By 2050, the African population is expected to more than double. About two-hundred million Africans are aged between 15 and 24, which makes the continent the youngest one on earth. An encouraging finding is that African entrepreneurs are emerging trying to change the prospect of trade in their countries. Entrepreneurship initiatives Entrepreneurship is flourishing in …

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On February 20 2018 Onem announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency called mCoin. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency, that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to take advantage of new kinds of services tied to blockchain technology and it …

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Africa has always been and will continue to be a dynamic landscape, from both a physical and a human geography perspective. While in the past the continent’s rich resources were used for the advantage of others, the time is now for Africa to move into a new era of self-sufficiency born out of increased trade. …

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Africa now collects about $500 billion in tax revenue every year, $50 billion in foreign aid, $60 billion in remittances, and $60 billion in FDI inflows. More than $100 trillion is managed by institutional investors and commercial banks globally, [and as such] African countries seeking financial resources now have a wide variety of options, well …

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The African Union has launched the long-awaited “Single African Sky” initiative, aimed at opening up the continent’s fragmented airspace. It also hopes to ratify and operationalise its ambitious Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) initiative in March, and implement it by the end of 2018. This would mean unifying its existing regional economic blocs – all …

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Telecommunications giant MTN is expected to do a public offer to issue 35 percent of its shares to the Ghanaian public by the end of the first quarter of 2018. MTN commenced moves to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange, GSE, in 2016, as part of conditions under which it secured the 4G license in …

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Alloysius Attah was born on a farm where his family lived in Ghana. “My aunt farmed two acres of land, despite the challenges she faced in accessing information, financial services and markets,” he says. In his final year at university, he co-founded Farmerline. It provides information and technology to farmers in Ghana’s most unconnected corners. …

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Africa’s tech revolution is picking up speed with 2017 proving to be the best year on record for the continent’s tech startups. Investment into startups in Africa exceeded $195 million in 2017. According to African tech startups website Disrupt Africa, the number of startups in Africa to raise funding hit 159 in 2017, up from …

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Blockchain technology and digital currencies are changing the way we do business with each other: how we store and retrieve information, how we transact, and how we send and receive money across the world. Blockchain technology offers advancements and innovation in various technological fields. The open-source, decentralised and distributed nature of the blockchain creates new …

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The 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), scheduled on June 24 to 26, 2018 at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Under the main theme “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets”, ATIGS 2018 goals and objectives are aligned with two of …

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