Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019

Google made a couple of exciting announcements for its customers and partners in Nigerian and Africa during the 3rd edition of the annual Google for Nigeria event that took place on Wednesday, July 24 2019 in Lagos. Google launched new apps, added new features to existing offerings, and made other key announcements. In case youContinue reading “Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019”

21 Kenyan podcasts you should be listening to

Podcasts have certainly become very popular the last two years. Two years ago, in 2017, they might have been only ten or so active Kenyan podcasts. The number has grown steadily and one would be spoiled for choice on the decision of which podcast to subscribe to. Here is a list of fairly recent KenyanContinue reading “21 Kenyan podcasts you should be listening to”

This Could Be the True Pride of Africa: South African’s New Business Class on the A330

outh African Airways has gotten a fair amount of attention here at TPG. Through our involvement in PeaceJam, we’ve attended the annual PeaceJam conferences in both South Africa and Ghana, among others. A few years ago, TPG flew SAA’s A340-600 on its daily nonstop flight between New York-JFK and Johannesburg in order to get to the conference in CapeContinue reading “This Could Be the True Pride of Africa: South African’s New Business Class on the A330”

Oil Execs Explore Solutions to Africa’s Security Threats

A recent Bloomberg article about a resurgence of oil theft in Nigeria serves as a reminder that doing business in Africa – like other regions – presents unique security challenges. Although fuel theft and vandalism are recurring security problems for the oil and gas industry in Africa, ongoing threats also extend to acts such as kidnap andContinue reading “Oil Execs Explore Solutions to Africa’s Security Threats”

The 77 Percent —Digitalization in Africa

From mobile money transactions to start-ups digitalization is making an impact in Africa. The Africa Union plans to have all people, governments and businesses connected by 2030. But how realistic is this when the World Bank says only 24% of the people are using the internet? Continue reading …

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one districtContinue reading “Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system”

2019 Africa Energy Forum

The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. It brings together decision-makers in Africa’s energy sector to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward.  As a nonprofit research institution, RTI leads the efforts in energy market transformation by creating lasting change in market behavior.Continue reading “2019 Africa Energy Forum”

Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali

Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation — a co-working space and investment fund based in Stockholm — opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support ventures across the region. Norrsken’s Kigali center is located on the former École Belge campusand will begin with seedContinue reading “Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali”

RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA

Revolutionising the delivery of medicines to remote areas using drones – the pilot project Deliver Future proves that it’s not science fiction. Three experts in their respective fields are making it happen: DHL, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) andContinue reading “RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA”