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  • African Entrepreneur Fred Swaniker Talks About The Air And Water In Silicon Valley

    Fred Swaniker By Dana Sanchez, 4:08 pm

    It’s harder to get into Fred Swaniker’s African Leadership Academy just outside Johannesburg than it is to get into Wharton or Stanford or Harvard. A lucky 100 students each year are selected because of the potential impact they can have on the continent. Many of them at age of 16 or 17 started companies, invented products, or led political movements in their countries. Swaniker plugs them into a powerful network of venture capitalists.

  • ‘Bag It, Weigh It and Ship It’: Gambian Entrepreneur Builds Business In Food Processing

    By Kevin Mwanza, 8:55 am

    Taal moved back to Gambia in 2011 to try and seal a gap he had seen as a university student in the Africa’s Agriculture sector where most of the produce from the continent was exported in its raw form to be processed in foreign countries. Coming from Gambia, a nations that is big on producing groundnuts, the 27-year-old entrepreneur quickly set up a groundnut processing firm

  • 2017 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana And Nigeria Victorious

    Nigeria's Odion Ighalo By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:00 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign began this past weekend with the first set of matches to decide the teams which will descend on Gabon at the beginning of 2017 to determine Africa’s best national team. AFKSports rounds up the results from the first matchday of AFCON qualifying action.

  • SA Coach Mashaba: Gambia Have Nothing To Lose

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:26 am

    South Africa’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign begins on Saturday night as they take on Gambia at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is dealing with a squad that has been severely depleted through injury ahead of their encounter with the Scorpions, and these setbacks have prompted the […]

  • Top 15 Economies In Africa For Intellectual Property Protection

    Remote nomadic Himba tribe member, Namibia. Photo: Education Images/UIG/Getty By Dana Sanchez, 12:58 pm AFKI Original

    On a continent where tech innovation is exploding, intellectual property protection is mostly undeveloped, ineffective and unenforced. African inventors often work in secret, sacrificing peer feedback for fear their ideas will be stolen. The World Economic Forum asked survey respondents, “In your country, how strong is the protection of intellectual property, including anti-counterfeiting measures?” Here are the results: the top 15 countries in Africa for intellectual property protection.

  • Khune Returns To Bafana Squad For Gambia AFCON Qualifier

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:36 am AFKI Original

    South Africa national team coach Shakes Mashaba has selected his Bafana squad ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia next weekend. The tactician named a full strength squad for the Gambia encounter on Saturday June 13 in Durban, before a friendly against Angola a few days later in Cape Town.

  • How To Meet A Lion And Improve Your Chances Of Escaping With Your Life

    By Julia Austin, 3:55 pm AFKI Original

    Safaris come with warnings, but what if you get lost from the group? Whatever you do, don’t run. Running ignites the lion’s predatory instincts. It may be the very thing human evolution has been preparing you to do for just this moment but the lion will probably attack. Usain Bolt, the fastest human alive, can run 27.79 miles an hour. A lion can run 50. Here’s how to meet a lion and improve your chances of escaping with your life.

  • 17 More African Countries Ranked For Marijuana Tolerance: Part 2

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:04 pm AFKI Original

    Marijuana is illegal in Equatorial Guinea, but an important part of the economy. People smoke it everywhere and the police don’t seem to care. Before, it was used only in traditional ceremonies, but now marijuana is part of the culture in this West African country — the only one on the continent where Spanish is the official language. Marijuana is known as “The Sacred Weed” in Equatorial Guinea. This is the second in a three-part AFKInsider series. Check out 17 more countries in Africa ranked for marijuana tolerance.

  • Africa Gamble: Rising Sports Betting Piggybacks On Mobile Revolution

    By Kevin Mwanza, 7:51 am AFKI Original

    The use of mobile phone across Africa has helped the region leapfrog the fixed telephone era that most of the developed world went through in the 80’s and early 90’s. It has also fast tracked technological adoptions and financial access for many Africans. With internet penetration and the use of mobile money growing other services, such as sports betting, have piggybacked on these to reach a mass market

  • 17 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa

    By Mark Rausch, 5:30 pm AFKI Original

    Linguists are in awe of Igbo, a tonal language spoken by more than 24 million people in Southeast Nigeria. While there are more than 20 dialects, Central Igbo is the most prevalent. Igbo features words that sound the same, but a slight change in tone will alter the entire meaning. The linguistic map of any African country shows a multiple languages. Here are 17 of the most commonly spoken languages in Africa.

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