Latest Articles by Ventures Africa Contributor To celebrate Nigeria at 61, Access Bank will award14 customers with N1 million each. In commemoration of Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary, Nigeria’s leading bank, Access Bank Plc. Contributor There are no holds barred in Big Tobacco’s fight for Africa. Several shocking new reports, released by tobacco industry watchdog STOP and covering whistleblower accounts and leaked industry documents, have laid out the latest damning evidence of the tobacco industry’s relentless campaign of dirty dealings in Africa. Contributor Umoja: An animated miniseries to tackle misinformation and educate African children about COVID-19. Guereza, a Nigerian animation studio, is developing an animated miniseries to educate children aged 6 to 12 on COVID-19 across Africa in collaboration with the African Union Africa CDC, GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation),... Contributor Fidelity Bank to develop SME capacity in non-oil exports sector. In furtherance of its resolve to help Nigerian businesses build sustainable export capabilities, leading Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc, is set to host the 11th and 12th editions of its highly acclaimed Export Management Programme (EMP). Launched in 2016,... Contributor Visa expands She’s Next initiative in Africa, empowering women entrepreneurs with digital capabilities. As the rate of women entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise, Visa is expanding its global She’s Next initiative to empower women entrepreneurs on the continent, bringing practical insights and valuable tools needed to... Contributor Releaf: The agritech startup industrialising oil palm processing and boosting its production in Africa. In the early 1960s, Nigeria was the world’s largest palm oil producer with a global market share of 43 per cent. Contributor Profit at all cost: The sins of the tobacco industry in Africa. “As countries step up efforts to strengthen their tobacco control measures, the tobacco industry is also intensifying its interference.” – Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2020.