Africa Interactive wins Diageo Africa Business Reporting Award!

In African countries near the equator, darkness starts at 6:30 in the evening. An estimated 500 million Africans lack access to electricity and can only work, read and cook with kerosene lamps. But that fuel is expensive, dangerous and bad for health. The solar lamps provide a lasting solution to these problems.

According to calculations by the World Bank 17 billion U.S. dollars are annually spent on kerosene lamps in Africa. Some light manufacturers, including the Australian Barefoot and Dutch Philips company focus on this growing market.

After some hard years of work Africa Interactive takes home the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Award for the Spark Africa series! Spark Africa is a 20 episode video series dedicated to sustainable economic developments and innovative projects in Africa.

Each episode shows the ‘spark’ of potential entrepreneurs who think about African solutions for African problems. Examples of foreign businesses who successfully invest in African countries are also shown.

Spark Africa is published on leading Dutch news websites like Volkskrant, RTLZ, NuZakelijk en Wereldomroep. This video series aims to balance the traditional image of Africa as a lost continent. Spark Africa shows the energy, innovation and opportunities of the continent.

All items are made by freelance African camera men/women, presenters and technicians. There is filmed in Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Initiator of this series is Dutch media company Africa Interactive. Check out a few episodes and a big congrats to the team 🙂 It is a big award and well deserved.


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