African Union Launches world’s biggest free trade deal

8th July 2019 BY checkoutafrica

At the African Union Summit in Niger, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched the African Continental Free Trade Area by signing the continent’s largest economy onto the deal. After months of reluctance over competition concerns, Nigeria’s support gives weight to forming the world’s largest free trade zone — a 55-nation bloc worth $3.4 trillion. Only 16% of international trade by African…


Idia Aisien Launches NGO The International Development Initiative in Africa (IDIA) Project

26th November 2018 BY checkoutafrica

ARISE TV News Anchor, model, and philanthropist, Idia Aisien, has officially launched an NGO that is especially close to her heart – the International Development Initiative in Africa (IDIA). Many people know Idia as the glamorous personality on their TV screens, but what few know is that she has always been passionate about giving back to the continent, and has…


Kenyan Developers Shine at Andela Hackathon to Fight Fake News

23rd November 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Top Three Teams Present at BBC Beyond Fake News Conference, Offered Mentorship at Safaricom’s Innovation Hub November 22, 2018. Nairobi, Kenya. Andela, the global technology company that is building a network of technology leaders on the African continent, recently hosted the “Fighting Fake News” Hackathon. Supported by BBC News, the Andela Hackathon was one of many events being held as…


Andela Launches Pan-African Technology Hub In Kigali for Software Developers Across the Continent

25th July 2018 BY checkoutafrica

Partnership Announced with Rwanda Development Board to Catalyze Tech Talent in the Region   Andela, the company building high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers, today announces the launch of a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda. To fuel the expansion, Andela is partnering with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board,…