opportunities in Africa

MIGRAVENTURE: New call for business ideas now open!

Credits: IOM   After the encouraging results of the first pilot edition 2016-2017, the Migraventure Program, thanks to a consolidated partnership between IOM, Etimos Foundation and the renewed commitment of the Italian Cooperation, offers this opportunity to new business ideas that intend to combine economic sustainability with a positive social and environmental impact within African […]

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Ivorian and African artists to engage in the fight against illegal youth migration

Credits: Abidjan.net by Marc Atigan   Ivorian and African artists were called on Saturday to engage in the fight against illegal migration of young people. During a press briefing on the sidelines of the Abidjan-Anoumabo Urban Music Festival (FEMUA) in Abidjan, its Commissioner General Salif Traoré mentioned the need for every artist on the continent […]

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Coumba Gawlo Seck calls young people to believe in Africa

Credits: APS   The singer and songwriter Coumba Gawlo Seck has solemnly called  young Africans to stay in their countries to work and earn their living.   “Young people must stay and live in Africa. It is necessary to belive and say out loud that our country is the best,” said the Senegalese singer, APS’s […]

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In Niger, agricultural training as an alternative to school

Credits: Marie Maurel   Their faces are white with the dust of Harmattan. They are serious and taciturn. Youssoufa Yaou and Samaïla Djimraou, respectively 15 and 16 years old, are sons of farmers like 80% of Nigeriens. They have just completed their training at the Integrated Agricultural Training Site (SIFA) in Lokoko in the Dosso […]

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Gambia: Former migrants travel across the country by bus to fight irregular migration

Credits: RFI/Claire Bargeles   In The Gambia, a group of former migrants repatriated from Libya last year decided to take action against the mass departure of young people from the country. They set up an association to share their experiences and discourage candidates from the routes of irregular migration to Italy.   And to reach young […]

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Tony Elumelu To Empower 3000 African Entrepreneurs

Credits: Capital Campus   Nigerian Businessman, Mogul Tony Elumelu created a self-titled foundation with an aim to empower Africa’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. Speaking about what lead to the creation of the foundation, Elumelu is quoted saying, ” As an entrepreneur myself, I understand what it feels like to yearn for a lifeline, to hope […]

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Returnees: “Today, I have a clearer vision of the future”

Koné Amara 28 years old, Ivory Coast “Today, I have a clearer vision of the future”   Koné Amara, a 28-year-old Ivorian from Aboisso, came to Tunisia in November 2016 to try to reach Europe.   “A friend of mine in Ivory Coast put me in touch with an Ivorian based in Tunis. She told […]

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CinemArena: The Italian initiative on the risks of irregular migration

Credits: Le Quotidien   The Italian Cooperation Agency, in partnership with the Directorate of cinematography, has begun to travel around Senegal to raise awareness on the risks of irregular migration among potential migrants. Throughout a 45-day campaign called CinémArena, they will use movies to help young people collecting all information on the dangers and the […]

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Youth employment: The launch of a project worth 13 billion CFA

Credits: Maliweb   The Radisson Blue Hotel in Bamako has witnessed on Wednesday 20th September the launch of the project “Youth employment creates new opportunities in Mali”. This projects will receive funds for more than 13 billion over a period of four years and it supported by a consortium made up by SNV, ICCO, WASTE (all […]

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AFRICAN HOPES: Chalkboard, the e-learning app that works without internet

Crédits : Adrien Bouillot / LeMonde They created an e-learning app in Africa. Until now, there is nothing new. They created an e-learning app in Africa that works without Internet connection and not necessarily to be used on a smartphone: Much more interesting! On a continent where the price of Internet connection is exorbitant in […]

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AFRICAN HOPES: the “success story” of moringa

Helping farmers to earn money from the moringa culture and transformation is the ambition of Kwami Williams, a young Ghanaian graduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “My life experiences are all related to a specific passion: designing and developing entrepreneurial solutions addressing challenges faced by marginalized and poor African people” said the 26-year-old, […]

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AFRICAN HOPES: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS: WEAVING AND COMPETENCIES

Elisabeth Delma, a pastor’s wife, wanted to propose to the women who asked for help an alternative to  money donations. As a trained weaver, she created in Ouagadougou, 40 years ago, a center for designing traditional Burkina Faso cloths, the Faso Danfani. Today, 63 years old, Elisabeth Delma trained no less than 200 women in […]

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Innovative Africa: Community active

Woelab in Lome, Togo. Wecycle, in Lagos, Nigeria. RLabs in Cape Town, South Africa. Three initiatives of three african young people, who chhosed to stay and resolve the problems of their society. Source: Aljazzera doc: Innovative Africa

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Africa, new technologies and creativity

an Italian journalist, tells us of an African continent that, despite the difficulties, is looking for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the third millennium.

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Reintegration Projects for West African Migrants

 Photo: IOM Niger – IOM Niger is launching 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – with support from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism […]

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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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