As Mara Group launches its smartphone factory in Kigali, how much will a regional play be critical to its success?
And so to Kigali. On Thursday, August 15, more than 80 people from 30 African countries gathered in the sleepy and well-manicured Rwandan capital to discuss how to create a framework to ensure the success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Industry leaders in the technology and creative ecosystems were in attendance on […]
Save Eritrea, the entire continent is now on board the AfCFTA ship and eager to see how this free trade area, now the largest in the world, will spur growth on the continent, especially for industries like manufacturing.
The world is getting increasingly insular. Borders are getting shut and walls are being proposed. Migrant children are being locked in cages, denied such luxury as soaps and beds. Our former colonial overlords, the Brits as they’re affectionately known, are also at it again. Since 2016, they’ve contorted themselves into several unseemly shapes as they […]
Nigeria’s leading technology innovation center, Co-Creation Hub, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee. As part of the acquisition, CcHUB will now make key hires in innovation consulting, people management, programme management and community support, as it looks to strengthen its pan-African network to accelerate the growth of technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa. […]
Kobo360 is launching in Kenya at a time when the country is gradually becoming a hotbed for freight logistics startups. It faces competition from Lori Systems and Sendy Logistics.
The Africa Technology and Creative Group’s (ATCG) two-day meet-up in Kigali ended Friday with recommendations on the governance structure, definitive guide on the goals and objectives of the group in relation to the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The ATCG is a coalition of technology and creative professionals who are devoted […]
Investors are betting on Kobo360’s ability to meet a rise in demand in cargo deliveries on the back of the newly-minted Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). But the startup’s ambitions will partly depend on the proper and effective implementation of the AfCFTA.
The AfCFTA faces many hurdles on its road to success and a crucial one is the rule governing rules of origin: an important but complicated topic that has implications for manufacturing businesses.
When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari finally signed his country into the newly-minted African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), it brought Africa’s biggest economy to the table and showed once and for all that the continent is ready for business. The ramifications of Nigeria’s assent to the agreement cannot be overstated and it was no surprise […]