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McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
Tanzania bans unprocessed food crop exports
Tanzania has banned the export of foodgrain following concerns over an increase in food smuggling to neighbouring countries. At...
The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Chris Kwekowe (22), founder of Slatecube which offers a job-relevant skills learning platform and job placement services, impressed the judges. Slatecube has had... Read more
Last week, June 8, VC4Africa contributed to an Expert Forum on SME Finance in Kenya. Around 100 experts in African SME finance converged at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi. “How do we reach the missing middle and bridge the gap between start up support and full-fledged equity participation?”... Read more
Tanzania has recorded robust economic growth over the last decade and GDP is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 7% from 2014 to 2019. The country is experiencing progress in the private sector as local businesses increasingly take advantage of the young and growing population of... Read more
Boda-bodas (or motorbike taxis) are a part of everyday life for many Africans. And in Uganda’s capital Kampala it is no different, with some estimates indicating well over 100,000 boda-bodas are operating in the city. However, they come with huge risks. According to a 2010 study by Mulago Hospital,... Read more
Four African solar startups will tomorrow go head-to-head for a total of US$5 million in funding from Access Infra Africa at the Africa Energy Forum 2015 in Dubai. Disrupt Africa reported in April Access Infra Africa, which develops, owns and operates power assets in Africa, had launched the Access... Read more