We are on a quest to discover the world’s most extraordinary doers and amplify their impact through conversations. By: Boniface Omina | Sean Karanja | Yuri CoretFebruary 26, 2024

Storytelling, when used effectively can be an incredible tool to catapult your career and business through relationships.

No one embodies this idea quite like John Hill, who turned a passion for language, ideas and people into a massively successful career and life as a tech evangelist at LinkedIn and now Techstars. The concept of telling the stories, ideas and values of a business to global audiences to boost adoption is now widely known as evangelism, but when John started his career in traditional media, he never imagined where it would lead him.

In this episode, we explore how entrepreneurs and professionals can leverage their unique stories to build relationships that can move the needle!

If you are interested in engaging more with John and his work, check out his LinkedIn here or check out Techstars here.

Recommended Podcast Listen:

Masters of Scale Podcast episode featuring Techstars C.E.O, Maëlle Gavet: listen here.

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.February 26, 2024

Episode 111 with Marco Forgione who is the Director General of The Institute of Export and International Trade, which is a professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) recently launched its expansion into Africa with the opening of its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, in July 2023.

IOE&IT has developed and delivered training, education, and consulting services for the entire African continent. These services cover the unique and specific aspects of both Africa’s trade with the rest of the world and intra-continental commerce.

What We Discuss With Marco Forgione

  • Which African markets have you identified as having huge trade opportunities?
  • What strategies do you think can be used to enhance trade relationships between the UK and African nations?
  • What value do you believe the Institute can provide to companies looking to engage with African markets and economies?
  • How do you believe the qualifications and training that you offer prepare businesses for the changing dynamics of international trade, particularly in Africa?
  • How do you believe these resources can better equip and contribute to the development of international trade professionals in Africa?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Government and Healthtech Partnerships Are Digitally Transforming Healthcare Supply Chains in Africa? Make sure to check it out!

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Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at Terser Adamu, and Twitter (X) @TerserAdamu

Connect with Marco on LinkedIn at Marco Forgione, and Twitter (X) @marco4gione

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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continentFebruary 23, 2024
In this episode, we hear from George Mothema, head of the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (BARSA).   The theme of the upcoming summit is: "Moving forward: Embracing accountability for a better future."   Together we discuss:
  • BARSA mandate and summit objectives
  • Key objectives for BARSA in 2024 - ensuring fuel security, addressing regulatory issues, and supporting the development of aviation infrastructure.
  • Key sessions and speakers we will hear from at the event.
  • Leadership development and a skills pipeline are important for the industry's growth and success.

To find out more about the Summit, please visit: https://barsa.co.za/summit-2/ 

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The show where we look at African football both what's happening around the continent and what African players are doing overseas.February 22, 2024
On this week’s show we continue to look back at the 2023 AFCON as Emerse Fae has been appointed as Cote D’Ivoire coach on a permanent deal after leading the Elephants to the title. We ask how he is likely to get on, and we analyse Egypt’s decision to appoint their all-time top goalscorer Hossam Hassan as coach.

Plus, with the qualifiers for the women’s football tournament at this year’s Paris Olympics continuing over the next few days, we hear from Zambia’s Racheal Kundananji, who recently became the world's most expensive female footballer ever.

And as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger says that Fifa will establish 75 football academies worldwide, we look at what this means for Africa.
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The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa. Listen in every Tuesday and Thursday morning (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcastsFebruary 21, 2024
On today's podcast, we have Chijioke Dozie, CEO of Nigerian fintech, Carbon, talk to us about what it would take to give loans at scale in Nigeria. 
 
This is a new format we're trying. Please let us know what you think via email (podcast@techpoint.africa) or in the Q & A section on Spotify.
 
Attend our webinar on the Employer Handbook: The 5 biggest hiring and employment mistakes that can lead to litigation, penalties, and loss of funds (and how to avoid them)
 
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00:00 - Cold open
00:41 - Intro
01:00 - News headlines this week
02:24 - We meet Chijioke
02:42 - Are Nigerians credit averse?
03:42 - Lessons from the friends and family trope
04:32 - How customers and bankers reacted to Carbon
06:05 - Biggest barriers to lending in Nigeria
08:17 - Should fintechs have access to GSI?
11:27 - Attend our webinar on legal loopholes for employers
12:42 - The role of credit bureaus
16:01 - The role of regulation
17:05 - Why collaboration to fight fraud doesn't work
19:39 - How can partnerships help
22:30 - Credit as a customer acquistion strategy
24:11 - Top three lessons from giving out loans to Nigerians
29:33 - Nigeria's macroeconomics could change lending behaviour
 
News stories we mentioned
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede
 
Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.
 
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A podcast by AVCA – The African Private Capital Association; the nexus of private capital in Africa, championing and enabling private capital investment in Africa. As the pan-African industry body, AVCA plays a significant role as an effective change agent for the industry and acts as the trusted independent source of information, insight, and intelligence inspiring investor confidence; making the case for both commercial returns and impact of private capital in Africa. AVCA represents a community of capital allocators, investors, fund managers, advisors, entrepreneurs and professional serFebruary 21, 2024

In this podcast, Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo, Partner & Head of Transaction Services at KPMG West Africa sits with Abiola Ojo-Osagie, Senior Partner, AfricInvest, who covers Anglophone West Africa, to discuss behind-the-scene experiences and insights from a recently concluded investment in a neighborhood one-stop fast-growing retail supermarket chain in Nigeria; as part of the KPMG Deal Advisory Podcast Series.

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A podcast for and about African startups, recorded at Norrsken House Kigali. We speak to founders, funders, and stakeholders from across the African startup ecosystem.February 21, 2024

In this episode we speak to Jasiri fellow and winner of the 2023 Manga Pitch Festival
Cynthia Umutoniwabo on her startup journey so far.

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The Grinders Table Podcast is your opportunity to sit at the table with entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who are shaking things up in their industry. Each week Uwem will interview these amazing thought-leaders to uncover how they've done it and learn something new in the process. Join me on the regular to hear how they dared to defy the odds and live their own success story... or epic failure!February 20, 2024

Join us on an inspiring journey as David Gonahasa, Founder of Tripessa, takes us from his early beginnings on the streets of Uganda to revolutionizing the tourism sector with RoundBob, and now Tripessa. His narrative is not just one of success, but of resilience, as he navigates the trials of pioneering internet ventures and leadership roles in a pan-African enterprise.


David also shares invaluable insights on leadership, building teams, and attracting supporters for a new venture. Plus, we get a glimpse into the personal side of entrepreneurship, including the vital support of spouses and the importance of maintaining a moral compass.

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Home of the Africa Legal Podcast. Bringing you the right news, views and insights from across the African legal community. www.africa-legal.comFebruary 20, 2024
In this third episode of the Ubuntu Mental Health Matters Series with Dr Mathero Michelle Nkhalamba, she speaks with Thomas Pearson about imposter syndrome, a mental health condition facing many in the legal industry. The competitive nature of the legal profession and the constant need to demonstrate expertise exacerbate feelings of inadequacy, often making even the most skilful lawyer feel like an imposter. Renowned chartered psychologist Dr Mathero Michelle Nkhalamba explains that imposter syndrome is a psychological phenomenon where people who are professional and capable doubt themselves and their accomplishments and have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. She has found that it presents itself commonly among people in professions that are hypercompetitive, highly skilled or societally well regarded. “The unique thing about the legal profession is that it’s really high stakes. It’s hyper competitive, very visible and a transparent profession. It’s a career that can expose you to a lot of criticism or a lot of praise. That puts the pressure [on one] to feel, ‘Well, am I good enough or do I even belong in this space?’ and that increases your anxiety.” The symptoms of imposter syndrome, says Nkhalamba, manifest through feelings of inadequacy. One of the ways to help manage and prevent this, is to normalise failure. “It’s not only in your professional life; even in your personal life you have to be okay with failing sometimes and understanding that failure is not a major setback. You’re just trying to learn something new about yourself and improve.” Every failure – including those in the legal profession – is a learning process, she says. “Shut down the voice and remind yourself that, ‘Yes, I have had failures, I’ve had setbacks, but I’ve also had achievements.’ Acknowledge them and accept positive feedback,” she added Nkhalamba advises that having a mindset of continual learning helps to deal with this condition. The insightful conversation between Nkhalamba and Pearson includes information on how employers can help break the imposter syndrome mindset in the workplace and why the host and the guest of this podcast should not be allowed on the golf course!
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We are on a quest to discover the world’s most extraordinary doers and amplify their impact through conversations. By: Boniface Omina | Sean Karanja | Yuri CoretFebruary 20, 2024

