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Africa’s rising middle class – and why it matters. Credit: newafricanmagazine.com

Africa's rising middle class - and why it matters

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), as far back as 2011 there were already 313 million people – or 34 per cent of the continent’s total population – that could be referred to as middle class.

This Startup Trains Africa's Elite Coding Apprentices For Giants Like IBM & Microsoft

This Startup Trains Africa's Elite Coding Apprentices For Giants Like IBM & Microsoft

As a teenager growing up in Lomé, the capital of Togo, Faiçal Tchirou taught himself to code at a cybercafé. He wanted to help his mother manage the small pharmacy she owned.

At the regional finals of the third annual Challenge Cup, hosted this year in Nairobi. Credit: Christopher M. Schroeder/recode.net

Startup Rising Africa

It’s hard to get more American than generalizing Africa as one big homogenous thing. It is, of course, a rich and diverse continent of more than 50 nations, where merely a piece of it — say from Kenya to Nigeria — is a greater distance than the entire United States.

Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO of Konga and DealDey

Building Konga, Africa's Alibaba: Sim Shagaya (Part One)

Chatting with Simdul Shagaya is like an intense, super-charged colloquy on doing business….in Africa.

Wonderloop

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu invests undisclosed amount in Silicon Valley mobile startup Wonderloop

Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s wealthiest magnates (who recently launched a $100 million program to support entrepreneurship in Africa) is understood to have put an undisclosed sum into Silicon Valley-based mobile startup Wonderloop.

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LinkedIn usage grows 40% in South Africa

In a tough economy it may appear that South African job seekers are turning to online professional services network, LinkedIn, to connect with prospective employers.

Consumers Shopping

How to get your products to consumers in Africa

In the first instalment of Who Is the African Consumer two-part series we briefly examined the business opportunity that is the African continent.