opportunities in Africa

MEST-2016

Ghana: a program recruiting entrepreneurs from all Africa

The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000. The latest MEST programme will begin in Accra in August, and will be the most pan-African yet after it […]

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African hopes: Lagos, Nigeria, Bilikiss Adebiyi and her WeCyclers

Bilikiss Adebiyi is an inspiring Nigerian social entrepreneur and founder of  WeCyclers. Her company offers waste collection and recycling services to the Lagos informal settlements, where an estimated 66% of Lagosians live. As a part of the process, residents are offered an incentive for collecting their household waste which is picked up for free by Wecyclers using […]

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African hopes: Accra, how making charcoal from human Waste can resolve two major problems

Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa’s biggest problems. Many of Africa’s big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is most often dumped into the sea. On the other hand, cooking fuels are also a major handicap for many Africans. Due […]

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African hopes: Ghana, Winnifred  Selby and her bambou bicycles

One of the main problems the poorest of Africa are facing is the question of mobility. Winnifred Selby, a young Ghanaian entrepreneur wanted to cope with the issue of transport with an intelligent, sustainable, ecological and economic solution.

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Those Africans who choose to stay

It is not unusual that among the migrants who risk their lives to cross the desert and the sea there are young graduates and highly skilled professionals. A real human wealth that leaves the continent. Some others decided to stay in Africa and build their future in the midst of their people.

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African youth invents the cities of tomorrow

Between huge chaotic cities and “silicon villages” the African youth is doing its best to build a better future, says the Franco-Togolese journalist Ayoko Mensah to the official website of the UNESCO.

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