Navigating the career space can be a daunting task, especially when you’re a creative charting an unconventional path through life.

In today’s episode, we speak with Sam Wells, founder of Tern Heads- a career development platform for emerging creatives looking for their first jobs or clients in the creative industry. Sam has worked in the creative industry for over 16 years, leveraging the power of community to support young people struggling to understand and showcase their full creative potential through 

We touch on her early experiences trying to figure out what a career in her industry looked like in the mid-2000’s- when Rihanna was dropping Umbrella, J.K Rowling was publishing the last Harry Potter book and Steve Jobs was launching the iPhone. She highlights the challenges she faced adapting to the evolving world at the time, how she networked her way through various work spaces and the value of community as a support system in any creative’s journey.

If you are a creative and are unsure about how to navigate the first few hurdles of kickstarting your career then you’re tuned in to just the right episode. Join us as we dive into Sam’s world of creative career development.

If you are interested in engaging more with Jonathan and his work, check out his LinkedIn here or check out their website here.

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Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa. In this podcast series we will explore Africa's key economic trends and the issues facing businesses and investors across the continent. February 19, 2024

In 2024, Africa grapples with a complex landscape, encompassing supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the persistent impact of COVID-19, rising inflation, and conflicts in the Middle East. Amidst these challenges, African nations are urged to leverage industrialisation opportunities, potentially catapulting the continent's GDP by 20%. Anticipating economic growth, countries like Angola and Mozambique are poised for a 6.2% expansion in 2024, surpassing the previous year's trajectory. Mozambique stands as the 16th fastest-growing economy, engaging in ongoing debt restructuring talks. While most African nations expect a relief from inflationary pressures, Angola and São Tomé and Principe may continue grappling with double-digit inflation, primarily driven by elevated oil prices. Lusophone countries, navigating the delicate balance between revenue generation from fossil fuels and the imperative to transition to clean energy, spotlight Mozambique's focus on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) projects. Mozambique positions itself as a significant player in the global LNG market, seizing heightened demand amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. As Africa's second-largest oil producer, Angola aspires to achieve 80% renewable power by 2025. Recent market reforms attract a diverse spectrum of investors, marking a departure from Chinese dominance to include Japanese, Middle Eastern, and European stakeholders. Even in island jurisdictions like Cape Verde and São Tomé and Principe, the imperative to transition to clean energy is evident. São Tomé sets an ambitious target of increasing the proportion of renewable energy to 50% by 2023, focusing on solar and hydro projects. Overcoming the current dependence on imported diesel for 90% of its energy, São Tomé and Principe envisions a sustainable energy future that yields inclusive growth. The investment landscape in Lusophone countries is encouraging, with international investors increasingly showing a willingness to support pivotal projects. This growing confidence within the investment community bodes well for the energy transition and overall economic development in these strategic markets.

