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AIM Congress 2024
  • Exclusive pre-congress workshop launched to elevate startups for the global stage
  • This year’s startup competition has attracted entrants from 53 countries.
  • With cash prizes amounting $60,000, the stakes are high for participants to showcase their innovations.

As the global business community looks forward to the AIM Congress 2024, an exclusive startup workshop has been announced to prepare tech entrepreneurs for the grand stage.

Scheduled for May 7-9, the AIM Congress is set to be a pivotal gathering for industry leaders, policymakers, investors, and innovative startups under the theme “Adapting to a shifting investment landscape: Harnessing new potential for global economic development.”

In preparation for this landmark event, AIM Startup, in partnership with Bloom, is organizing a preparatory workshop designed to hone the skills and strategies of promising tech entrepreneurs. The workshop, aimed at empowering participants to maximize their impact at the congress, is part of a broader initiative by …

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Crypto portfolio
  • In 2024, diversification of your crypto portfolio remains a fundamental principle for managing risk and maximizing returns.
  • Understanding how to build an optimal investment portfolio and monitor its effectiveness is crucial for both experienced investors and newcomers.
  • A well-diversified crypto portfolio typically includes a mix of traditional and alternative assets such as stocks, crypto assets, real estate and cash.

Diversification in the crypto world is not just a smart move; it’s a necessity. As the digital currency market evolves rapidly, its risks multiply. Understanding how to build an optimal investment portfolio and monitor its effectiveness is crucial for both experienced investors and newcomers. Here’s a guide to crafting a well-balanced crypto portfolio in 2024.

Diversification in the Crypto World

In today’s dynamic financial environment, investing in cryptocurrencies offers enticing opportunities but also carries inherent risks. Diversification, a fundamental concept in risk management, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding investments against

cryptocurrency investments
  • A key component of successful cryptocurrency investment is utilizing cryptocurrency exchanges effectively.
  • The USDT/SOL exchange pair refers to the trading of Tether (USDT) against Solana (SOL) on a cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Solana, on the other hand, is a blockchain platform designed for decentralized applications and crypto-native projects.

Cryptocurrency investments have gained significant popularity in recent years, providing individuals with opportunities to grow their capital in the digital asset space. One of the key components of successful cryptocurrency investment is utilizing cryptocurrency exchanges effectively. In this blog, we will explore the concept of using exchanges to grow your capital, with a specific focus on the USDT/SOL exchange pair.

What is the USDT/SOL exchange pair?

The USDT/SOL exchange pair refers to the trading of Tether (USDT) against Solana (SOL) on a cryptocurrency exchange. Tether is a stablecoin pegged to the value of the US dollar, providing investors with a stable and reliable cryptocurrency

Gitex Africa 2024
  • Global tech giants are meeting in Marrakech in May for the GITEX Africa expo as they seek a slice digital economy in the continent.
  • Investors will be keen on learning tech advances in digital health, finance, AI consumer tech, cloud and IoT, as well as cybersecurity among others.
  • GITEX Africa is organised by KAOUN International, an affiliate of Dubai World Trade Centre, which also organises GITEX GLOBAL show in the UAE.

This year, thousands of investors and entrepreneurs are converging in Marrakech, Morocco, for GITEX Africa, a signature tech and start-up expo that is poised to define the next phase of the continent’s digital economy.

The show, now in its second edition, comes under the Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco. GITEX Africa, which is scheduled from 29-31 May 2024, is organised under the authority of the Moroccan Ministry of Digital Transition and Administration …

Egypt-Kenya trade
  • Cairo-based lender CIB made this announcement during the first Egypt-Kenya forum held in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Egypt is shifting its economic strategy by enhancing collaboration with sub–Saharan Africa
  • Kenya exports tea, coffee, nuts, meat, wheat and flowers, skin and hides as well as live animals to Egypt..

Lender Commercial International Bank (CIB) has identified partnerships as key drivers of growth that will power investments by bringing together businesses seeking to explore Egypt-Kenya trade opportunities.

Kenya’s Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi says the entry of CIB into Kenya’s market is a major win for Africa’s quest to enhance trade among its 54 member states.

Speaking at the Egypt-Kenya trade forum in Nairobi attended by roughly 40 Egyptian companies drawn from construction, transport, water, tourism, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, Mudavadi said Kenya was at the forefront of opening its market to African countries to boost intra-Africa trade.

“As a government, we will facilitate …

Kenyan Women Journalists
  • In Kenya, a concerning 75.4% of women journalists have reported experiencing online harassment.
  • Several sub-Saharan African countries have enacted national frameworks, such as the Cybercrimes Act to counter the menace.
  • However, while legal frameworks provide avenues for recourse, more proactive measures are needed to combat online violence effectively.

In an era dominated by digital platforms and social media, the rise of disinformation and online harassment poses significant challenges for journalists across the globe.

According to Clarice Wambua, a lawyer at leading corporate and commercial law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) Kenya, this is especially true for women journalists in sub-Saharan Africa, who provide a vital service to society and must not be bullied into silence.

She notes that the pursuit of truth is of utmost importance, but women journalists in Africa often encounter difficult situations. Despite their valuable contributions to the field, they often face different types of harassment, which …

Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa

Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa

  • The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative aims to close the $42 billion financing gap faced by women entrepreneurs, demonstrating that investing in women fosters gender-inclusive economic growth.
  • By securing over $1.5 billion in investments for women-led SMEs and providing gender-smart banking training, AFAWA is changing financial institutions’ perceptions and practices, demonstrating the viability and profitability of supporting women entrepreneurs.
  • AFAWA’s partnerships and educational programs build a more inclusive financial ecosystem, showcasing the initiative’s commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs and driving sustainable, inclusive economic development across Africa.

The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) aims to invest in women and close the significant financing gap they face. Women entrepreneurs in Africa confront a daunting $42 billion disparity in financing compared to their male counterparts, largely due to misconceptions about their creditworthiness and a lack of collateral. Despite these challenges, …

tobacco's toll tobacco production and consumption
  • Tanzania to earn $400 million annually from tobacco export/sells.
  • The country now ranks second largest tobacco producer in Africa after Zimbabwe.
  • Tobacco has no known health benefit. On the contrary, it causes disease, disability and premature death. Over 6 million people die globally every year from tobacco-related illnesses.

Tanzania has been ranked as the second-largest producer of tobacco in Africa, falling behind only neighboring Zimbabwe, even as tobacco’s toll worsens globally. The ranking comes after a bumper harvest in the year 2022/2023, as announced by Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture, Hussein Bashe.

According to the minister, the country’s tobacco production has more than doubled over the last year alone to 122,858 tonnes in FY2023/2024 from 50,000 tonnes earlier.

As of December last year, the export value of tobacco stood at $316 million, and with the increase in output, the minister is confident that this year the country will attain its …

Serengeti Wildebeest migration
  • Every year, the Serengeti wildebeest migration involves the movement of vast herds of gnu, zebras, and gazelles.
  • It is a tourism spectacle that sees Tanzania cash in on yearly tourism revenues of roughly $2,250 million.
  • Tanzania tourism accounts for more than 14% of the country’s GDP.
Known as one of the greatest shows on earth, the great Serengeti wildebeest migration involves the movement of a huge herd of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eeland, and impala.
This annual spectacle in Tanzania has become a global sensation and is the visual brand of African safaris, making a multibillion-dollar business. According to the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) forecast, the share of tourism in the country’s GDP will reach 19.5 per cent in 2025/26.
Besides being a tourism spectacle, the great migration is also crucial to enriching global research and a better
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