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Bird story agency is a specialist news agency started by Africa No Filter. Our content is used by newsrooms across Africa and around the world.

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Jun 14, 2024
How battery swapping startups are turbocharging Africa's green mobility ♻️🔋
Across Africa, battery swapping startups are growing in number and rapidly expanding into new markets, fueled by the rapid growth of investment in climate-related ventures. The startups seek to overcome the challenges of charging infrastructure and are accelerating the electrification of two-wheeled vehicles, continent-wide.
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Jun 13, 2024
African airlines headed for 100 million passengers milestone
An aggressive push into new routes and increased frequencies by local carriers, mostly in African markets, is buoying air traffic and passenger numbers, propellilng them beyond pre-pandemic levels to new historical highs.
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Jun 12, 2024
Kenya seeks M-Pesa-type success with revamped payment systems regime 🇰🇪
Kenya is preparing sweeping new changes to its Payment Systems Act in a major shake-up of its fintech market, as Nairobi aims to replicate the success story of M-Pesa.
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Jun 12, 2024
African startups rake in $187m in surprise May funding surge
May brought a funding windfall for African startups, with US$187 million raised, signaling that better days are still ahead for the continent's VC scene.
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Jun 11, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African children making a global impact
African children are not waiting for ‘the future’ to come to them, they are changing their world, now. bird story agency has compiled a list of ten African children changemakers whose innovations and initiatives have influenced the world.
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Jun 10, 2024
The tiny African island nation of Cape Verde will add to its Olympics retinue with a sport that is flourishing Africa-wide 🇨🇻
There is a growing passion for fencing across the continent, led by frontrunner Egypt, which draws from the sport's rich historical roots in the country. This surge in interest is inspiring a continent-wide wave of new enthusiasts, with countries like Cape Verde set to make their Olympic debut in Paris next month.
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Jun 10, 2024
African ports are tops at reducing vessel delays - report
While Africa's busiest port, Durban, looks to improve its battered reputation, a new World Bank-S&P report highlights significant progress in the overall efficiency of African ports. According to the report, African ports reduced vessel waiting times at the fastest rate globally in 2023.
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Jun 7, 2024
Africa enters into multi-country visa regime ✈️ 🪪 🌍
In a move inspired by Europe’s Schengen Visa, African nations are expanding their regional visa programs to streamline multi-country travel experiences.
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Jun 6, 2024
How Dangote refinery is flipping the script on Africa’s oil
The recent export of jet fuel to Europe marks a monumental moment for Dangote refinery igniting hope for Nigeria and Africa's energy independence. No longer just an importer, the refinery is creating a blueprint for how the continent could become a self-reliant petroleum powerhouse.
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Jun 6, 2024
More global investors set sights on Africa's ports
An Indian port operator's investment in Tanzania's Dar es Salaam port is the latest evidence of growing competition among global investors for a foothold in Africa's port sector, highlighting Africa's emergence as a player in global trade
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Jun 5, 2024
Nigerian tycoon taps Zimbabwe for lithium as Africa pushes local development of its mining sector 🔋🇳🇬 🇿🇼
Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters to kickstart Zimbabwe lithium production next year, driving Africa’s lithium market gains.
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Jun 4, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African players who dominated European leagues in the 2023/24 season ⚽︎
From England to Germany, Spain to Italy, and France, players of African descent played pivotal roles in securing silverware for various clubs across Europe's top leagues. Even in clubs that fell short of trophies, African players made a significant impact. bird story agency profiles ten top African players in Europe.
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Jun 3, 2024
Angola’s Petro de Luanda wins 2024 Basketball Africa League Championship 🇦🇴 🏀 🏆
In an action-packed game in a sold-out BK Arena in Kigali, the Angolan team lifted the BAL trophy from north African hands for the first time, taking on the title from Egypt’s Al Ahly after beating Libya’s Al Ahly Ly in the finals.
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Jun 3, 2024
Africa’s green bond market is booming - report
A new report highlights a significant shift in access to sustainable finance in Africa, with green bond issuance skyrocketing by 125% in 2023, from US$600 million in 2022 to over US$1.4 billion.
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Jun 1, 2024
South Africa on the verge of becoming the tenth-largest solar market in the world 🇿🇦 ☀️
South Africa is projected to be at number 10 among the world’s largest solar markets by the end of 2024. However, a lot of work lies ahead to compete with countries occupying top positions, such as China, the USA, Australia, India and Japan.
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May 30, 2024
Europe's hydrogen rush targets Tunisia, other sunny African countries
As Europe intensifies its hunt for potential sources of green hydrogen, a multibillion-dollar commitment in Tunisia promises to spark a mega project. Numerous other initiatives across Africa are on course to provide what is being billed as the fuel of the future, for European markets.
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May 29, 2024
Stellar qualifiers raise Africa's hopes of a Paris gold heist
Building on a number of stellar performances in Olympic qualifiers, African athletes are primed for success at the Paris Olympics.
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May 28, 2024
bird TenX: 10 promising animation studios in Africa
Africa's animation industry has seen remarkable growth in recent years, captivating audiences worldwide with its unique storytelling and creativity. From South Africa to Nigeria, these studios have been making waves and significantly contributing to the vibrant animation landscape across the continent.