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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.February 19, 2024

Episode 110 with Yomi Kazeem, from Salient Advisory, which is a healthcare consulting firm that tracks innovations in African health tech, and Jessica Vernon, CEO and Founder of Maisha Meds, which is a company that has created the first and largest network of private pharmacies and clinics in East Africa through a mobile app that delivers subsidised care.

Salient Advisory develops actionable insights and partnerships and supports global changemakers to advance outcomes and equity. Their research has been featured by CNBC, Quartz, Bloomberg, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Devex, the Centre for Global Development, and more.

What We Discuss With Yomi Kazeem and Jessica Vernon

  • What motivated Salient Advisory to focus on innovations in health product distribution in Africa, particularly concerning government partnerships with health tech innovators?
  • Could you provide specific examples from your Market Intelligence Report that highlight the successful impact of government partnerships with health tech platforms in Africa?
  • What were the specific challenges that African health supply chains faced before the introduction of digital solutions and partnerships?
  • The report highlights that government partnerships have facilitated the democratization of digital orders. How has this democratization positively impacted healthcare accessibility in rural areas?
  • The report indicates that many innovators prioritise healthcare supply chain data analytics. How do these analytics improve the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain processes in Africa?

Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Insuring Africa's Future: Expanding Affordable Insurance Coverage Across Africa with Ted Pantone? Make sure to check it out!

Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps!

Connect with Terser
on LinkedIn at TerserAdamu, and Twitter @TerserAdamu

Connect with Yomi  on LinkedIn at Yomi Kazeem, and Twitter

Connect with Jessica  on LinkedIn at Jessica Vernon, and Twitter @TheYomiKazeem

Support the show

Do you want to do business in Africa? Explore the vast business opportunities in African markets and increase your success with ETK Group.

Connect with us at www.etkgroup.co.uk or reach out via email at info@etkgroup.co.uk

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Stories and analyses of African technology companiesFebruary 16, 2024

Overview: Today, we’re going to explore eTranzact - the African payments and switching platform. We’ll discuss the story across the following areas:

  1. First, Nigerian payments context 

  2. Second, eTranzact's early history

  3. Third, Product & monetization strategy

  4. Fourth, Competitive positioning 

  5. Fifth, Overall outlook

This episode was recorded on Feb 11, 2024

Companies discussed: eTranzact, Interswitch, Unified Payment Services Limited (UPSL), Systemspecs (Remita), Paystack, Flutterwave, Moniepoint, Paga, OPay, MTN & Airtel.

Business concepts discussed: Mobile money, Payments Collections, Payments ecosystem, payments partnerships strategy, card networks, payments infrastructure, low-end disruption, banking regulation & payments M&A strategy



Conversation highlights:

  • (00:57) - What is eTranzact and why we’re talking about it

  • (07:43) - Context of Nigeria’s payment sector before eTranzact

  • (16:45) - eTranzact founding story

  • (35:46) - Growth and geographic expansion

  • (45:10) - Product strategy

  • (01:02:56) - Monetization strategy

  • (01:20:41) - Competition

  • (1:31:10) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:34:38) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook

  • (1:43:20 - Recommendations and small wins

Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

  • Interested in investing in Africa Tech with Olumide: Read about Adamantium fund & contact me at olumide@afrobility.com. Founders looking for funding: If you're a B2B founder working on Education, Health, Finance or food, please contact me for funding at olumide@afrobility.com

  • Checkout my FIREDOM book = FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) + Freedom = personal finance and financial independence book. Website, Read: Substack Newsletter & Buy: Print, eBook or Audiobook)

  • Recommendation: Never Enough (Loren Allred). Incredible. I can listen to it on repeat for the whole day. 

  • Recommendation: La Bachata (Maniel Turizo). Dope shit.

  • Recommendation: "Someone You Loved". Not the original but a fabulous cover. Best line, "I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved". Listen to the 3rd verse when they sing simultaneously. Incredible!

