After Obama comes the big challenge for Africa’s entrepreneurs

Antonio Malfense Fierro, University of Hull Though the tour of East Africa by the US president, Barack Obama, has wound up, the chatter about opportunities for foreign investment in the region continues unabated. Following Obama’s speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, a series of investments has been announced to help entrepreneurs across Kenya. …

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Africa’s knowledge economy isn’t simply about data

By Kaz Janowski The term denigrates the knowledge underlying human activity and confuses it with the products of that knowledge. SciDev.Net’s online debates generate high-energy bursts of communication and are as intellectually stimulating and informative as they are fun to participate in. Last month’s debate on Africa’s knowledge economy was no exception. At our London …

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Africa News Headlines for 18 March 2015

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Invests $10M In E.Africa’s Low Cost Private Schools Firm Source: AFK Insider South African townships’ addictive drug cocktail Source: BBC News Gabon at the Crossroad? Source: PressTV South Africa’s President Zuma Stonewalls Source: Africa in Transition AFRICOM hosting African Military Law Forum Source: United States Africa Command US No Longer Buys Nigerian …

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Africa News Headlines for 1 March 2015

Ethiopia won’t seek ‘foreign consent’ for Nile dam: Minister Source: Newstime Africa Orange, Mozilla bring affordable smartphone bundle to Africa Source: Total Telecom South Sudan to be linked by internet cable with Kenya Source: Star Africa President Museveni announces new Cabinet Source: New Vision #BringBackOurGirls one year anniversary Source: Swazi Observer How mining can close …

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Africa News Headlines for 9 February 2015

Why Were Nigeria’s Presidential Elections Postponed? Source: Africa in Transition Homosexuals in Tanzania excluded from HIV prevention efforts Source: Medical Xpress Time to decriminalise prostitution Source: Cape Times/IOL Electricity: Africa’s Newest Cash Cow Source: Ventures Africa Rwanda in biggest solar park venture Source: East African Business Week France: Nigeria is Investors’ Unavoidable Destination Source: This …

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