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May 28, 2024
‘Eat, dream football culture’ propels Al Ahly to 12th CAF Champions League title 🌍 🏆
Al Ahly has reigned supreme in the CAF first-tier club championship ever since winning for the first time, in 1982. The Egyptian club won nine more times between 1982 and 2023, when they won again. Their latest 2024 victory takes their haul to 12, with 5 finishes as runners-up. This makes the side the most successful club side in the championship's history. It's a success story built on what can be referred to as an “eat, sleep and dream” culture, according to football strategist and coach, Paul Ogai.
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May 27, 2024
Building an African fashion brand: The uncomfortable journey of a Cameroonian fashion designer 👗 ✨ 🇨🇲
When her parents enrolled her in a vocational school, Augustine Mabiama thought they had blighted her future. Years later, as a recognized brand in the growing African fashion industry, she sees that decision differently.
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May 27, 2024
A mixed bag for Elon Musk’s space internet in Africa
Starlink's deployment in Africa has faced challenges, but it is widely used, even in markets where it lacks a license. In established markets like Nigeria, official data ranks it among the top internet service providers.
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May 25, 2024
Africa Day: AU is "world’s biggest social experiment” - interview
Africa Day, celebrated annually on May 25, marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, now the African Union (AU).
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May 24, 2024
How elite riders are conquering Africa's harshest terrains as mountain biking booms 🚵‍♀️
Extreme African terrains, whether mountains or deserts, are proving to be an attraction for the global mountain bike racing community.
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May 23, 2024
From IT specialist to poet extraordinaire: The story of Njeri Wangari 🇰🇪
Known as "The Kenyan Poet", Njeri Wangari is recognized for her pioneering work in African poetry blogging. Wangari's journey into poetry began in 2004, coinciding with the emergence of spoken word performance in Kenya. She is considered one of Africa's first contemporary poets and one of Kenya's earliest spoken word artists.
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May 23, 2024
Major global media still fails Africa, but bright spots emerge
Global Media Index reveals flawed coverage of Africa by major news outlets where balanced reporting by a few is overshadowed by persistent stereotypes by many.
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May 22, 2024
bird basketball roundup: Ghanaian manager takes charge of WNBA team, new tournament in Kenya
In this African basketball roundup, Ghanaian-American manager Ohemaa Nyanin is the new General Manager of WNBA's Golden State Valkyries, the BAL heads to the playoffs and Kenya's Cabinet Secretary sponsors a tournament for top teams.
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May 21, 2024
bird TenX: Africa’s 10 fastest growing companies 🚀 🌱
The massive growth of a number of Africa's e-commerce and fintech startups points to the success of disruptive retail distribution models on the continent.
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May 21, 2024
Morocco turbocharges its e-sports economy 🇲🇦 🎮
Morocco's inaugural e-gaming expo signals a burgeoning e-sports economy in the north African country. Government is also supportive.
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May 20, 2024
How Africa’s women-led businesses are bridging the funding gap
At the Africa CEO Forum 2024 in Kigali, leading African women business leaders discussed funding challenges linked to gender inequality. The forum also highlighted some of the initiatives financial institutions are taking to close the financing gap.
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May 20, 2024
Why Nigerian companies topped Africa’s fastest growing list in a difficult year 🇳🇬 📈
When a scarcity of hard cash worsened an already tough economic situation in Nigeria in 2023, an unprecedented development occurred: e-payments soared and became the new norm in the country. A number of companies tapped into this ecosystem, a move that made them some of Africa’s fastest growing firms, according to a report from the Financial Times.
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May 17, 2024
African table tennis stars storm Kigali for Paris tickets 🎾🥎 🇷🇼 🇫🇷
26 men and 24 women from at least 15 countries in Africa are in Kigali at the BK Arena vying for Olympic spots in table tennis to be hosted in Paris beginning July.
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May 17, 2024
Will training AI to be more "African" undermine our literary ownership?
As Artificial Intelligence enters the mainstream, Africa stands to be left behind unless AI is trained on African content. But will African writers be able to protect their intellectual property in the process?
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May 15, 2024
Smart grids take off in Africa
After a series of grid failures, Nigeria is on a drive to digitize its power grid, just one of a number of African countries building smarter grids that will help them better incorporate green energy sources, offer smart metering and improve power access and efficiency.
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May 14, 2024
A booming fitness culture in Africa is attracting global players 🏋🏾 🌍
Africa's workout and fitness culture is thriving and with its growth, it is attracting international gym service providers and global fitness challenges. This marks a monumental shift in the continent's health and wellness landscape.
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May 13, 2024
Rwandan entrepreneur’s quest to empower women in local clothing industry 🧵 🇷🇼
Chantal Murebwa, the founder of New Kigali Designers and Outfitters, transformed a small venture with just two tailors and one sewing machine into a thriving fashion company. Her commitment to empowering women, combined with government incentives for Made in Rwanda products, led to the employment of close to 300 individuals - primarily women. Now, as the factory plans to expand further, Murebwa’s mission continues.
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May 13, 2024
Will Amazon's Africa debut address the continent's house numbering problem?
Amazon rolls out operations in South Africa, shaking up the continent's e-commerce market and potentially addressing longstanding logistical challenges, including the house numbering issue.
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May 10, 2024
How BAL’S Sahara conference action is unfolding in Dakar 🏀
The Sahara Conference of the fourth season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) is in full swing in Dakar. Here's a summary of how teams have performed in the first half of the conference matches.
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May 10, 2024
South Sudan looks to pivot from oil dependence
Africa's youngest economy is betting big on building a cashless society to diversify its income, seal revenue loopholes and break its oil dependence. Oil currently accounts for 90 per cent of the country's total revenue.