  • Recommendation: A Million Miles Away movie. It is a biographical drama film about the life of José Hernández, a Mexican-American migrant farm 

  • Small win: Booked Cirque Du Soleil show. Looking forward to it.


Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

Listeners: We’d love to hear from you. Email info@afrobility.com with feedback!

Founders & Operators: We'd love to hear about what you're working on, email us at info@afrobility.com

Investors: It would be great to link up with you. Contact us at info@afrobility.com


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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.February 16, 2024

🎙Why do governments need to invest in agro-processing infrastructure and long-term financing, and how are the opportunities in the Middle East market present to Africa?

🎙The JSE All Share index rose about 0.3% to finish at 73,218.

🎙Tunisia's economy contracted by 0.2% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2023, following an upwardly revised 0.3% decline.

🎙Nigeria's annual inflation rate climbed to a 28-year high of 29.9% in January 2024, up from 28.9% in December and above market forecasts of 29.5%.

🎙The annual inflation rate in Botswana quickened to 3.9% in January 2024 from 3.5% in the prior month.

🎙The annual inflation rate in Angola accelerated for the 9th straight month to 21.99% in January 2024, up from 20.01% in December.

🎙Ghana’s annual inflation rate rose to 23.5% in January 2024, from 23.2% in the prior month, staying well above the Central Bank's target band of 6% to 10%.


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The show where we look at African football both what's happening around the continent and what African players are doing overseas.February 15, 2024
On this week’s show we look back at a fantastic Africa Cup of Nations, with hosts Cote D’Ivoire winning the tournament against all the odds.

We ask which teams played the best football overall, we assess the use of the VAR at the tournament, and we speak to Nigeria forward Terem Moffi on finishing runners-up.

Also Stuart on Manchester United’s improved form in the EPL.
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The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa. Listen in every Tuesday and Thursday morning (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcastsFebruary 15, 2024
Today's podcast discusses: 
  • Content creators registering with CAC, paying taxes
  • Carbon's acquisition of Vella Finance
 
Timestamps
00:00 - Intro
01:44 - CAC and content creators
12:54 - Carbon acquires Vella Finance
 
Useful links
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede
 
Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.
 
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Hashing It Out is a crypto podcast covering innovations and important stories in the blockchain industry, featuring interviews with thought leaders in the space. By: Elisha Owusu Akyaw.February 15, 2024

In episode 48 of Cointelegraph’s Hashing It Out podcast, Polygon co-founder Brendan Farmer joins Elisha Owusu Akyaw to discuss the state of layer-2 networks, Polygon’s multiple releases in the last six months, including its aggregation layer, or AggLayer, and its newly introduced “Type 1 prover.”

Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter: @Cointelegraph
Follow the host on Twitter: @ghcryptoguy, or connect with him on LinkedIn: Elisha (GhCryptoGuy)
Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.com

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.

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Home of the Africa Legal Podcast. Bringing you the right news, views and insights from across the African legal community. www.africa-legal.comFebruary 15, 2024
In this Coffee Break episode, Africa Legal’s Tom Pearson chats to Mamadou Coulibaly, co-founder and managing partner of Satis Partners, about the shift in Mali’s mining regulations. Recent bold changes to Mali’s mining regulations aim to boost the West African country’s economy while empowering local communities. Mamadou Coulibaly, a seasoned lawyer at Satis Partners sheds light on these changes that have unfolded since the 2020 political shift. Following the regime change and national dialogue, one key resolution was to enhance revenue generation for Malians from the lucrative gold and ore mining sector. To achieve this goal, Mali's mining code underwent significant adjustments, levelling the playing field for all stakeholders. Previously, the mining code offered varied incentives for different operations. Now, as Coulibaly notes, the revised code standardises regulations. Notable changes include increased government participation in mining activities, a revised tax regime, and mandates for 90% of the workforce to comprise local employees. Importantly, Coulibaly emphasises that these shifts reflect an international trend, with other West African nations embracing similar principles for promoting local content. Coulibaly encourages investors to explore opportunities in smelting, processing and refining enterprises, as extractives need to be refined before being exported. Additionally, he highlights the potential in training programs. As local workforce participation becomes mandatory, there's a growing demand for specific skills. These two areas, Coulibaly suggests, could provide interesting opportunities in the years ahead.
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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.February 15, 2024

🎙What measures need to integrate themselves into an uncertain future while rebuilding trust in the system?

