Seychelles: Latest News
Julia Austin, 7:00 am AFKI Original
Facebook has gone the distance to promote itself in Africa. How far? To infinity and beyond. Well, maybe that’s overstating it, but it works through satellites in space beaming the Internet down on sub-Sahara. To combat the issue of expensive data on mobile phones in Africa, Facebook is offering Internet.org, a system that gives mobile Facebook users free airtime, specifically while on the social media site. Here’s how badly Facebook wants to be in Africa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:40 am AFKI Original
Africa is a continent that is filled with potential, with the population of the continent continuing to grow as an increasingly younger demographic begins to take shape, in contrast to many other parts of the world, where ageing populations are the order of the day. Here are 10 interesting facts about Africa’s future workforce and the continent’s ability to adapt to the changing landscape that the future holds.
Julia Austin, 2:03 am AFKI Original
You may have read about a lot of tech companies building things like mobile pharmacy apps and virtual classrooms, but do you ever wonder where they get the capital? There is a good chance they went to one of these investors, who are putting a lot of money into the technology landscape in Africa.
Julia Austin, 4:31 am AFKI Original
Agro-Hub is a crowd-sourced information app based out of Cameroon. Through the app, farmers can learn everything from food storage tips to how to optimize their sales on social media. According to the company’s website Agro-hub.com, their main objective is to, “Combat poverty among rural farmers in Cameroon by improving farmers’ household incomes through agricultural market development.”
Julia Austin, 9:22 am AFKI Original
Economic analysts say that if African countries spend $1 billion a year on malaria prevention and treatment, they could see a GDP rise of anywhere from $3 billion to $12 billion per year. Malaria has devastating social and economic effects, and whoever finds a way to rid the world of the disease will be a hero. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the fight against malaria in Africa.
Julia Austin, 8:03 am AFKI Original
You may need to work up your stamina to eat at one of Nairobi’s top restaurants, The Carnivore. Every type of meat imaginable is served there — from skewered kidneys to crocodile. You can order a la carte for around $40 or choose a set menu, which can cost up to $100. Here’s a look at what you’ll pay for fine dining in some of Africa’s most expensive cities.
Julia Austin, 10:04 am AFKI Original
Transportation of product is one of the top logistical issues facing the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Many pharmaceutical companies will open branches in African cities, and eventually rural areas, say analysts at logistics company DHL. Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa for growth opportunities. Here are some trends to look out for in the African pharmaceutical industry.
Nana Luckham, 8:00 pm
There is nothing quite like a Seychelles honeymoon. The islands’ outstanding natural beauty makes it the perfect place to celebrate the start of married life. If barefoot luxury is your thing you’re in luck; the Seychelles is the perfect place to be shipwrecked in style. Here are some of the most romantic experiences the islands have to offer.
Dana Sanchez, 9:07 am AFKI Original
Many Africans do business in the informal economy, free from some of the regulations, taxes and protections governing the formal economy. How easy is it for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with regulations? Here are 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where it’s easiest to do business in the formal economy. Nigeria and Angola are not on this list.
Julia Austin, 8:42 am AFKI Original
Events and festivals dedicated to African fashion are popping up all over the world and they’re well attended. All Things Ankara Fashion Week showcases Ankara print fashion and integrates it in international markets. Ankara is African wax print featuring vibrant patterns, a staple of African traditional clothing. The event has over 23,000 followers on Instagram. Here are 12 African fashion events that attract big business.
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