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Ghana’s bamboo bicycle revolution

28 October 2016Bernice Dapaah is the chief executive of the Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative (GBBI), a project that farms bamboo plantations in her hometown...

Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs

Over a million rand is up for grabs to winners of the Anzisha Prize. Weeklong training in Johannesburg is planned for the 12 young African entrepreneurs, who range in age from 18 to 22, shortlisted for the prize before the awards ceremony. Training includes entrepreneurial leadership, mentorship and a significant transfer of skills.

Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

Johannesburg has long been known as the City of Gold. It is the top place that African millionaires call their home.

South African trade mission to build links with Ghana and Nigeria

South African trade mission to build links with Ghana and Nigeria

A South African trade and industry delegation will visit Ghana and Nigeria during August, seeking to create investment opportunities and build more confident economic relations between the three countries, based on growing bilateral trade over the past five years.

Africa Progress Report speaks of continent’s green energy leaders

African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.

Pint-sized Zuriel Oduwole sets her cap for success

From making documentaries about Africa to touring the world and interviewing global leaders, encouraging education for girls and starting on writing a book, Zuriel Oduwole has done a lot. But here's the catch – she is only 12 years old.

Brand South Africa to showcase South Africa’s competitiveness by hosting international journalists

Johannesburg, 17 March 2015 - Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa's competitive advantages in a variety of areas.

The day Hector Pieterson died

Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Côte d’Ivoire vs Ghana: Football, economics and a rising Africa

Cote d'Ivoire's unexpected and historic win over Ghana in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final correlates, in a non-linear way, with the two countries' rising and falling economic fortunes in the "Africa rising" narrative of the past 15 years.

Bafana has everything to play for

Bafana has everything to play for

Bafana Bafana must win their final group stages match against Ghana on Tuesday night if they are to continue at the CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations, currently under way in Equatorial Guinea. "We can make it," insists Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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