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DRC: $50 million for SMEs and microfinance institutions

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rawbank and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) have, on the sidelines of the "AFAWA Finance Series" initiative, the second edition of which is taking place in Kinshasa from 27 to 29 September 2022, concluded two guarantee agreements for a total amount of 50 million...

Financing: Janngo Capital raises €34 million for women

The startup Janngo Capital, has raised €34 million in capital commitments for its new €60 million fund aimed at financing businesses in which women are heavily involved. The main investors are the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). By the editorial staff Janngo Capital Startup Fund...
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Women & Tech: a winning combination 

Although only 21.9% of women in Africa are connected, compared to 28.9% of men, their use of the Internet is being put to good use. Better still, they are transforming the continent through the solutions they implement. If Africa does not want to miss the turn of the 4th industrial...

Vinie Kouamou “The world needs science and science needs women”

Vinie Kouamou is a Cameroonian PhD student in Life and Environmental Sciences, specializing in HIV Molecular Virology. Her research is entitled “The effect of pre-treatment drug resistance on the effectiveness of dolutegravir (DTG) among adults who had initiated or re-initiated first-line antiretroviral therapy containing DTG in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study”....

Health : Heal by Hair, a new initiative to support women

As part of its Heal by Hair project, a mental health first aid program, the Bluemind Foundation unveils a report of cross studies between African women and their hairdressers. By Editorial staff Mental health, a major social issue, is often poorly managed, with major depressive and anxiety disorders affecting women...

Cart’Afrik : Choose To Challenge !

For the longest time, African women in the digital space and technology have gone through several challenges starting with the impostor syndrome in a predominantly male industry. Women in the digital space also lack resources, adequate skills training, lack social capital, funding and career growth opportunities. By Sheilah Birgen* I...
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Access to funding: the ultimate struggle for women

In sub-Saharan Africa, 45 percent of women lack official identification, and 37 percent have a bank account (compared with 48 percent of men). Similarly, women very often have little capital to start their business and are less likely to benefit from private investment capital. Banks require collateral that women often...
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