2018 was a critical year for Nigeria and the rest of Africa. This year in Nigeria, conversations about the forthcoming elections in 2019 were front and centre, especially debates over Nigeria’s presidential candidates. African countries like Ethiopia witnessed a major change in leadership and the continent as a whole witnessed the adoption and implementation of major inclusive travel policies.
However, in addition to these hot topics, there were a lot of discussions and stories about the dynamics of industries and economies across Africa with so many innovations, startup launches and expansion. All of which are mostly events that signify a continent in progress. Here are the most viewed stories on Ventures Africa this year, 2018.
Here we listed 18 original presidential aspirants before more people joined the race. Did you know that Nigeria had over 40 presidential aspirants this year but so many dropped out of the race for a number of reasons? In this case, it is safe to say the race is not to the swift, but to the strong.
This story chronicles how Nigerian farmers are adopting innovative ways to grow their crops in the face of climate change and looming desertification. Little wonder what the next farming innovation will be?
The world’s number one outdoor advertising multinational venture into the Nigerian market with high hopes of establishing a foothold in the near future. This is proof that Nigeria remains one of the top investment destinations in Africa.
This year, many African countries adopted more liberal visa policies. This story features a list of Africa’s top 10 visa-open countries. Seychelles, Benin and Rwanda occupy the top 3 spots.
A summary of what happened in Nigeria’s economy the week ending September 14, 2018.
“Many people do not know about the products… But those who use it say it’s life-saving. It doesn’t explode like gas and it doesn’t release smoke like conventional stoves.” Nigerian businesses are providing concrete solutions in the fight against climate change.
As part of the mobility solution in some of Africa’s big cities, several transport startups launched motorcycle services this year.
Did you know that the publishing industry across Sub Saharan Africa is estimated to exceed a billion dollars in annual revenues by the end of 2018?
Nonchalance, bad working conditions, poverty, poor salaries and compensation packages and the absence of an incentive system are some of the reasons for high worker turnover in businesses.
Egypt’s Startup Manifesto was prepared alongside 200 stakeholders with expertise in venture capital, company development, legal frameworks, public policy, accelerators, incubators and many more, who met and collaborated over the past 12 months.