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Africa’s ready to create its own Silicon Valley

Akinwumi Adesina is clear. The president of the African Development Bank, one of the continent’s most respected economic thinkers, believes it’s time for the continent to start building Googles and Facebooks of its own. Speaking in Rwandan capital Kigali earlier this month, Adesina warned that Africa will face 100 million jobless citizens …

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The Maverick In Tech

The founder of some of Nigeria’s best-known startups on the mistakes and the millions that made him click in the technology business. Sometimes, the simplest business ideas can come from strange places or even strangers. In his first year studying law at Waterloo University in Canada, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji was approached …

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Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

It doesn’t look like the hub of an online bank. But that’s what the yellow and blue metal kiosk becomes when Albert Agane locks himself behind the metal bars every day at 6 a.m. From his perch along a dusty suburban thoroughfare in Accra, the 28-year-old helps fellow Ghanaians withdraw …

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What does African youth need to shine?

According to a recent UN report (2019), “Sub-Saharan Africa will account for most of the growth of the world’s population over the coming decades, while several other regions will begin to experience decreasing population numbers”. If we are to become the continent with the highest rates of employable youth population, it …

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Entrepreneurs 4 Africa Conference- a resounding success

he Robin Hood Foundation’s Entrepreneurs 4 Africa Conference, which took place over two days at City Hill Church, was filled with positive insights. Over 1000 aspirant and existing entrepreneurs were trained, inspired and mentored by top class speakers, trainers, and experienced business owners. Headline sponsor, global supply chain and logistics …

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The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAIF), has said Ghana Government’s “business-oriented mind-set” has set the nation apart in the eyes of the international community.   According to Mr Baybars Altuntas, this mind-set, reflected in the policies and programmes being implemented, is amply demonstrated in the setting up of a Business Development Ministry, the …

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Call For Entries:APO Group African Women In Media Award To Recognise Support Of Female Journalists For Women’s Entrepreneurship In Africa

Our Principal Partner, the APO Group will present the inaugural APO Group African Women in Media Award as part of #AWIEFAwards 2019. This prestigious award will recognise and celebrate a woman journalist who supports female entrepreneurship in Africa. The winner stands a chance to win a 2500 USD cash prize, …

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