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Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

Investors will read your business plan, but in the end, it's you -- the entrepreneur -- they invest in. So, what are the personality traits that draw potential investors to entrepreneurs? Through observation and experience, it appears that investors now believe there is a certain personality profile that is predictive of success. But the good [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:43:34+01:00June 25th, 2017|Curated Content|

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably excited and nervous at the same time, which is perfectly understandable. If this is the case, you need to take a step [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:06+01:00June 24th, 2017|Curated Content|

What do you think about the .africa internet registry that goes live on July 4?

The first .africa domain was registered on February 15 this year, the day that marked the 27th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison. And as from July 4, anyone can register their own .africa domain. DotAfrica was conceived by African heads of state in 2009, with the idea of delegating a domain [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:21+01:00June 22nd, 2017|Curated Content|

Meet the Top 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to be awarded in Accra, Ghana on 18th July 2017. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe have been [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:29+01:00June 21st, 2017|Curated Content|

This is why sending money to Africa from abroad is the most expensive in the world

Africans living in the UK are the largest sources of remittances back to the continent. In 2015, they sent back an estimated £4.1 billion ($6.5 billion). But guess what? Of this whopping amount, 90% of all the transfers were done in cash. Yes, cash. Despite the availability of digital transfer options, the majority of remitters [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:39+01:00June 20th, 2017|Curated Content|

An interesting interview with Ameenah — scientist, entrepreneur and President of Mauritius

In this exclusive interview with Forbes Woman Africa, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, speaks about her academic efforts studying one of the most biodiverse hotspots on earth. Her country is celebrating 25 years of being a republic, and by the end of this year, she will be Africa’s only female President. In 1992, she set [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:50+01:00June 12th, 2017|Curated Content|

Have you heard of Africa’s blue economy? It’s a trillion-dollar opportunity!

Africa's blue economy refers to the continent's vast coastline which hosts a maritime industry estimated at $1 trillion per year. This is only scratching the surface. According to UNECA, the largest sectors of the current African aquatic and ocean-based economy are fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, transport, ports, coastal mining and energy. Several African countries already are [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:44:57+01:00June 11th, 2017|Curated Content|

Meet the entrepreneur who runs the UK’s first African fine-dining restaurant chain

While African cuisine may be very popular on the continent, it is yet to be appreciated globally in fine-dining. In fact, lovers of African cuisine often find it difficult to access real African food overseas. It's this gap in the overseas market that motivated Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, a Ghanaian-born British entrepreneur, to incorporate real West African [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:45:05+01:00June 10th, 2017|Curated Content|

Foreign aid is not free, and it’s not aid. It’s a mask for daylight robbery! [Must Read]

This article makes for very interesting reading. In January 2014, 14 African countries were still paying to France a “colonial debt”, a duty legalised through post-colonial agreements, and meant as a tax for the infrastructure and the other benefits those countries got from French colonisation. Seriously? Are you kidding me? According to this article, available [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:45:18+01:00June 9th, 2017|Curated Content|

Interesting insights! This new report reveals the true size and nature of Africa’s middle class

Over the last 7 years, there have been a number of high-profile studies and reports -- from McKinsey, Standard Bank and the AfDB -- on the size, composition and behaviour of Africa's middle class. At best, most of the figures and outcomes from these reports have been conflicting. Recently, the University of Cape Town Unilever [...]

By |2019-05-07T17:45:29+01:00June 8th, 2017|Curated Content|