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Africa’s success matters to the UK. It’s home to 8 of the 15 fastest growing economies in the world. And yet African countries receive less than 4% of foreign direct investment.

The type of quality investment that UK firms bring to #Africa is vital to drive growth, crea...

January 19, 2020

Guys, did ya’ll know that Guinea has the world's largest #bauxite reserves and is the biggest exporter of the ore? I sure didn’t.

I had to #google bauxite [c’mon now I’m not the only one] LOL!

But, without the conversation I had with Mohamed Condé, The Department for...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are taking their son Archie on his first Royal Tour - a 10-day trip to Africa.

The Sussexes kick off their visit on September 23, and the Duke has said he is "very excited" to introduce his family to the country he loves so much.

The f...

January 15, 2019

As a follow up to my post about Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's talk, I wanted to focus on one area she touched on, i.e. the nervousness around doing business in Africa because of the perceived corruption all over the continent.  

As she rightly points out, Africa is a conti...

According to the #MasterCard Index, #Africa has the world’s highest rate of women entrepreneurs at 27%. In fact, two African countries, #Uganda (34.8%) and #Botswana (34.6%), have the highest percentage of women #entrepreneurs in the world.

There is also a rise in the...

July 5, 2017

I watched a fascinating Ted Talk a couple of days ago which is a 10 year old talk from all the way back in 2007.  It was absolutely brilliant and I hadn't even realised till the end how old it was!  It was fascinating, and I found myself reflecting on whether the messa...

June 23, 2017

There's SO MUCH creativity in Africa and among the diasporan community that left the continent.  What was termed the 'brain drain' saw many of the continent's brightest leave because of various reasons from lack of opportunity to perception of better opportunities.  Th...

May 18, 2017

Johns Hopkins grad from Nigeria wants to help hospitals in West Africa go digital.  OneMedical, founded by WSE alum Adegoke Olubusi, is among 15 finalists in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

For so many reasons, I just LOVE this!  There is so much power and benef...

November 29, 2016

Meet Moses. Moses has a spirit larger than life and a personality that shines like sunbeams. Moses is what Africa is all about. Entrepreneurship, persistence, effervescence!
 

Disabled by polio at 8,  Moses is a tailor who worked in a factory for many years in South Afr...

October 11, 2016

"With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas; thought by thought, choice by choice" Oprah Winfrey.
 

Banksy... Willi Dorner... Gogo Mahlangu... IYASA... What do their styles have in common? Absolutely nothing. That's the beauty of art!! It's personal a...

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