Africa is synonymous around the world as a continent that is struggling with poverty, security concerns, and health emergencies (whether diseases like malaria and ebola, or droughts). Even before the Live Aid fundraising event for drought ridden Ethiopia in the 1980's there were many events, and charities asking for people to donate money for causes … Continue reading Did You Know Investment is better for Africa then Charity?
Probably the most exciting time of the year with regards to African innovation is when the Innovation Prize for Africa announces its nominees. Then 10 nominees are always inspiring ideas that have the potential to create great change on the African continent. In previous years we have seen innovations like The Tryctor, offers many the … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewards diverse innovations in Africa?
Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?
Payments in Africa a complicated process. Most people in the continent still don't have a bank account and paying with card is a nerve wracking experience, with failure likely. Cash is king across much of the continent, but always carrying a wedge of notes around with you is not ideal. M-pesa and other mobile money … Continue reading Do You Know how to spend money in Africa?
With the recent oil crisis in Angola, other business opportunities are getting more attention. AFKInsider recently spoke to Zandre Campos, CEO of Angola Capital Investments about the future of Angola's economy: "Oil going down means all the other opportunities are going up. Oil is important but it doesn’t mean that it’s everything. Angola has around … Continue reading Did you know it has become a lot easier to invest in Angola?