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May 9, 2024
Can insurtech fix Africa’s low insurance penetration?
These startups are ripping up the insurance playbook by helping the market provide solutions-based products that resonates with customer needs and risk profile targeting people with low and irregular income- majority that remain uninsured in Africa.
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May 8, 2024
Off-grid solar sparks a lantern sales boom in Africa - report
A new report reaffirms the resilience of off-grid solar in providing clean electricity access in Africa. Cash sales of lanterns are booming, signaling diversification beyond the PAYGo transaction model.
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May 7, 2024
bird TenX: Ten most-funded tech startup industries shaping Africa’s VC scene
In this bird TenX, Seth Onyango looks at the top African tech industries attracting venture capital funding.
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May 3, 2024
Nigeria's maritime logistics cruise as ports get a makeover 🇳🇬 🏗️
Nigeria joins a growing list of African countries implementing rehabilitation programs at their ports as they pursue higher handling capacity and more efficient operations.
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May 2, 2024
The wealth of Africa's digital skillset is a global opportunity
A new report reveals abundant skilled labour in developing countries, including those in Africa, can be used to fill a labour void in developed economies. By alleviating existing barriers, countries can tap into this opportunity to solve the continent's employment crisis
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May 2, 2024
Coca-Cola to end IPO dry spell with US$8 billion Africa bottler listing
The anticipated dual listing of Coca-Cola's African bottling business in Johannesburg and Amsterdam indicates a strong market rebound as fintech leader Flutterwave mulls a similar move.
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May 1, 2024
Startup success, investor confidence thaws Africa's funding freeze
Barely a fortnight after TLcom’s huge US$154 million fund II closure, unicorn-backed Norrsken22 announces plans to ramp up its investments in African fintech.
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Apr 30, 2024
bird TenX: 10 major road networks connecting Africa 🛣️ 🌍
The evolution of road networks in Africa highlights the technologies, infrastructures, and networks that have facilitated the circulation and exchange of people, goods, and ideas within local communities, regions, and systems of long-distance and intra-regional trade.
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Apr 30, 2024
Startup success, investor confidence thaws Africa's funding freeze
Barely a fortnight after TLcom’s huge US$154 million fund II closure, unicorn-backed Norrsken22 announces plans to ramp up its investments in African fintech.
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Apr 26, 2024
bird interview with: The producers of Jumping for Change
As African basketball presenter and correspondent Silaei Shani found out, Jumping for Change is far more than a basketball film. Against the backdrop of Kenya's Maasai community, it delivers a strong message about societal norms and embracing change, while staying true to one's heritage. A winner at the esteemed Films for Fans NBA Awards, it explores the transformative power of sport within the rich tapestry of African culture.
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Apr 26, 2024
Surge in service sector investments globally to bolster intra-African services sector
A recent report highlights a significant shift in global investment dynamics favouring the services sector, with analysts predicting a positive impact for intra-African services.
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Apr 25, 2024
The unsung participants at the 2024 World Rally Championship Safari Rally Kenya 🏁 🇰🇪
Through the dust and the roar of engines that marked the 2024 World Rally Championship Safari Rally Kenya, obscured by the intensity of the celebrations and at a distance from the champagne spray and the limelight of the podium, four women played a key role in the event's success. They are four unsung heroes and their passion and dedication is a testament to the indomitable spirit of women in motorsports.
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Apr 24, 2024
A passionate voice in African sports journalism
Two male hosts engage in spirited sports banter in a lively studio session in Nairobi. But it's their young female colleague who steals the show, diving into trending sports news. Meet Mukami Wambora, one of Kenya’s few women sports journalists and co-host of the popular radio show, #SportOn. Her journey from law graduate to sports pundit defies norms, and her impact extends beyond the airwaves - she’s also breaking barriers outside the studio, and advocates for mental health awareness.
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Apr 23, 2024
bird TenX: African cities with the most millionaires
Growing private wealth in Africa is transforming the continent's major cities into hubs for millionaires and billionaires, according to the latest Henley & Partners Africa Wealth Report. Collectively, these urban centres are home to 135,200 millionaires, 342 centi-millionaires with fortunes exceeding US$100 million, and 21 billionaires. With the number of high-net-worth individuals projected to jump by 65% over the next decade, these cities are not only expanding economically but are also setting the stage for a new era of prosperity and influence. bird TenX lists the top ten cities and regions for private wealth in Africa:
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Apr 23, 2024
Cheaper calls ring in Ethiopia, South Africa and Kenya 🇪🇹 🇿🇦 🇰🇪
Telco regulators in three countries are reviewing cross-network rates, igniting new price wars and potentially cheaper calls.
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Apr 23, 2024
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire look to reshape the world's cocoa industry; Africa holds more than 75% of global production 🇬🇭 🇨🇮
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, the world’s leading cocoa producers and age-old rivals, are collaborating to tackle challenges in the cocoa industry. According to an expert, the alliance could revitalize the sector in Africa.
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Apr 22, 2024
Can low-budget, high-quality films help African film making? 🎬
Limited financial resources is the biggest obstacle in Africa’s film industry. A collaboration involving Netflix in South Africa has highlights the potential of low-budget yet high-quality filmmaking on the continent.
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Apr 20, 2024
Basketball's influence in Africa is growing, latest NBA data shows 🏀🌍
A new NBA Africa report shows growing African interest in basketball activities, judging by a surge in live game views, a growth in social media numbers and an increase in merchandise sales.
