In this day and age, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of desktop and mobile tools available to help startups and small business owners establish themselves, develop a cutting edge, become more visible, save money and break even. Some of these apps, hard and software innovations, and other solutions are paid for. Many others, however, are free of charge, helping newcomers with limited resources to compete with their established counterparts. Our East Africa Ambassador Daniel Muraga from Kenya has dug deep to find the best free digital solutions with the highest impact in terms of helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Peter John Moses (40) from Cape Town, South Africa, is a professional runner, despite starting relatively late in life in 2013 when he ran his first 10km race. Over the past four years, he has conquered dozens of marathons, ultramarathons and other races (including charity events). To PJ, running is more than a past time or a hobby. It is his salvation: he used to be involved in the local gang scene. We asked him to write a blog about persevering and not giving up, two of his key strengths that helped him become the person he wanted to be.
West Africa is home to a huge pool of female change-makers, many of whom are taking the region’s challenges by the horns against all odds. Some of them are business leaders, others are social entrepreneurs or gender activists. Despite the fact that their journeys haven’t been smooth sailing at times, their efforts continue to impact thousands if not millions of lives across the continent and in the diaspora. Afrinection's West Africa Ambassador Michael Alimo has dug deep to find the top 5 of his region’s most inspiring female changemakers and influencers. These are their stories.