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Christian Mwijage

Managing Director of EcoAct (Tanzania)

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Christian Mwijage, Managing Director of EcoAct (Tanzania), won the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017. EcoAct Tanzania is a social enterprise established to address the challenges of urban waste management, plastic pollution, deforestation and climate change. EcoAct recycles and transforms consumer plastic waste into durable and environmentally friendly plastic lumber. The winner received a cash prize as well as a one-year media and social media promotion.

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Mehnaz Safavian

Mehnaz Safavian

Lead Financial Sector Specialist - World Bank - Kenya

Eric Kacou

Eric Kacou

Co-founder and CEO, ESPartners - Ivory Coast

Evelyn Gitonga

Evelyn Gitonga

Director Medical Credit Fund East Africa - Medical Credit Fund - Kenya

Jimi Kariuki

Jimi Kariuki

Chairman - Kenya Tourism Board - Kenya

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Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones

Executive Director Pfizer Ventures - PFIZER INC

We put the emphasis on entrepreneurship. I want to support young companies with innovative ideas so I thought it would be a great opportunity to come and meet other investors who are active in this market and look for other opportunities for us to make direct investments in.

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Signature of a memorandum of understanding between CEMAC and EMRC

Signature of a memorandum of understanding between CEMAC and EMRC

Ensuring food security, reducing poverty by increasing the integration and regional synergies of Central Africa (Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea) is the challenge of CEMAC (Economic Community of Central African States).

Volkswagen opens car assembly plant in Kigali

Volkswagen opens car assembly plant in Kigali

Rwanda assembly begins, at the rate of 1,000 a year, with Polo and Passat. Capacity for 5,000 units is planned
Rwanda assembly begins, at the rate of 1,000 a year, with Polo and Passat. Capacity for 5,000 units is planned

Volkswagen has launched integrated mobility in Rwanda which includes local vehicle assembly, mobility services and a sales and service retail outlet called CFAO Volkswagen Rwanda.

5 Most Innovative startups in Kenya

5 Most Innovative startups in Kenya

Kenya has positioned itself as one of the most prominent startup destinations in Africa.

With the rise of innovation hubs and accelerator programs in Kenya, there has been great growth for entrepreneurs with over 600 hundred start-ups in the country.

Access to internet and a great education system are also some contributors to the increase in startups and innovation.

Can the digital revolution transform agriculture?

Can the digital revolution transform agriculture?

The world talks a lot about the digital revolution, but few connect it to the coming agriculture revolution, especially in Africa. Digital solutions have huge potential for helping farmers boost productivity and connect to financial tools and markets around the world.