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Apr 18, 2024
NBA Africa-Africell collaboration points to the growing influence of private sector in Africa sport
Private sector collaborations in basketball are fostering the growth of Africa's sports ecosystem.
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Apr 17, 2024
Volvo's e-truck rental program is a milestone for Africa's e-mobility quest
Volvo has unveiled an electric heavy-duty truck rental programme in South Africa, amidst a growing demand for clean mobility on the continent
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Apr 17, 2024
African countries start business classification to shore up green investment
Kenya is set to become the third African country to put a green finance taxonomy in place, making the country more attractive for green investment and climate finance.
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Apr 17, 2024
Africa's private wealth to jump to $4 trillion by 2034
Mauritius, Namibia, Morocco, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda will lead gains with Africa expected to grow its new millionaire tally by 65%.
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Apr 17, 2024
New e-mobility policies are pushing EV fleet expansions in Africa
African countries are welcoming a new era of more progressive EV adoption policies in a bid to increase the number of EVs on their roads.
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Apr 17, 2024
bird TenX: African countries with the highest number of EVs
In the midst of a global push towards electric vehicles, African nations are forging ahead with systems and policies to ramp up EV adoption.
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Apr 17, 2024
Ethiopia looks to the Singapore model to lure startups in sweeping new reforms
Addis Ababa dangles capital gains tax breaks to encourage investors amid capital flight from Africa's top venture capital markets.
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Apr 17, 2024
Zimbabwe's emerging consumer market tops segment - report
Consumer spending power is on the rise in Zimbabwe, placing the country at the top of its segment, according to a new report.
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Apr 11, 2024
Local manufacturing of drones is on the rise in Africa
Growing demand for drones in Africa - historically met through imports from global suppliers like China, Israel, and Turkey - is driving a transformative shift to local manufacturing, promising economic benefits and technological advancement.
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Apr 10, 2024
More African founders secure $1M+ Funding in new trend 💰🌍
Despite a dip in overall funding levels, the continent is witnessing a marked increase in the number of ventures securing $1 million or more.
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Apr 10, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African women leaders and their social impact
Through the power of narrative, ten women are weaving new chapters in Africa’s history. Their dedication to community service, commitment to education and leadership across diverse sectors are crafting transformative tales of resilience.
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Apr 10, 2024
Interstate deals fuel drive for African single roaming regime
The push for a single roaming regime across Africa has received new impetus thanks to a West African protocol driving economic integration. Ghana and Benin are the latest countries to agree on a network hopping initiative.
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Apr 10, 2024
Africa‘s most populous countries eye private investors to tackle housing challenge
As populations surge and urbanisation accelerates, African governments are betting big on investors in a new policy shift that targets private investment to scale the production of affordable housing units.
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Apr 8, 2024
Africa's stadium boom can be used to build prosperity beyond sports 🏟 🌍
Africa is witnessing rapid investment in sports infrastructure, with Morocco building the largest football stadium in the world ahead of the 2030 World Cup. Experts believe the conditions now exist for this infrastructure to drive economic prosperity.
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Apr 8, 2024
Zambia’s arts and creative sector is thriving 🇿🇲
Zambia's new arts and film policy marks a strategic step towards bolstering its creative industries, aiming to diversify revenue streams beyond the dominant mining sector. With a rising acknowledgement of the nation's cinematic and artistic potential, coupled with improved internet connectivity, Zambia is primed to unlock a wave of opportunities in this burgeoning sector.
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Apr 8, 2024
Twin rate cuts set Mozambique apart as African currency rally 🇲🇿
Mozambique doubles down on growth with Africa's first dual benchmark rate cuts in 2024 as currencies across the continent score gains against the greenback.
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Apr 5, 2024
Africans showcase the continent's athletic supremacy at the World Cross-Country Championships 🏃🏾‍♀️🏅 🇰🇪 🇺🇬 🇪🇹
African athletes, notably from Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia put their dominance of distance running on display at this year's World Athletics Cross Country Championships.
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Apr 5, 2024
Twin rate cuts set Mozambique apart as African currency rally 🇲🇿
Mozambique doubles down on growth with Africa's first dual benchmark rate cuts in 2024 as currencies across the continent score gains against the greenback.
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Apr 4, 2024
Elite hotel chains dial up investments in Africa with $3,000-a-night rooms 🤩
More luxury hotels with over US$3,000-a-night rooms will open in Africa as Marriott, Hilton and others zero in on the growing demand for lavish, Instagrammable stays.
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Apr 3, 2024
Botswana’s 90 million-year-old ancient beetle discovery explains earth's evolution 🇧🇼
Africa's role in unravelling the mysteries of evolution and prehistoric life has been boosted by the recent discovery of a prehistoric beetle, in Botswana.
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Apr 3, 2024
Wildlife migratory "corridors" set to grow, Africa-wide
Africa's wildlife conservation is evolving, with community conservancies along vital migration routes ensuring safe passage for roaming species. Thanks to these successes, African conservation officials are now looking to link protected areas across the continent.
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Apr 2, 2024
Cost of living relief on the cards as Kenya, Nigeria currencies gain ground 🇳🇬 🇰🇪
From ranking as the world’s worst-performing currencies in 2023, the Kenyan shilling and Nigerian naira have made significant progress. They are now among the best-performing currencies in the world for 2024, raising hopes for a lower cost of living in these countries.
