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From eco-friendly roofing and waste collection to AI-powered healthcare and farming, 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists revealed

    Four innovators from Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda have been selected from a shortlist of 16 to compete for the £50,000 Africa Prize in its tenth anniversary year · Their innovations address recycling in construction, AI tools for healthcare and farming, and reengineered waste collection · The three runners up will each receive £15,000, and a £5,000 prize – titled ‘One to Watch’ – will be awarded to […]

todayMay 14, 2024 15


West Africa’s falling fish stocks: illegal Chinese trawlers, climate change and artisanal fishing fleets to blame

    By Robert Paarlberg, Harvard University   Average fish catches by traditional fishing communities along the west African coast have declined significantly over the past three decades. Along the Gulf of Guinea, stretching from Côte d'Ivoire to Nigeria, fishers launch their wooden canoes from the beach to catch small pelagic fish, like sardines and anchovies, which they sell into local informal markets to make a living. They have done […]

todayApril 10, 2024 1


Cocoa beans are in short supply: what this means for farmers, businesses and chocolate lovers

    By Michael E Odijie, UCL   A shortage of cocoa beans has led to a near shutdown of processing plants in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, the two countries responsible for 60% of global production. With chocolate makers around the world reliant on west Africa for cocoa, there is significant concern about the impact on the prices of chocolate and the livelihood of farmers. Cocoa researcher Michael Odijie explains […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 7


African football won the 34th Afcon, with Côte d’Ivoire a close second

    By Chuka Onwumechili, Howard University   The 34th Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) came to an end in Côte d'Ivoire with millions of viewers around the world shouting at TV screens, and an astonishing performance by Côte d'Ivoire both on the field as champions and off it as hosts. The west African country beat Nigeria 2-1 in the final but the good news was bigger than the match. […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 5

Business / Economics

Investment in African women-founded and led startups remains a bright spot in a global ecosystem drained of funding.

      By Conrad Onyango, via bird story agency   Africa’s women-led startups retained their sparkle through 2023, against the backdrop of one of the darkest periods for global startup funding, raising US$200 million, 7% growth over the previous year, according to a report from Africa: The Big Deal. In 2022, these female-founded ventures had grown by 4%. The amount remains significantly lower than the US$ 2.7 billion raised […]

todayFebruary 9, 2024 2


Yango supports football fans and local talents during Africa’s biggest Football Festival

  Yango, an international tech company and one of the leading ride-hailing services in Africa, is not standing on the sidelines of this African football celebration ongoing in Côte d'Ivoire.   Football unites different nations and people. This championship is not only a celebration of football in Africa, but also a competition of national teams. To show its support and enhance the journey of the fans, Yango has produced an […]

todayJanuary 19, 2024 13


Ivory Coast on track to host “beautiful” AFCON

  All is on track for African football's biennial showpiece, the Africa Cup of Nations, according to organisers in the Ivory Coast who are confident their security measures will prevent a repeat of the tragedy that overshadowed the 2021 edition in Cameroon. Ivory Coast may be one of the heavyweights in African football but this will be only the second time they host the finals, after 1984 when the tournament […]

todayDecember 20, 2023 1


MTN and Yango forge transformative partnership to empower partner drivers in Côte d’Ivoire

Yango partner drivers to benefit from unlimited data packages Yango has joined forces with MTN to improve the working conditions of its partner drivers. The international ride-hailing company has teamed up with MTN, a leading telecommunications company, to offer drivers free data packages for the Yango Pro app. This collaboration represents a monumental stride in the shared vision of both organizations to innovate and elevate service offerings; underscoring MTN’s belief […]

todayDecember 1, 2023 5