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eBay and MallForAfrica partner to sell African products in the US

eBay and MallForAfrica partner to sell African products in the US

Americans can now buy African goods on eBay through the company’s partnership with MallforAfrica.com.

Nigeria has raised $300 million from its first ever diaspora bond

Nigeria has raised $300 million from its first ever diaspora bond

Nigeria’s diaspora population sent home $21 billion in remittances in 2015 and the government wants in on some of that cash.

How Africans are using technology to solve problems

How Africans are using technology to solve problems (Infographic)

The advent of the internet and technology has changed the world. With over 70% of Africa’s population under 30, the continent has one of the youngest populations in the world.

A farmer, left, accepts cash payment for his grain from a buyer in the village of Damo Dulele, Ethiopia, in February 2015. Growth in Ethiopia has beaten every other sub-Saharan country over the past decade. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The world's most optimistic people live in Africa (Infographics)

Sure, France has Paris, Provence and the Palace of Versailles. But when it comes to optimism about the domestic economy, the French have nothing on Ethiopians.

The new Tesla Energy Powerwall home battery

Could the Tesla Powerwall be the catalyst for Africa to leapfrog the electric grid?

The African continent is revolutionizing itself as the place where no infrastructure is no problem. This began in the telecommunications field.

Africa telecoms firm Eaton Towers raises $350M war chest to fund expansion across continent.

Africa telecoms firm Eaton Towers raises $350M to fund expansion across continent

African telecoms company Eaton Towers has raised a $350m war chest to fund expansion across the continent.

The top 7 countries in Africa for mobile money. Credit: qz.com

The top 7 African countries for mobile money (Infographics)

As many as 30% of cell phone users in Africa report that they participate in mobile banking. A new report from the Pew Research Center shows the transformative power of the cell phone in the world’s fastest-growing market for mobile technology.

Retail therapy: Consumers’ optimism can drive consumption, which drives growth.

Buoyant Frontier Economies Shrug Off Gloomy Global Mood

Slowing global growth in the first quarter of 2014 took a toll on people’s attitudes to their economies, a new study has shown.