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Apr 2, 2024
bird TenX: 10 influential youth activists shaping the African electoral climate
With Bassirou Diomaye Faye, the youngest ever elected African president, serving as a symbol of youthful leadership, and a surge in young demographics increasingly prominent in mainstream politics, youth electoral activism is gaining momentum in countries like Ghana and Eswatini. These nations are experiencing renewed discussions and movements surrounding elections and civic engagement among the youth. With more than a third of African countries heading to the electoral booth in 2024, youth electoral activism is gaining a spotlight in countries like Ghana and Eswatini, where the youth have revived discussions and movements around elections and civic engagement.
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Apr 2, 2024
Somalia plugs 5G into its economic rebound 🇸🇴 🛜
Faster internet speeds arrive in Somalia as Mogadishu seeks enhanced connectivity.
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Mar 28, 2024
Africa begins licensing crypto as verified transactions hits US $117 billion
South Africa and Nigeria are moving to license cryptocurrency firms to ensure that the benefits of virtual currencies accrue locally, as Africa's off-the-grid transaction values shoot higher than the GDP of Kenya.
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Mar 27, 2024
NFL expands more into Africa for market and talent hunt 🏈 🌍
The NFL’s Global Markets Program expansion into Ghana and now Nigeria suggests the US sports league is now seeing the continent as a market for its sports offering.
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Mar 27, 2024
Wind energy to help clean South Africa's dirty carbon "hotspot" 🇿🇦
From powering the notoriously dirty Secunda industrial complex to its strategic application to power mines, wind energy is emerging as a viable option for powering South Africa’s industrial energy transition, even though grid restraints remain a challenge.
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Mar 26, 2024
Cultural wealth can drive economic growth in African cities
A report by the World Cities Forum underscores the vast economic opportunities in African cities offered by tapping into their cultural wealth and harnessing youth innovation and creativity.
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Mar 26, 2024
Congo and Togo record Africa’s highest increase in happiness levels 🇹🇬 🇨🇬
Higher benevolence rates among Millennials and Generation Z- post-COVID-19 pandemic - are helping to improve life evaluations on the continent, as these two African countries emerge among the top 10 globally for the highest increase in happiness levels.
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Mar 26, 2024
bird TenX: Ten influential women in African politics
From heads of state like Samia Suluhu to influential diplomats like Bintou Keita, women are increasingly playing key roles in the continent’s politics and governance. From Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first democratically elected female president in Africa, to Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, FIFA's first female Secretary General, a new generation of women is paving the way.
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Mar 25, 2024
Africa's promising sports future evident at the 13th Africa Games in Accra 🇬🇭
The 13th Africa Games in Ghana revealed Africa's bright sports future, featuring diverse disciplines and standout performances by rising stars. Experts view the event's gaps as opportunities for enhancing future editions.
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Mar 25, 2024
Kigali is Africa’s fastest rising international financial centre 🇷🇼
Despite its small economy, Rwanda is gaining international attention for its efforts to position itself as an international financial centre. Kigali is now the fastest-growing financial hub in Africa, according to a new report.
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Mar 25, 2024
West Africa is now Africa's mobile money hotspot
Between 2018 and 2022, more than 110 million new mobile money accounts were opened in the region, including 60 million since 2021.
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Mar 21, 2024
Investing in art is often considered an activity only for the wealthy. Karabo Morule would disagree.
After leaving a career in banking, the actuarial graduate immersed herself in art investment and now works as an art advisor, guiding art lovers and investors at some of Africa's biggest art exhibitions. Her advice is to take a good look at the handicrafts or decorations lying around the house. Some might be worth more than you thought.
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Mar 21, 2024
The bird basketball roundup: Khaman Maluach to join a US university, Kalahari Conference wraps up, upskilling for Kenyan girls
Khaman Maluach, a top-three 2025 NBA prospect, commits to Duke after offers from the NBA’s G-League and other top D1 schools in America, as the inaugural Kalahari Conference ends with Morocco’s FUS Rabat topping the standings. Elsewhere, 30 university-age girls in Kenya embark on a 5-month US Embassy-sponsored mentorship program to empower them and improve their basketball skills.
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Mar 21, 2024
Africa’s race to universal mobile coverage gains momentum 📶 🌍
Africa’s quest to achieve universal mobile coverage is getting a boost as mobile network operators turn to space technologies to reach millions of under-served customers on the continent.
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Mar 20, 2024
Bid to include African datasets in LLM training gain traction 🌍 🧠
Researchers ratchet up efforts to embed African perspectives into LLM training datasets as AI ethics activists push for a more representative global AI ecosystem.
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Mar 20, 2024
bird TenX: Service industry looms large in Africa's 10 biggest economies
Most African economies are driven by young populations, fast-growing tech adoption and mineral reserves, while the largest contribution to the top economies mentioned here comes from the services and industry sectors.
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Mar 20, 2024
Namibia may tap its trillion dollar oil & gas windfall to fuel renewables ambitions. 🇳🇦
With Namibia's oil and natural gas exploration program delivering windfall results, the pressure to use this abundance to drive growth and advance its renewable energy sector is huge.
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Mar 20, 2024
Africa is fueling India's economic ambitions 🌍 🫱🏽‍🫲🏿 🇮🇳
Africa is becoming a crucial player in India's ambitious quest for global economic dominance. Through strong trade investments, expanding diplomatic relations, and strategic military partnerships, India is making significant investments in the continent as part of its broader global economic strategy.
