any link whatsoever with board size, board composition and board leadership structure in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Tags: governance, corporate board, saharan africa

Africa ‘needs to do more to boost innovation’

From SciDev: Théodore Kouadio   [ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE] The European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa must create an institutional environment to encourage innovation on the African continent, a conference has heard. The second meeting of the Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation (CAAST-Net), held in Dakar, Senegal, last month (24–25 April), recommended […]

2 breakthrough innovations to address maternal and newborn deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa

Saving Lives at Birth partnership supports bold ideas to save the lives of women and their babies from innovators motivated by tragic personal losses Although Kenyan Sam Agutu and Nigerian Aminu Gamawa come from different countries and backgrounds, they share a common passionate commitment – to save the lives of women giving birth and guarantee […]

New bamboo charcoal tech to jumpstart African bioenergy sector, slow deforestation and climate change


China-Africa collaboration focuses on bamboo to provide cleaner, safer ‘green’ energy source for sub-Saharan Africa DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA )—Bamboo, a plant not often associated with Africa, may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation on the continent as an alternative source of energy. A partnership among African nations and communities, the International […]

InnovationAfrica: The year in review


p5rn7vb In 2011, we published 550 stories. Over half of the stories were in Agriculture, Knowledge Management, and ICT. In terms of impact, Agriculture and Medicine has been the most significant. Tags: innovationafrica year in review, saharan africa, francis stsvens george, Open innovation, Innovation