Africa.com [Africa dot com]

Founded in 2010 by Teresa Clarke, Africa.com embodies a powerful vision to redefine perceptions of Africa, breaking stereotypes and revealing the continent’s rich complexity. Through an array of platforms, Africa.com seeks to inspire, educate, and entertain while fostering a positive narrative that highlights Africa’s accomplishments and advancements. More than just a media outlet, Africa.com represents a genuine passion for Africa’s growth and potential, capturing its true essence as a land of boundless opportunities, talents, and possibilities.

Top10 Newsletters:
Stay informed and ahead of the game with our hand-curated collection of the top 10 stories from Africa each day, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays, gear up for the business world as we bring you the 10 most relevant and game-changing business stories. And on Sundays, prepare to be whisked away on a delightful journey through Africa’s vibrant lifestyle and travel scenes. We understand the value of your time and that’s why we’ve carefully selected the most important and captivating stories, so you can get a comprehensive view in a single glance. 

Webinars, Summits, and Workshops:
As part of our commitment to fostering growth and leadership, we host an array of webinars, summits, and training workshops that offer access to world-class speakers, business leaders, academics, and influential government figures. These events provide an invaluable opportunity for participants to gain insights, knowledge, and mentorship from some of the brightest minds in their respective fields.

Empowering Women & Girls:
We are dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering African women and girls to pursue their dreams fearlessly. Through our various initiatives, we strive to encourage and equip them to reach the highest echelons of the private sector, while also urging them to actively participate in the decision-making processes in the public sector. Together, we can create a world where African women and girls can confidently pursue their aspirations and contribute significantly to shaping a brighter future.

TERESA CLARKE
Founder, Chair, and CEO

For over a decade, Teresa has served as Chair, CEO & Executive Editor of Africa.com LLC, a holding company with digital media assets showcasing Africa-related business content, including the Africa.com Publishers Network which reaches nearly 20 million visitors per month.  

Previously, she was the first African-American woman promoted to managing director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. where she oversaw corporate finance and M&A transactions in the industrials sector.

She was one of 15 private sector leaders appointed by the White House to the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. She is Chair of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Chair of the Friends of the Legal Resources Centre of South Africa, and Chair of the Student Sponsorship Program of South Africa.

Teresa serves on the Africa Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch, and on the advisory board of the Harvard Center for African Studies.  She also serves on the advisory board of D-Cubed, the Harvard Business School think tank that conducts applied research on the intersection of artificial intelligence and business.

Teresa has received numerous awards for her philanthropic work in Africa, including two from the government of South Africa and one from the Nigerian chapter of the International Women’s Society.

Teresa is the author, director and producer of the documentary Africa Straight Up, and delivered the TED Talk Bridging the African Diaspora Divide,

She earned an A.B. in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Meet our Advisors

Africa.com’s advisory board is comprised of distinguished and influential leaders from various sectors, offering invaluable expertise and guidance to the organization’s initiatives and strategies in promoting and advancing the interests of Africa. 

Nick Binedell
Nick Binedell
Director
GIBS Business School
South Africa
Keith Clinkscales
Keith Clinkscales
CEO
Revolt TV
USA
Lauren Cole
Lauren Cole
President
Cole Media
USA
Charles Crockett
Charles Crockett
co-Founder
Ascend Venture Group
USA
Chinedu Echeruo
Chinedu Echeruo
Founder
HopStop (sold to Apple)
Nigeria
Political Advisor
Jendayi Frazer
Former Ambassador
to South Africa
USA
Anna Getaneh
Anna Getaneh
Founder
Afrian Masaique
Ethiopia
Business Advisor
Vusi Khanyile
Chairman & Founder
Thebe Inv. Corp.
South Africa
Michael Macharia
Michael Macharia
Founder
Seven Seas Tech Group
Kenya
Sheila Marmon
Sheila Marmon
Founder & CEO
Mirror Digital
USA
Stephen Newton
Stephen Newton
Chairman
The Illuminate Africa Group Ltd.
South Africa
Foluso Phillips
Foluso Phillips
Chairman & CEO
Phillips Consulting Group
Nigeria

Meet our Team

Spanning across multiple countries and time zones, our team thrives on collaboration and innovation, proving that distance is no barrier to success. Our unique setup brings together individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and expertise, uniting us under a shared vision to showcase the beauty and richness of Africa to the world. Despite being physically apart, our seamless communication and dedication to our mission enable us to function as a cohesive unit.

Debra Winter

DEBRA WINTER
Chief Operating Officer

As the COO of Africa.com, Debra plays a crucial role in guiding the company’s strategic direction and operational efficiency, leading to significant achievements and innovations in Africa’s digital landscape. Her leadership is instrumental in positioning Africa.com as a pivotal platform for business and cultural insights on the continent. Beyond her primary role, Debra extends her impact through her work with Friends of the Legal Resources Centre (FoLRC) in South Africa, focusing on human rights, and the Student Sponsorship Program (SSP), which aims to empower the youth through education. Her dedication at Africa.com, combined with her contributions to FoLRC and SSP, highlights her comprehensive approach to driving change, underscoring her commitment to enhancing Africa’s global presence and ensuring a more equitable and prosperous future for its people.

Nelly Gachanja

NELLY GACHANJA
Social Media Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Susan Gitau

SUSAN GITAU
Digital Content Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Sokhu Sibiya

SOKHU SIBIYA
Senior News Editor

Johannesburg, South Africa

Sean Whitehead 2023

SEAN WHITEHEAD
Digital Project Manager

Cape Town, South Africa

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Stay informed and ahead of the game with our curated collection of the top 10 stories from Africa each day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays, gear up for the business world as we bring you the 10 most relevant and game-changing business stories. And on Sundays, prepare to be whisked away on a delightful journey through Africa’s vibrant lifestyle and travel scenes.