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    Africa’s Billionaires List, 2016

    Africa’s Billionaires List, 2016

    Africa’s richest have a combined $80.96 billion, a drop of $13.04 billion from $94 billion in 2015

      African Video-on-Demand Services, Showmax, Frontrow, Kwese, Take the Fight to Netflix

      While at least internet TV is the future, traditional pay-TV is still popular in Africa, and it’s dominated by Naspers subsidiary Multichoice, which has millions African subscribers from both DSTV and Gotv services.

        Anger and Protests in Uganda Against Chinese Retail Traders

        The traders are against the petty Chinese traders who they say enjoy tax reliefs allowing them to sell the products at far cheaper prices. This is unlike their Ugandan counterparts who have to factor in taxes resulting in expensive prices.

          MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference 2017, Quite the Resounding Success

          The 2017 Africa Innovate Conference, organized by the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club was quite the resounding success.

            A Glimpse at How Africa’s Second Richest Woman, Folorunsho Alakija, Made Her Wealth

            Rags to riches is a familiar narrative, but when it comes to Folorunsho Alakija, a self-made-millionaire, the third richest Nigerian and the second richest woman in Africa, that classic cliché is not her fairytale.

              The Most Attractive Investment Destinations in Africa, 2017

              Although not as with exciting pace as once captured in international news headlines, for investors with corporate and institutional interest in Africa, the continent still holds a treasure chest of opportunities

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              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Tidjane Thiam is the first black person to head a FTSE 100 company. He has served as chief executive for two of Europe's biggest companies: Prudential UK and Credit Suisse.

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              Shark Tank - The Stocks Have to Change

              When the profits are privatized and the losses are socialized, you should know something is wrong. A short story on how financial and stock markets evolved and derailed.

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              Ghana Corruption: We Can’t Spend In Ghana

              Ghana corruption: We can’t spend in Ghana because of corrupt Ghanaian authorities – Danish Ambassador

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              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Tidjane Thiam is the first black person to head a FTSE 100 company. He has served as chief executive for two of Europe's biggest companies: Prudential UK and Credit Suisse.

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              Progress In Ending Poverty Under Threat As Africa’s Economies Slow Down

              Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world’s population in 1990 to below 10% today. Hard to believe, right?

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              How Nigeria's Cosmas Maduka Defied Odds to Become a Millionaire

              As long as you have a brain, then success is right in your hands. You just have to believe in yourself and to work smart

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              Corporate Thieves of Africa's Wealth and Resources

              Africa gives to the West more than what it receives in foreign aid. Africans have aided and abetted the looting of Africa's wealth and resources through organized schemes between African leaders and western companies.

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              How Lack of Financial Discipline Fuels an Explosive Growth of African Government Debt

              A book on the need for financial planning shows that many African nations are placing themselves in economic jeopardy through financial recklessness.

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              Lack of Street Addresses as a Bottleneck for Urbanization

              As Africa urbanizes and more people move to informal settlements on the edge of large cities, lack of formal addresses will become much larger in scale and economically problematic.

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              Asos Makes a Collection in Kenya

              International fashion brands are seeing the potential in outsourcing their production to Africa. Asos is the latest one to do so.

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              Mobile Loans and the Newly Amended Banking Act

              A critical analysis on the impact of the amendments to the Banking Act in Kenya on mobile loan products offered by banks.

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              Competing for The Sick: Is Paying Doctors, Per Patient Treated, Good or Bad?

              Paying medical doctors per patient treated is poised to cause more health challenges.

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              Africa's Inefficiency is More Than Its Insufficiency.

              In Africa, it is not surprising to find an abundantly food-laden village with an equally overwhelming number of malnourished dwellers.

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              South African Wheat Import Tariff - Choosing the Right Formula

              South Africa is facing a unique season, in which a severe drought, high fuel prices, a weak Rand all simultaneously conspired to brew a perfect storm that has led to exceptionally high food prices.

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              Are The So-called Unemployed Youth, Employable, Despite Their Predicament?

              As they go about chanting government-bashing mantras, do the unemployed youth have the skills it takes to be employed in both Self-employment and Paid employment?

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              Open Markets Vital for Agricultural Sector in Africa

              Paradoxical as it may sound, the cure for higher food prices is more often than not higher food prices.

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