News & Announcements

This page contains a list of news and announcements about the Anzisha Prize’s happenings.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

September 30th, 2014 by

Alain Nteff (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a US$25,000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads a rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.

Five esteemed African entrepreneurs to judge the Anzisha Prize 2014 Finalists

September 19th, 2014 by

Wendy Luhabe, Khanyi Dhlomo, Willy Mukiny Yav, Wanjiru Waweru Waithaka and Mohamed Nanabhay will decide which Anzisha finalists walks away with $75,000 in prizes.

$75,000 Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs announces 2014 finalists

August 26th, 2014 by

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying from tourism, art and energy.

Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

August 1st, 2014 by

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two 22-year-old entrepreneurs:Sam Kodo who started technology company Infinite Loop, and Koffi Akagla, founder of Super Energy, a maker of customised extension cords.

Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

May 8th, 2014 by

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Mahmood’s Reflections

April 6th, 2014 by

“The West African Indaba was an awe-inspiring and enjoyable for me both as a fellow and an individual. I must say, it’s a very thoughtful…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Andrew’s Reflections

April 5th, 2014 by

The Indaba was real very interesting, educative and inspiring. I love the Anzisha prize framework because it brings us together, exposes us to different Networks…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Réflexions de Donald

April 4th, 2014 by

6 mois sont passés après cet incroyable séjour passé sur le campus de l’African Leadership Academy dans la fabuleuse ville de Johannesburg. 6 mois pendant lesquels…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Domithila’s Reflections

April 3rd, 2014 by

My name is Domitila Silayo; I am 22years old, core founder of Jatropha Herbal Soap and the 2nd runner up of the Anzisha Prize competition…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Cairo – Khaled’s Reflections

April 2nd, 2014 by

Meeting people has always an important key for my success, I have always been eager to meet the Anzisha Prize team and talk with them…

Anzisha Prize 2014 application data: Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in North and Central Africa?

March 31st, 2014 by

Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or involved…

Past Anzisha Prize finalists urge young entrepreneurs to enter for 2014

March 26th, 2014 by

Organisers of the Anzisha Prize recently held a series of events in Kenya that reunited Anzisha fellows from years past and urged young people to enter this year’s prize.