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Mar 18, 2024
Private trains to ply South African rail network in commercial revamp 🚇 🇿🇦
South Africa is to transition its rail network towards a more open and competitive model, allowing private train operators access to its extensive rail infrastructure.
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Mar 18, 2024
Pro basketball teams shine at the NBA-backed BAL Kalahari Conference 🇿🇦 🏀
South Africa hosted BAL matches for the first time as Fath Union Sport de Rabat emerged the top team in the Kalahari Conference, clinching a spot in the BAL playoffs in May, alongside second-placed Clube Atletico Petroleos de Luanda. Third-placed Cape Town Tigers will have to vie for a wildcard entry to the Kigali playoffs.
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Mar 14, 2024
Ghana bets on tax breaks to attract global filmmakers 🎥 🇬🇭
Already buzzing with activity, Ghana’s film sector is adding tax rebates to its portfolio of reasons why global productions should consider it as their next filming destination.
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Mar 14, 2024
Lift as you rise - A young agri-entrepreneur star is teaching others how to succeed in small-scale farming 🇿🇦
With a sustainable poultry and crop farm, a diploma in HR management and her first book published, you'd think that Ntobeko Thokozisile Mafu would be content to simply focus on building her business. But this young woman is determined to do more for her society.
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Mar 13, 2024
Economic reforms propel Ethiopia to world’s third fastest growing nation brand status 🇪🇹
Opening doors for private investors has spurred a rise in investments in Ethiopia's key sectors, allowing the country to maintain higher economic growth rates than its African and global peers and elevating its global reputation.
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Mar 12, 2024
This South African winemaker is savouring the sweet taste of success 🍷🍇 🇿🇦
Nongcebo Langa fell in love with wine after a chance encounter with a winemaker at a fair. She went on to study the craft at South Africa’s renowned Stellenbosch University and her passion and mastery of the industry’s technical processes has resulted in her creating award-winning wines, like the 2022 Delheim Gewürztraminer.
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Mar 12, 2024
Locally assembled handsets begin to drive Africa’s low-end smartphone shipments 📱🌍
Local assembly and Chinese imports are making low-end but feature-rich smartphones available to young consumers in the era of constrained disposable income.
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Mar 12, 2024
bird TenX: 10 major horticultural exports from Africa 🥑🍋 🌍
From cut flowers to citrus, avocadoes and asparagus, African countries are exporting a diverse range of horticultural products to global markets, earning significant revenues in return.
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Mar 12, 2024
Africa's horticultural exports surge on
African nations escalated horticultural exports last year as they sought to tackle global supply shortages and diversify their exports.
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Mar 11, 2024
Special Economic Zones are propelling Africa's green hydrogen drive
In a bid to attract investors interested in tapping into Africa’s extensive green hydrogen potential, African countries are leveraging special economic zones to grow the sector.
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Mar 8, 2024
After Ivory Coast's thrilling AFCON 2023 can Ghana's Africa Games 2023 shape up? 🇨🇮
As the Africa Games 2023 descends on Accra with the promise of showcasing world-class athletes, many will be asking whether a new golden age of African sports has finally arrived. To make that a "yes" Ghana will need to compete with one of the most successful events in African sports history - the recently completed 2023 African Cup of Nations.
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Mar 8, 2024
Nigeria is the second fastest-growing country in the world for software developers, Egypt seventh 👨🏽‍💻 🇳🇬 🇪🇬
Not even a recent drought in global venture capital has stood in the way of a rising tide of coders in these two African countries; Nigeria is now ranked as the world's second-fastest-growing country for producing developer talent, while Egypt is ranked seventh.
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Mar 7, 2024
Africa’s renewable energy sector is shattering gender norms 🌍 ⚡🍃
The energy sector has historically been entrenched with gender disparities impacting both representation and compensation, but a new report unveils a notable shift in dynamics fueled by the renewable energy subsector.
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Mar 6, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African countries with globally recognised crafts
The list provides a glimpse into the remarkable diversity and vibrancy of African crafts, highlighting just a few examples from the continent's rich artistic heritage.
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Mar 6, 2024
The entrepreneur breathing life into Zimbabwe's leather sector 👜 💼 🇿🇼
An encounter with a leather craftsman as a teenager inspired Paula Marowa to enter the leatherwork business. Now in her late 20s, Marowa owns a blooming business with eight employees.
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Mar 5, 2024
Bitcoin spike fuels windfall earnings in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa 🇳🇬 🇰🇪 🇿🇦
Major gains for African crypto investors as demand for Bitcoin propels the token back to record highs.
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Mar 5, 2024
Gloria Kisilu’s digital supply chain is turning rural artisans into global entrepreneurs 🇰🇪
A tribute to her grandmother's basket-weaving legacy is how Gloria Kisilu sees The Shaba, a digital supply chain changing rural artisans' lives by seamlessly blending social impact, design, and tech.
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Mar 5, 2024
African airline traffic grows at second-fastest rate in the world, behind only Asia ✈️ 🌍
The continent's air traffic is rising faster than most other regions in the world, thanks to a combination of factors including the opening of new routes and a transition to wide-body planes.
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Mar 4, 2024
AI set to transform cricket in South Africa 🏏 🧠 🇿🇦
Cricket in South Africa is set to evolve, powered by AI and blockchain technology, according to the results of a pilot collaboration between an Indian sports technology company, Cricket South Africa and the Durban Super Giants.
