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Powerful Quotes From Nelson Mandela’s ‘Make Poverty History’ Speech

2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. This provides a unique opportunity for people around the world to reflect on his life and times and to promote his legacy. In 2018 the Nelson Mandela Foundation will seek to create appropriate platforms for such engagement. Back in 2005, Nelson Mandela gave is famous …

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Facebook’s Growing Momentum in Africa (Infographic)

2018 saw Facebook (Facebook.com) grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in numbers, projects and highlights and learn how we …

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Women’s World Banking: Inviting Women Into The Financial Fold

President of Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, says there is a growing recognition that women’s financial inclusion is not only important in achieving every other social goal, but it makes financial sense. Women’s World Banking is a global NGO that has provided low-income women in developing countries access to micro-financing for nearly four decades. …

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How Technology is Bridging the Divide in Africa’s Emerging Markets

Mark Elliott, division president for Mastercard, Southern Africa talks to Africa.com about Mastercard’s recent acquisition of South African fintech Oltio, and how they will use the technology to bridge the divide in emerging markets. The credit-card provider said its acquisition of Oltio – whose technology is used to authenticate Mastercard’s Masterpass digital wallet transactions in Southern Africa …

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IMF's Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook

LISTEN: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook

The IMF’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook says Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy a modest growth uptick, and decisive policies are needed to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Average growth in the region is projected to rise from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.4 percent in 2018, with growth accelerating in about …

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Zimbabwe’s Financial Markets Beyond the Headlines

Zimbabwe – Beyond the Headlines? That is the theme of 5th edition of the series of business dialogues focused on creating conversations around financial markets and the emergence of financial markets under Zimbabwe’s new political dispensation. Teresa Clarke, CEO of Africa.com and Ray Chipendo, Business Development Executive, Financial Markets Indaba joins CNBC Africa. Multilateral financial institutions have …

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WATCH: Africa Energy: Exploring Nigeria’s Gas-to-Power Sector

The latest Africa Energy Series, a documentary focusing on Nigeria’s gas-to-power prospects and challenges, is set to air this year on CNBC Africa. The documentary features key leaders in Nigeria’s gas and power sectors, including Bart O. Nnaji, Former Minister of Power; Dada Thomas, CEO of Frontier Oil and Head of the Nigeria Gas Association; …

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LISTEN: Inviting Women Into The Financial Fold with Mary Ellen Iskenderian

The topic of financial inclusion was a major theme at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, with many of the recommendations discussed there already being implemented. President of Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, says there is a growing recognition that women’s financial inclusion is not only important in achieving every other social …

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LISTEN: Donald Kaberuka Curates Africa.com’s Top10 Business News

We invited Donald Kaberuka, now a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, to curate the week’s news. Donald brings a unique perspective to the Africa.com Top10 Business. He served for ten years as the President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) a perch from which he negotiated with the collective of interests gathered at …

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