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Tiny Mauritius now rated a high-income country by the World Bank

Tiny Mauritius now rated a high-income country by the World Bank | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
The island nation of Mauritius is now a high-income country according to the joining Seychelles as the only other country in Africa on that list.
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Africa's coronavirus lockdowns may trigger a turning point in online shopping

Africa's coronavirus lockdowns may trigger a turning point in online shopping | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
E-commerce in Africa has lagged behind the rest of the world. But this could change thanks to new innovations prompted by coronavirus lockdowns.
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Cape Town named among most innovative cities in wake of global pandemic

Cape Town named among most innovative cities in wake of global pandemic | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Cape Town was named the most innovative city in Africa in the wake of the global crisi
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Coronavirus - Africa: Science, technology and innovation key to Africa’s recovery, says Songwe

Download logoScience, technology and innovation will be at the heart of Africa’s recovery from the devastating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the continent’s ability to create sustainable jobs, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, said Monday. In remarks at the beginning of a five-day virtual COVID-19 Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020, Ms. Songwe said Africa needs innovations to drive homegrown solutions out of the COVID-19
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Across Africa, the coronavirus pandemic reveals both inequality and innovation

Lockdowns across Africa have aggravated existing inequalities, but a digital transformation is picking up steam to help fight the effects of the pandemic.
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Mastercard: “In Africa, our biggest competitor is cash”

Mastercard: “In Africa, our biggest competitor is cash” | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
During the last five years, Mastercard has tripled the number of employees in Africa Mastercard wants to focus on the digital transactions of micro merchants in Africa; by helping them track their…
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With Covid-19, the African Union can reclaim some of its power

AU actions show its increasing ability to speak with one voice and act in a coordinated fashion.
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Unlocking Opportunities in AfCFTA

To Oramah, Africa must leverage the opportunities that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) provides to facilitate trade and economic growth in the region. He said: “The pandemic has taught us that there comes a time when every group of people fends for themselves and there comes a time when you must be independent. …
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Jack Ma Foundation on how COVID-19 is driving innovation in Africa

Jack Ma Foundation on how COVID-19 is driving innovation in Africa | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were announced on the continent, The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first responders in providing PPE aid support to all African countries. Jean Pau a Senior Advisor for International Programs at Jack Ma Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa's Armold Kwizera on the philanthropic decisions of the foundation.
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African solutions to the coronavirus crisis

African solutions to the coronavirus crisis | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
African firms tell the BBC how they are solving problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Africa's e-commerce boosted by coronavirus lockdowns —

The choice of shopping online will become increasingly adopted out of necessity and safety in a country where e-commerce has long confronted skepticism.
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South Africa: The Overlaps Between The Digital And Creative Sectors - Innovation And Technology In The Creative Economy

South Africa: The Overlaps Between The Digital And Creative Sectors - Innovation And Technology In The Creative Economy | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Press Release - This research sought to examine the nexus between digital technologies, innovation, intellectual property, and diversity in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs). It is part of an international collaboration between the SA Cultural Observatory and researchers at the UK’s Coventry and Newcastle Universities.
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CATHY SMITH: Four key priorities for Africa’s tech firms in the time of Covid-19

Business leaders need to invest time and energy in imagining life and work post-pandemic
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Africa can build world-class brands

Africa can build world-class brands | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
For 10 years, Brand Africa has been working to mobilise Africans and the diaspora to proactively drive a brandled African agenda. Its founder and chairman Thebe Ikalafeng tells us how Africa can build more successful brands When you look at African brands today, would you say they are stronger than they were 10 years ago? …
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Africa Is More Resilient Than You Think by Landry Signé

Africa Is More Resilient Than You Think by Landry Signé | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
The short-term shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout will have a significant impact across Africa. But the continent has a newfound resilience and will come back stronger, especially if African governments seize the current opportunity for effective leadership.
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Covid-19 pandemic: Believe it or not, Africa is outperfoming the rest of the world

Covid-19 pandemic: Believe it or not, Africa is outperfoming the rest of the world | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Africa is the biggest economic and financial surprise in these perilous times.
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Google Helps African Startups to Grow and Thrive

Google Helps African Startups to Grow and Thrive | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Google’s New Startup Accelerator Programme Seeks to Help New Businesses in Africa
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COVID-19 pandemic to transform China-Africa relations | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 08.06.2020

COVID-19 pandemic to transform China-Africa relations | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 08.06.2020 | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
The coronavirus outbreak has revealed cracks in the China-Africa dynamic. Gone are the days of Chinese big loans and major borrowing. Beijing's relationship with its African partners is changing, experts say.
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Figures of the week: Coronavirus will push African businesses toward innovation and digitization

Figures of the week: Coronavirus will push African businesses toward innovation and digitization | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Last month, McKinsey released a report recommending policies that can help Africa create a COVID-19 recovery that features a more inclusive economy, more competitive industries, and more resilient services.
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Meet Carry1st: Mobile Games Publisher That Has Raised $4 Million To Catalyze Gaming In Africa

Story behind mobile games publisher Carry1st who have raised $4m to catalyze gaming across Africa.
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Africa's Top 100 Brands 2020

Africa's Top 100 Brands 2020 | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Brand Africa founder Thebe Ikalafeng examines the results of the 2020 survey of Africa's Top Brands and reflects on what they tell us
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Beyond the narratives of Africa's doom and gloom

Africa has recorded successes on many levels which are often ignored by global media — and we need to embrace and celebrate our unique contribution to the world.
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WHO showcases leading African innovations in COVID-19 response - World

English News and Press Release on World and 5 other countries about Health and Epidemic; published on 21 May 2020 by WHO
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Silicon Valley's Plug and Play to open a Sub-Saharan Africa office in Johannesburg

Silicon Valley's Plug and Play to open a Sub-Saharan Africa office in Johannesburg | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley headquartered corporate innovation platform, start-up business development accelerator and venture capital company, is gearing up to formally open its Sub-Saharan Africa office in Johannesburg later this year.
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Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators – but they're vulnerable

Cape Town's creative firms are business innovators – but they're vulnerable | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
There aren't a lot of studies on South Africa's cultural economy. A new one finds a cluster of creative firms in Cape Town with high levels of innovation.
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