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10 Fierce Women in African Entertainment

10 Fierce Women in African Entertainment

Africa’s entertainment industry has caught the attention of the world with its rich culture, original stories, unique music, and fierce women. Many entertainers from the continent have rose to prominence and popularity in recent...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

McKinsey Global Institute Interview: Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth. The Growth Opportunity in Africa Emerging markets...
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WATCH: Backstage with… Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (part 1)

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Harvard and M.I.T. graduate and a Nigerian economist. During her terms as the finance minister, Nigeria’s GDP has displayed a 6.87% growth. She was vice-president and corporate secretary...
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WATCH: Backstage with… Dr. Mamphela Ramphele

Lauded by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu as a “brave and principled leader,” Dr. Mamphela Ramphele hopes to be South Africa‘s first female president. The medical doctor, anti-apartheid activist and former head of the World Bank recently launched Agang...
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Michaela DePrince: From “Spotty” to the Spotlight

“She has spots”, was the warning from care takers at the orphanage. Elaine DePrince didn’t care. She had travelled more than 4300 miles (close to 7000 kilometers) from New Jersey to Sierra Leone to...
Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar: #FormerRefugee #SerialEntrepreneur #Mentor #Farmer

Ashish Thakkar is that guy. Young, smart, good-looking and down-to-earth. He’s being called “Africa’s Youngest Billionaire,” but there are no airs and graces when he sits down to talk to Africa.com after his panel discussion on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa...
Foluso Phillips

Q&A With Nigerian Businessman Foluso Phillips

Foluso Olajide Phillips has a lot to celebrate. He’s just turned 60, and recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his firm, Phillips Consulting. The avid bow tie collector (he has over 200!) shares highlights of his...

Legendary Photojournalist, Alf Kumalo

Alfred (Alf) Kumalo was a smartly-dressed walking library filled with books that housed pages of South Africa’s history. Born on 5 September 1930, he witnessed some of the most poignant moments during and post-apartheid.He...

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