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Yolaan Begbie

Yolaan Begbie
Yolaan is a South African journalist and Content Strategist at Africa.com. She is a former on-air news reporter for eNCA, South Africa's first 24-hour tv news station. Ms Begbie is a masters graduate from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in New York, and a honours graduate from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
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Maggy Barankitse Built A Village And Saved Thousands of War Orphaned Children in Burundi

For two decades, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse has dedicated her life to the children of Burundi. It started with 25 war orphans – today more than...
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Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to Africa.com at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary,...

WATCH: Thought Leader Series On Doing Business In Africa

Our Thought Leader video series in association with Harvard’s Africa Business Club – showcases some of Africa’s brightest minds. We sat down with Africa’s...

Nelson Mandela, World Icon, Dies at 95

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died. Surrounded by close family members, the 95-year old succumbed to a recurring lung infection at home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The...

WATCH: Thought Leaders: Africa’s Brightest Discuss Technology in Africa

Our video series, “Thought Leaders,” in association with Harvard’s Africa Business Club – showcases some of Africa’s brightest minds. We sat down with Africa’s leading...

WATCH: Thought Leaders: African Women In Business [VIDEO]

Our video series, “Thought Leaders,” in association with Harvard’s The Africa Business Club – showcases some of Africa’s brightest minds. We sat down with Africa’s...
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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,...

Go Where The Obama’s Couldn’t Go During Their African Tour

So we know the Obama’s trip to Africa was not a vacation, he was of course on official presidential business. But between state dinners and important...
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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...

BRICS: What’s In It For Africa?

The BRICS group of emerging economies (made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) gather at the 5th annual BRICS summit in...
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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...
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9 of Africa’s Top Power Couples

From doctor turned fashion doyenne, a man of the cloth leading a mega church in Ghana, Africa’s richest woman who started her first business...

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