Belgium: 4 young African entrepreneurs win the Awa 2022 Prize

Originating from Morocco, Mali, Rwanda and Burundi, the 4 winners of this first edition of the Awa Prize, organized by the Belgian development agency “Enabel”, were rewarded on Thursday, January 26 in Brussels, during a ceremony organized in the presence of Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Caroline Gennez, Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation and Urban […]

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Senegalese entrepreneur Birame Sock launches “Kwely” Marketplace with Made in Africa products

Through her startup “Kwely”, based in Senegal, the entrepreneur announced on Wednesday, December 14, the launch of the minimum viable product (MVP) version of her B2B online store for Made in Africa products targeting small and large businesses globally (api.kwely.com). The goal is to change the game, to provide African producers and manufacturers with a […]

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“Bilan Media”,Somalia’s only all-women media team,launched in Mogadiscio

Employing only women and run by women, “Bilan,” which means “bright and clear” in the Somali language, offers women a safe workspace and the power to choose what they report and how they cover it. Somalia’s first-ever women-staffed and -led media unit is made up of six women (five journalists and an editor) and is […]

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Chef Thiam creates joint-venture to boost fonio production

USAID/Prosper Africa has awarded a $1.98 million co-investment grant to Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam’s Yolélé and Simballa Sylla’s Mali Shi SA, which it says will boost Mali’s fonio exports and create 13,700 jobs. The ancient grain fonio has been grown as a subsistence crop in West Africa for over 5000 years. A new venture in […]

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