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Tony Elumelu Foundation set to host 1000 entrepreneurs in Lagos

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), a pioneer member of the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS), will host a forum for the 1000 entrepreneurs selected in the third edition of its…

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NESG partners LAN, VC4Africa to hold pitches for entrepreneurs

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), a platform for public-private sector cooperation on Nigeria‘s economic development, has announced its partnership with Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa)…

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How this Entrepreneur Was Rejected by Banks When Seeking Funding for YYTZ Agro

When Fahad Awadh started YYTZ Agro in 2014, all he had was a vision to disrupt the cashew export industry in Tanzania. He spent a lot of time researching this…

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Asoko Insight listed on World Bank accelerator programme

Asoko Insight (“Asoko”), Africa’s largest company information repository, has announced its selection to the World Bank’s XL Africa acceleration programme. Launched in April 2017, XL Africa received more than 900 applications from across…

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Everything in Africa is an Opportunity — Strive Masiyiwa

Telecoms entrepreneur and Kwesé TV founder, Strive Masiyiwa is passionate about Africa’s young entrepreneurs succeeding. He has been travelling to different countries on the continent to hold the African Town Hall…

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Why innovation is key to solving problems, harnessing opportunities in Nigeria

The role innovation plays in any country’s pursuit for socio-economic turnaround was central to the various discussions at the Nigeria Innovation Summit held recently at the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos,…

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Price Wars, Consumers and the Retail Market in Nigeria

“Nowadays people know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” -Oscar Wilde The past few weeks have been quite interesting on the Nigerian Retail Market, as the ongoing…

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Abdigani Diriye: A one-time asylum seeker from Somalia becomes Global Innovator

On many occasions, Somalia has been described as a failed state due to incessant war, poverty and terrorism which have ravaged the country, for years. However, a Somali-born icon, Abdigani Diriye,…

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Alpha 1 Rides Set To Disrupt Ride Hailing Business In Nigeria

Nigeria’s ride hailing sector is about to witness a major disruption with the entrance of Alpha1 Rides: a technology services platform supporting the transportation and logistics business in Nigeria. The…

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From Sewage to Fuel: in Kenya, NAWASSCO makes profits from Human Waste

In Kenya, Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO) is helping solve one of Africa’s challenges. NAWASSCO processes human waste to briquettes which locals in Nakuru, an agriculturally-rich county about…

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