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Mobiles made in Africa

Mint Electronics a subsidiary of the South African company Sekoko Holdings, which has recently taken a 75% share in CZ Electronics, is due to launch …

Africa: Innovation hubs galore

Innovation hubs are continuing to spring up across Africa. According to a study of the continent’s tech hubs by the World Bank, there are as …

The agriculture app revolution

Undoubtedly the biggest agriculture-themed app to come out of the continent is iCow from Kenya, which enables farmers to get access to crucial information about …

Africa: Innovations in healthcare

Innovation in healthcare is another trend to watch out for in Africa. The continent is seeing innovation in terms of mobile health solutions in particular. …

Africa’s Ugly Sisters

There are two very different stories running in parallel in Africa today: one is about the exhilarating growth of most African countries; the second is …

Who is the investment big daddy in Africa?

These days, it seems that everyone wants to invest in Africa. According to the most recent figures on foreign direct investment (FDI) from UNCTAD, which …

Why are mining companies losing money?

Africa represents what is probably the biggest continental mining resource in the world. Even on the basis of known reserves it has about 30% of …