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Fred Swaniker, founder, African Leadership University

Unleash Africa’s Talent: Imagining New Approaches To Shape The Skills Of The Future

Fred Swaniker is the founder of several innovative educational and leadership institutions, including the African Leadership University (ALU), whose campuses in Rwanda and Mauritius are based on a new model of higher education.
James Mwangi on FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Innovate Your Business Model: Fulfilling A Societal Need For Financial Inclusion

James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya-based Equity Bank, built the company with one core purpose in mind: to solve the social problem of lack of access to financial services.
Nadia Fettah, CEO, Saham Finances business strategy

Map Your Strategy: Building a Pan-African Insurance Company

Nadia Fettah, CEO of Morocco-based Saham Finances, has overseen the company’s expansion from a small local firm into a leading African insurance company operating in 23 countries across the continent.
Coca-Cola doing business in africa

3 Imperatives For Winning In Africa

An interview with Coca-Cola’s former president of Africa. Alexander Cummings discusses the continent’s potential and ways companies can establish a presence there by partnering for development and building local relevance. Coca-Cola has had a presence in...
Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye

From Irregular Migrant to Graduate Lawyer: One Woman’s Journey to Success

Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye will graduate from Senegal’s University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) next year. The 24-year-old, who specialised in notarial law and dreams of becoming a notary, wants to bring justice...
Isabel dos Santos

Isabel dos Santos and the Economic Empowerment of African Women

At a United Nations debate in New York, Isabel dos Santos, who is currently the richest woman in Africa, spoke of the economic empowerment of African women as a key to transforming society. This and...
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Zimbabwe Minus Mugabe: Two Books On His Fall And Mnangagwa’s Rise

Penguin Books has released two books by Zimbabwean journalists in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the coup that finally put Robert Mugabe’s ruinous reign to an end. These are Ray Ndlovu’s In...
Armand Loughy is a migrant from Cameroon.

A Migrant Turned Saviour of Others

Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey...

40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa

Do you know the 40 Africans under 40? Africa has made tremendous progress across all spheres and is now considered a hub of great talent, which is making a significant contribution to prospering the...
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Jay-Z’s $200-Million Clothing Battle Could Be Game Changer For Black Lawyers The World Over

Gbenga Oduntan, University of KentMillionaire rapper Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, has proved yet again why he is larger than life. He is embroiled in a contractual dispute over the US$204m (£159m) sale of his...
Umkhonto weSizwe founder Nelson Mandela, receives military training at an Algerian FLN camp in Morocco, 1962

What Mandela And Fanon Learned From Algeria’s Revolution In The 1950s

On the fifth anniversary of South African statesman Nelson Mandela’s death, it’s worthwhile to remember how his thinking moved from violence to reconciliation as the solution to undoing apartheid.On his journey to a different...
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (left) and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

How Ethiopia’s Progressive Premier Is Levelling The Gender Playing Field

Since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took over from Hailemariam Desalegn in April 2018, Ethiopia has experienced a rapid pace of political reforms. So far, save for the unfortunate incidents of ethnic violence across the...
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