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Feb 29, 2024
Africa’s mobility startups see a rush of fresh funding
Africa’s mobility startups are lining up to expand their offerings to include more electric vehicle offerings, financing options and overseas markets - and there seems to be no problem getting the funding to do it.
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Feb 29, 2024
Artists' residencies are on the rise across Africa as art investment catches on
The announcement of the conversion of a central Cape Town building into the city's first artists' residency - and a boutique hotel - is the latest in a string of similar announcements across the continent.
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Feb 28, 2024
Africa's music and sports icons are forging a tech-sports fusion through investments
A growing number of African music and sports celebrities are leveraging their global networks, local knowledge and high incomes to drive investments in the African tech and sports sectors. Their activity could draw more funds to Africa.
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Feb 28, 2024
Namibia courts affluent global retirees, high net worth investors as Africa's golden visas gain ground 🇳🇦
Namibia spruces up its citizenship-by-investment scheme with a retirement package to entice wealthy foreign seniors seeking a slice of African luxury, other African countries are also eyeing the "golden visa" market.
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Feb 28, 2024
The bird basketball roundup: An African film stars at the 2024 NBA All Star Weekend, Nigeria's women's team heading to Paris, upsets in Afrobaskets qualifiers.
Nigeria’s national basketball team, D’Tigress are headed to the 2024 Olympic Games, Kenyan film-maker Becky Muikia introduces her short film at the NBA Africa All-Star Luncheon, while Cote D’Ivoire, Tunisia and Cape Verde all finish FIBA 2025 Afrobasket Pre-Qualifiers with unbeaten runs.
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Feb 27, 2024
bird TenX: Hailing 10 of Africa's most spoken languages
Data analysis platform Statista estimated in 2021 that there were more than 2000 active African languages. Technological advancements like AI translation tools are helping to harness the power of language beyond celebrating cultural heritage. However, an understanding of the unique features of key languages is important to an understanding of Africa's diverse cultures.
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Feb 27, 2024
New African LanguageTech app to bridge linguistic divides, cultivates inclusivity and empowers content creation
An app developed by tech startup Vambo Technologies, co-founded by Chido Dzinotyiwei and Isheanesu Misi, stands as a pioneering language accessibility platform. It aims to empower users to seamlessly communicate, learn, and create content in various African languages, fostering cultural inclusivity and breaking linguistic barriers.
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Feb 26, 2024
Farmer on Fire: Wangari Kuria’s journey from retrenchment to global mentor 🥬 🍅 🥕
After a retrenchment in the real estate industry, Wangari Kuria chose to relocate to a quieter town south of Nairobi. Now she is the face - and founder - of a business that trains small-scale farmers not just in Kenya, but around the world.
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Feb 26, 2024
New Lagos arena marks growing investment in sports and entertainment sectors 🏟 🇳🇬
The construction launch of a 12,000-capacity multipurpose arena in Lagos signals growing Nigerian interest in tapping lucrative opportunities in the sports and creative industries.
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Feb 23, 2024
Francophone Africa tech hubs grow their investor appeal, footballers join the fray
Startups in Francophone Africa are recording more deal value and volume as rising investor participation diversifies to include even overseas football players.
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Feb 22, 2024
Zimbabwe's "Biker Queen" rides full throttle against gender norms 🇿🇼 🏍️
Evonne Mudzingwa's state of bliss comes when she's surrounded by roaring engines. Known as the "Zim Biker Queen", the 50-year-old regularly joins a pack of leather-clad riders on the highway. For Mudzingwa, it’s not just about the thrill of the ride. She's also using her biking adventures to challenge gender stereotypes.
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Feb 22, 2024
BMW bets big on Africa's green hydrogen industry with SA fuel cell test vehicle 🇧 🇲 🇼 🌍
BMW hedges its bets on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching a test vehicle in South Africa as the automaker seeks a path to a mass-market model in 2030.
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Feb 21, 2024
Triggerfish, Ng’endo Mukii, Africa's busy animation ecosystem all recognised in Annie Award
South African animation house Triggerfish and Kenyan writer Ng’endo Mukii were big winners in the TV/Media category at this year's Annie Award. But the recognition, for their episode of the animated Disney series, Kizazi Moto, echoes far beyond this one production.
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Feb 21, 2024
Architect building a photo library of the Lagos cityscape is also changing the narrative on how we view African architecture
Tolulope Sanusi carefully surveys the dynamic cityscape below, before launching a drone from the rooftop of a high-rise building in Lagos. Her clients are attracted to her passion for Nigerian design but her images are also changing the way we see this city - and African architecture.
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Feb 20, 2024
World Tour for 84-year-old cultural icon kicks off with Cape Town retrospective 🖌️ 🇿🇦
Highlighting a journey that has seen the fusion of ancient Ndebele patterns with contemporary art, this Esther Mahlangu retrospective celebrates an African icon.
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Feb 20, 2024
Africa's growth trend signals return to faster expansion
Eleven African nations topped global forecasts for economic growth in 2024, with the continent signaling a potential return to faster growth.
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Feb 20, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African countries with highest diaspora remittance inflows
Remittances sent back to Africa are a considerable growth pillar for the continent and are currently nearly double the total value of aid. The top 10 countries listed here each have remittance inflows of more than US$1 billion.
