While 25.9% of the female adult-population in Africa are entrepreneurs, access to finance remains a persistent challenge, with AFAWA estimating a financing gap of $42 billion, including $15.6 billion in agriculture alone.
Wheat and other grains are back at the heart of geopolitics following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both countries play a major role in the global agricultural market. African leaders must pay attention.
Zora Mehlomakulu is one of the many forgotten heroines of the freedom struggle in South Africa. Her story like that of her many compatriots who fought against the Apartheid regime must never be silenced, erased or forgotten.
An online storm over the local sourcing of potato chips for fast food outlets like Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened up a hot debate over the sourcing of local raw materials by local and foreign companies operating on the continent.
Electric cars and shared mobility concepts are starting to disrupt Africa’s taxi industry. Just a few years after cab-hailing apps upended the market and made city transportation cheaper and safer, they're now about to get greener.
Financial services are now just a dial away for millions of Africans as it emerged more than half of phone users in a recent survey processed payments and other monetary transactions on their mobile phones and uptake has surged so much that a recent survey called Africa "the epicentre of mobile money".