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LISTEN: Innovative Community-Centered Solutions To Improve Access To Primary Healthcare

Africa.com caught up with Jasper Westerink, CEO of Philips Africa, during the World Economic Forum in Durban. Philips Partners with the Government of Kenya and the United Nations (UN) to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda Philips is the first private sector partner to establish a SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Partnership Platform in Kenya for accelerating primary healthcare …

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LISTEN: How Infrastructure Development Will Drive Economic Growth In Africa

Geoffrey White talked to Africa.com in the run-up to the World Economic Forum for Africa in Durban about the importance of building strong logistical frameworks throughout the continent, the challenges of politics, policy and development, and empowering Africa’s young entrepreneurs. Poor infrastructure and a lack of logistical systems is a serious thorn in Africa’s paw …

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LISTEN: Abdoulie Janneh Talks About Creating Jobs For Africa’s Youth

Abdoulie Janneh talks to Africa.com about good governance, sustainable cities, and the importance of creating jobs for Africa’s youth The Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend, hosted this year in Morocco, the latest country to join the African Union, brought together former presidents, leaders from the business sector, investment, finance, academia and civil society to discuss and …

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LISTEN: Talking Media And Entrepreneurship With Eloïne Barry Of African Media Agency

“No idea is ever too small to start something big. Nothing is impossible; it’s just a matter of hard work and identifying the right opportunities.” Owning a business can be challenging, but once a business firmly establishes itself, entrepreneurship becomes rewarding. I had an opportunity to chat with Eloïne Barry, a multi-skilled, multilingual communications and …

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LISTEN: Mastercard’s Gaurang Shah Talks With Africa.com About Masterpass QR

Gaurang Shah, Mastercard’s Lead for Digital Payments and Innovation Labs in Middle East and Africa, talks with Africa.com News from the Mobile World Congress: Mastercard is highlighting the significance of Masterpass QR, their mobile driven Person-to-Merchant payment solution and the contribution already made in the Middle East and Africa. Mastercard has long seen the benefits of …

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LISTEN: Daniel Monehin Talks About The Masterpass QR Mobile Payment Solution In Africa

Ecobank partnering with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR across 33 countries The partnership will shift Africa to a instant and secure digital payment solution The Ecobank Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard to roll-out Masterpass QR, a mobile payment solution, across 33 African countries. This new agreement will give Ecobank the …

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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 of the World Bank before leaving in 2003 to become the Finance Minister. Within 2 years she signed a deal …

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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 SA, a political party that will contest in next year’s general election. Given the ruling African National Congress (ANC)’s strong, loyal base, …

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