🎙The JSE All Share index was trading below the 73,000 level on Wednesday.

🎙Kenya has successfully issued a new Eurobond worth $1.5 billion (Sh238 billion) to buy back the inaugural one due on June 24.

🎙Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) championing green transition are set to benefit from a deal between FSD Africa and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF).

🎙The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a program to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few key producers.

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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.February 14, 2024

🎙 What are the comparative advantages the East African countries have over each other in the apparel industry and what can they learn from Ethiopia?

🎙Bitcoin rallied to its highest price since December 2021 as the world's top cryptocurrency cleared the $50,000 price level. 

🎙Mining production in South Africa rose by 0.6% from a year ago in December 2023, following an upwardly revised 6.9% jump in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 4.9% advance.

🎙Industrial production in Senegal dropped 7% year-on-year in December 2023, accelerating from a 0.5% fall in the previous month.

🎙African Risk Capacity (ARC) has entered into a landmark $11.7-million partnership with the US government to increase access to parametric insurance in Africa.

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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continentFebruary 13, 2024

Welcome to the fifth edition of AviaDev Insight Africa’s Connectivity update, a podcast that offers insights into new route developments in Africa.

Hosted by Jon Howell, CEO and Founder of AviaDev Africa, this podcast covers new route developments and expansions in the aviation industry on the African continent.

In this episode, we discuss:   Ethiopian Airlines' Summer 24 schedule, which includes new destinations and increased frequencies. They also highlight the airline's focus on connecting Africa to the world, discussing Ethiopian Airlines' expansion plans, including the addition of Warsaw as a potential new destination.    FlySafair's new route from Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga   Cemair becomes the latest airline to serve the growing Johannesburg-Harare route   Airlink's new routes, including Bloomfontein-Durban and continued growth in Malawi   Qatar Airways changes to their Southern Africa schedule   Air Tanzania's new route to Dubai   Rumour Mill:   Air Cote d'Ivoire's fleet and expansion plans   Emirates' potential return to Nigeria   Air Peace's potential route to London   China Southern's possible flight to Accra.    Connect with Sean here   Connect with Behramjee here    Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it with someone that you feel would benefit from listening and subscribe to never miss another episode
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We are on a quest to discover the world’s most extraordinary doers and amplify their impact through conversations. By: Boniface Omina | Sean Karanja | Yuri CoretFebruary 13, 2024

In our first episode of the year, we take a trip to the United Kingdom where Johnathan Chippindale leverages tech and data to shape consumer perception and adoption of our favorite fashion brands.

With a fascinating childhood rooted in adventure and curiosity, Johnathan turned a fascination with style and culture into a valuable asset in the world of business that has helped brands like Luis Vuitton, Richemont and Tommy Hilfiger to win the hearts and minds of an entire generation of consumers. In this episode, we discuss key lessons that he has learned from working closely with creative directors such as Virgil Abloh, incredible events such as the New York Fashion Week and insights from his conversations with colleagues in the industry.

Join us for a mind-blowing exploration of consumer psychology and a radical approach to innovation in digital retail!

If you are interested in engaging more with Jonathan and his work, check out his LinkedIn here or check out their website here.

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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.February 13, 2024

🎙 What are the key driving forces that will shape the long-term future of cybersecurity?

🎙The JSE All Share index was slightly down to 73,315. 

🎙Uganda’s central bank raised 1.3 trillion shillings ($339 million) in a rare private placement Treasury bond auction against a target of 1.5 trillion shillings.

