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How do we change the negative perceptions about Africa? You really should watch this!

By |2017-05-02T20:03:38+01:00May 4th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Perceptions are very powerful. In fact, they can be more powerful and far more influential than reality. Why are there a lot of misconceptions, flawed perceptions and negative stereotypes about Africa? In fact, some of these perceptions are not just sad, they're downright shocking. You see, the largely negative portrayal of Africa by the mainstream [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King was definitely talking to today’s young Africans in this video

By |2017-03-24T14:41:37+01:00April 4th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Today -- April 4, 2017 -- marks the 49th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's death. Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Dr. King was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-storey room in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is one of my biggest personal heroes, and I consider him [...]

Is It Africa’s Turn for A One-Child Policy? Here’s What I Really Think…

By |2017-04-02T01:24:27+01:00April 3rd, 2017|Get Inspired!|

photo credit: My grandfather had three wives and fourteen children. In those days, the size of a man’s family was a symbol of fertility, status or wealth. There was practically no limit to the number of children one could have. However, of all of my grandpa’s children – my dad being one of them – [...]

There is nothing uniquely African about corruption. Here’s why…

By |2017-03-27T16:56:12+01:00April 2nd, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

What exactly is corruption? Formally, it's described as "the misuse of entrusted power for private gain." But as we have seen from some of the world's monumental corruption scandals -- such as Enron, HSBC and FIFA -- corruption is both a function of greed and poverty. It doesn't matter if it happens on Wall Street [...]

Meet Maria, the amazing entrepreneur who is empowering a generation and baking her way to the top

By |2019-05-07T16:48:59+01:00March 26th, 2017|Business ideas, Education & Training, Get Inspired!|

photo credit: Sweet Cake TV Everybody loves cake. Except you’re avoiding the tasty treat for health or religious reasons, you’re almost certainly a freak. How can any living, breathing human not love cake? We gift and expect cakes to celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation, promotion, retirement and dozens of other special moments. In fact, cakes [...]

I listened to this speech 42 times in 24 hours. You need to see this!

By |2017-03-24T12:41:53+01:00March 24th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

The short video you're about to watch could change your life. If you can -- and you most certainly should -- watch it at the beginning of every week for the rest of this year. You know, it's only been a few weeks since this year started. January 1st feels just like yesterday. I can't [...]

How A Frustrating Experience Inspired This Entrepreneur To Start A Solar Company in Tanzania

By |2017-03-13T10:48:22+01:00March 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Get Inspired!|

Richard Awuor had a remarkable career in the corporate world. But a frustrating experience at a Tanzanian airport in 2014 sparked an overwhelming idea and interest that led him off the corporate track into entrepreneurship. Richard has joined Africa’s growing army of solar entrepreneurs who are using Africa’s abundant supply of clean, free and renewable [...]

John-Paul speaks about Nigeria’s newly-relaxed visa rules

By |2017-03-24T12:47:23+01:00March 12th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

If you seriously want to attract visitors, you'll make it easier for them to know you, and reach you. This principle works the same when a country needs to attract foreign investors. However, Nigeria -- Africa's biggest economy -- is often a hard target for individual investors looking to explore opportunities in one of the [...]

11 Business Opportunities in Africa That Made More Millionaires in 2017

By |2019-05-09T12:48:53+01:00February 13th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

. Note: The 2019 edition of this article is now available. Click here to read it. 2016 was “The Year of the Valley” for Africa. After nearly a decade of galloping economic growth, the continent experienced a very sharp decline last year. The hardest hit were the major commodity exporters, especially Nigeria, Angola and South [...]

This Interesting Technology Could Replace All The Bad Roads in Africa

By |2017-01-30T13:13:21+01:00January 30th, 2017|Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Transport and Logistics, Videos|

(photo credit: Realm Africa Safaris) In many parts of Africa, 85% of roads are unusable during the wet season. And even at the current level of investment to improve the continent's road infrastructure, estimates show it could take Africa up to 50 years to catch up with the developed world. Moving goods across distances is [...]