How Flutterwave is helping small African Businesses Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Advertisements US-Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave has created an e-commerce platform to help African companies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Flutterwave is the latest start-up to see opportunities in the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus. Flutterwave CEO Olugbenga Agboola witnessed how the temporary lockdowns across the continent were disrupting businesses it worked with. He […]

PAJC and Mastercard Foundation Enabling Ethiopia Project

Advertisements The Jobs Creation Commission, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has launched a 5-year project to support job creation in Ethiopia. The project, Enabling Ethiopia,  will create jobs through driving innovation, policy reform, inclusiveness, and advocacy. The Mastercard Foundation has committed  USD 11.8 million to the project. The Enabling Ethiopia project will implement key components of the […]

Africa-wide trade deal to Proceed despite Coronavirus Threat

Advertisements According to top official, the Africa-wide free-trade agreement is unlikely to face any further delays even if a second wave of coronavirus infections hits the region. In an interview at the Bloomberg Invest Global virtual conference on Tuesday, Wamkele Mene said: “If the pandemic continues into 2021, we will develop the necessary public-health protocols […]

Business Ideas for travel lovers

Advertisements Starting a business does not mean you have to stay in one place. You can explore the world while being your own boss. Most businesses in the digital age do not require a brick-and-mortar shop. Also, some businesses will take you to your dream destinations.  Traveling and owning a business is not for the […]

Rwanda: MPs Vote to Give President More Powers

Advertisements As Rwanda seeks to improve efficiency and minimise waste, lawmakers have endorsed plans to give more powers to the president. This will enable him to create and disband public institutions and state-owned companies. Currently, Rwanda’s parliament determines establishment and dissolution of public institutions. However, Article 4 of a draft law, establishing provisions governing public […]

Malawi votes in presidential election rerun

Advertisements Today, polls opened in Malawi in a hotly contested presidential vote. This is the second election in just over a year, after incumbent Peter Mutharika’s re-election was annulled over rigging. Polling stations opened at 6am (04:00 GMT) and will last for 12 hours. Some 6.6 million people are registered to vote. The election is […]