🎙The annual inflation rate in Senegal accelerated to 2.1% in January 2024 from an over two-year low of 0.8% in the previous month.

🎙Egypt's largest private lender, Commercial International Bank (CIB), is looking to expand operations in Kenya in a bid to tap into the growing trade between Kenyan enterprises and the North African state.

🎙The African Development Bank Group has announced a follow-up equity investment of $15 million in the Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group) to support clean technology and low-carbon projects in its member states.

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Africa is often called the "dark continent" because it is one of the least energy-rich continents, even though it has a lot of minerals that have helped grow mostly the western economies but at the expense of the continent's poor majority. For the green shift to happen, these minerals are very important. Is Africa, on the other hand, positioning itself to benefit from this green shift? Africa is the worst affected by climate change even though it has done the least to cause it. However, the continent is asked to keep its resources down in order to save the world from getting too hot, even though those who have historically been responsible for helping the continent are still growing using fossil fuels and have not done enough to provide finance or nay other means of support. Why should Africa take a lead defining just transition? Over the years, news about the continent have been shaped by others while political news dominated the local media until recently, leaving climate and environmental issues mostly to foreign outlets. Africa Climate Conversations (ACC) believes that Africa needs to shape these narratives, among others, for the benefit of its current and future generations, and the ACC podcast will do its best to lead in shaping these narratives.February 13, 2024

Women in Olailamutia, a town in Kenya's Narok County, have had problems with diarrhoea, stomachaches, and skin rashes for many years. Having access to clean drinking water from a spring is helping to get rid of these problems. Families here got water to drink from a river where they also took baths. The river in question has been contaminated due to chemical use, upstream intensive irrigation, and the discharge of untreated sewage into which they bathed their children. In a town that only gets its food from outside sources, having access to water also makes it possible to grow food.

Narok County is one of 21 dry or semi-arid counties in Kenya. It is home to the beautiful Masai Mara. Extreme weather events like storms and droughts have also become more common and stronger. 

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The Grinders Table Podcast is your opportunity to sit at the table with entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who are shaking things up in their industry. Each week Uwem will interview these amazing thought-leaders to uncover how they've done it and learn something new in the process. Join me on the regular to hear how they dared to defy the odds and live their own success story... or epic failure!February 12, 2024

In this episode of the Grinders Table podcast, I sit down with June Angelides MBE, a trailblazer and advocate for diversity in the startup ecosystem.


June is the founding partner at Levare Ventures which backs early-stage startups across E-commerce, Fintech, Healthtech, Future of Work and B2B Saas across sub-saharan Africa. She has invested across Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. She also invests in European startups with Samos Investments.


June shares her inspiring journey from growing up in Lagos to studying economics in London, and how she found her passion for supporting female founders and breaking down barriers in the tech industry.


June's story is one of resilience and determination as she navigated different industries, from working in finance to founding a child-friendly coding school for moms. She opens up about the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned along the way, including the importance of authenticity, building meaningful relationships, and embracing failure.


June also delves into the power of networking, the value of curiosity, and the importance of creating opportunities for others. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to make a difference in the world.


Timestamps:

  • 00:00:00 Introduction

  • 00:00:15 June's background and journey to the UK

  • 00:02:02 Joining Silicon Valley Bank and learning the world of startups

  • 00:03:16 Founding Moms-in-Tech and the challenges of building a business

  • 00:05:57 Transitioning to Venture Capital

  • 00:06:30 Investing in Africa and the exciting startup ecosystem

  • 00:08:46 Overcoming challenges and staying motivated

  • 00:11:28 Motivating others and building a strong network

  • 00:14:46 The importance of authenticity and storytelling

  • 00:18:18 Addressing the lack of capital for diverse founders

  • 00:23:05 The role of female investors in allocating capital

  • 00:26:12 Learning to swim and the power of networking

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