Cameroon: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 4:43 pm
Africa has the world’s largest population of motorcycle taxis. This patent protection secures the company coverage of an area representing more than half the continent’s population. Mototaxi operators are messengers, deliverers, and personal assistants. More than automobile taxis, this is a strategic segment that needs to be captured to become a global leader in local transport and commerce, said Paul Giles, CEO and founder of World Moto. His is one of the only public companies actively pursuing this industry, Giles said.
Dana Sanchez, 1:16 pm
Some question whether Central African Republic’s new president can deal with the armed bands that roam the country, attacking civilians and exploiting gold production. Can he restore the wrecked economy of a mostly rural country where administration has vanished in entire regions? Attending the swearing-in ceremony was engineer Igor Ali, 29. This is a “great event which will allow us to finally bury the past,” he said. Also attending was Nadege, a shopkeeper who lives in a Bangui camp for displaced people with her six children. “I want Touadera to disarm the militia. We have suffered too much,” she said.
Dana Sanchez, 3:07 pm
An estimated 90% of Africa’s mineral resources haven’t been discovered. Vast gold and diamond deposits lie waiting in remote, hidden, African locations. Enter the airship — lightweight, non polluting, low on manpower and capable of hauling huge loads. Its refurbished technology was presented as a vital asset for mining companies at the recent Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Using the slogan “No roads, No problem,” promoters emphasized airships as a revolutionary new air logistics service that leapfrogs conventional project construction methods.
Julia Austin, 5:02 pm AFKI Original
Moringa only recently hit the major food markets in Africa, but its impressive nutritional profile developed a reputation fast. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground up into a powder that can be added to your smoothies, shakes, or milk in your cereal. It has more protein than yogurt and more iron than spinach. Over 20 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition, many living on land that grows some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Here are 8 African superfoods you should be eating.
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original
The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 12:36 pm
Kenyan textile entrepreneur Timothy Murithi increased production capacity at his silkworm company to 200,000 silkworms with the help of seed money and mentoring from investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu. He trained 10 staff members to rear silkworms and plant mulberry trees, and now has an office furnished with equipment needed to operate a business. More than 45,000 entrepreneurs from 54 African countries applied, but just 1,000 were chosen to receive funding in Round 2 of Elumelu’s program. They’re vying for money and mentoring by one of Africa’s visionary entrepreneurs.
Joe Kennedy, 9:28 am
Have you ever heard of the Bamileke people? We didn’t think so. Residing in southern Cameroon for hundreds of years, the Bamileke people have developed some of the richest traditions in Africa. Travelers generally don’t get to interact with them like they do with the Maasai, with the exception of the lucky few that have had a chance to travel extensively throughout the country. From their far away origins, to their old warrior societies, to their colorful costumes, here are 10 things you didn’t know about the Bamileke people.
Dana Sanchez, 12:03 am
Even as Africa’s biggest economy struggles with lower oil prices, foreign-exchange controls and scarce dollars, MoneyGram expects accelerated growth in Nigeria. Remittance is the No. 2 source of foreign exchange in Nigeria after oil. Nigeria accounts for around two thirds of total remittance inflow to Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank. Nigerians can receive money from friends and family in 129 countries directly into their bank accounts.
Dana Sanchez, 10:09 am
The order against unofficial U.S. military travel is effective until June 30. Official travel to the five West African countries will continue. Sunday’s Islamist attack is a heavy blow for Ivory Coast, which has become one of the world’s top performing economies. The largest economy in French-speaking West Africa, Ivory Coast is also the world’s top cocoa producer. The country has been working to revive a once lucrative international tourism industry devastated by civil war.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:17 am AFKI Original
Tech startups are all the rage these days, and Africa is not missing the boat in this regard, providing the tech sector with an abundance of great businesses geared at taking on challenges and finding innovative solutions to help people overcome these challenges. We decided to take a closer look at 8 things you probably didn’t know about funding for African tech startups.
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