News and Articles About Africa

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights
Technology

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights

The M-KOPA Solar system is literally lighting up a cleaner, greener -- and safer -- future for one remote region of the world.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World
Franchise

How Social Franchising Is Bringing Jobs to the Developing World

The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward
Growth Strategies

Starting Up in the Developing World: More Risk, More Reward

Entrepreneurship consultant Sarah Green offers some perspective on starting up in the developing world, by way of Nigeria.
Sarah Green
New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives
Starting a Business

New Product Makes You Invisible to Mosquitoes and May Save Lives

Kite Patch makes people virtually undetectable by mosquitoes and could save millions around the world from mosquito-borne diseases.
Jenna Goudreau
The 'White African' and Nairobi's Tech Hub
Technology

The 'White African' and Nairobi's Tech Hub

Erik Hersman, son of American missionaries, talks about developing an ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Kenya's flourishing tech community.
Amy S. Choi
A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger
Starting a Business

A New Social Venture Takes the Lead from TOMS Shoes to Fight Child Hunger

Two Degrees addresses malnutrition in developing countries with a get-one, give-one sales approach.
Gwen Moran