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Feb 20, 2024
Diaspora institutions are charting new courses for diasporic African youth
Facing discrimination, young diasporans are using organizations and institutionalized formations to help connect more with Africa while advancing economic opportunities for the continent.
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Feb 19, 2024
Tech-savvy Africans are hedging against inflation by going digital
Opera’s MiniPay crosses the one million users mark in just five months - signalling the arrival of decentralised finance (DeFi) as a way for Africans to manage exposure to inflation.
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Feb 16, 2024
This popular floating restaurant was on the rocks until Frida Njeri took over 🍽️ ⛵
This popular bar and restaurant floats on the waters of the Indian Ocean. But its fortunes were almost sunk by fears that followed an extremist attack in the area. It’s thriving again thanks to the efforts of Frida Njeri, a fierce advocate of the economic value of Lamu’s cultural heritage.
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Feb 15, 2024
Investors bet big on Africa's logistics potential
Logistics executives from across the world are considering either increasing or establishing fresh investments in the continent’s logistics sector, according to a new report.
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Feb 15, 2024
Omotunde Akiode is bringing joy to children. It's what she always dreamed of
A love of drawing led Omotunde Akiode to architecture. Then she discovered film. Now she does what she always dreamed of.
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Feb 15, 2024
Zambia’s Kundananji lifts the earnings power of Africa's women footballers with a world record transfer fee 🇿🇲 ⚽
Zambian footballer, Racheal Kundananji is now the most expensive female player in the world, underscoring the increasing business value and surging demand for African football talent globally.
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Feb 14, 2024
Nigerian E-payments eclipse South Africa's 2022 GDP, in latest surge 🇳🇬 💳💵
A scarcity of hard cash has made e-payments the new norm in Nigeria. So much so that the value of digital transactions has grown larger than the 2022 GDP of South Africa, Africa's third-largest economy.
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Feb 13, 2024
bird TenX: 10 African projects that show the power and versatility of blockchain technology
Blockchain, known for its secure and transparent digital ledgers, isn’t just about cryptocurrencies. Here are some African initiatives that showcase the technology’s potential to drive inclusion, efficiency, accountability, security, and transparency.
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Feb 13, 2024
Rising talent fuelling continental basketball 🏀🌍
A global camp for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders features rising stars from the continent.
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Feb 13, 2024
Africa’s green energy potential lures crypto miners 🟢⚡₿
Ethiopia, Africa’s most affordable electricity provider, retools its green energy resources for crypto mining, with an initial offering to Chinese investors. Where's next?
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Feb 12, 2024
AFCON 2023: Major wins from the most exciting Cup of Nations in history 🏆🇨🇮
As the dust clears post-AFCON 2023, a number of teams will be celebrating significant - and in many cases, unexpected - victories. One thing commentators are unanimous about: the African Cup of Nations hosted by Cote d'Ivoire was the best ever.
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Feb 12, 2024
Ethiopia’s first stock exchange on horizon as it begins licensing investment banks 🇪🇹
Outside investors have long eyed opportunities in Ethiopia — Africa's second-most populous country — especially within its financial sector. In Africa, lenders in Kenya, South Africa and Egypt are front runners.
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Feb 10, 2024
The Moroccan referee who has overcome cultural barriers and gender stereotypes to make history at AFCON 2023 ⚽ 🌍
While there has been an increase in the number of female referees at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), only Moroccan Bouchra Karboubi has so far taken to the pitch as a centre referee.
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Feb 9, 2024
Trucking innovation highlights Africa's cold storage problem and opportunities
An emerging technology that addresses cooling solutions for vehicles has debuted in South Africa, highlighting the skyrocketing continental demand for cold storage services. Experts say cold storage could transform Africa's food supply.
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Feb 8, 2024
Women-led ventures sparkle in a tough funding year
Investment in African women-founded and led startups remains a bright spot in a global ecosystem drained of funding.
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Feb 7, 2024
Zambia hits a copper jackpot from an AI-powered exploration 🇿🇲
A landmark discovery of potentially the largest and most pure copper deposits in northern Zambia is a shot in the arm for an ailing copper mining industry in the country. The discovery marks the first major success of applying AI in mineral exploration.
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Feb 7, 2024
South Africa's $26.3 million new mining fund sets stage for exploration boom 🇿🇦
South Africa has introduced a groundbreaking mineral exploration fund, aiming to bolster participation from junior mining companies. This move aligns with a trend across Africa, where nations are enacting sector reforms to capitalize on the increasing global demand for minerals.
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Feb 7, 2024
Canal+ bid for Multichoice comes as Netflix cedes African lead to Multichoice-owned streamer Showmax
French media giant Canal+ is on the acquisition trail in Africa, targeting local industry leader MultiChoice. The South African heavyweight itself plans to invest US$89 million in its streaming flagship, Showmax, to stay ahead of Netflix in Africa in what is shaping up as the mother of all battles for African viewers.
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Feb 6, 2024
‘Made in Africa’ gets a boost as cross-border trade gathers pace
South Africa's president recently amplified the call for "Made in Africa" at an event to promote intercontinental free trade. But he's not the only one doing so. All over the continent, "Made in Africa" is becoming a rallying call.
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Feb 6, 2024
bird TenX: Africa's 10 busiest airports based on total passenger traffic
Air travel in Africa is projected to surpass pre-pandemic levels for the first time in 2024. From Cairo, with the second-oldest airport in Africa, to Johannesburg, host to the only airport in Africa with direct flights to six continents, here is a list of Africa's busiest airports, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).
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