Ghana President John Mahama concedes defeat, sparking opposition joy

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Ghana’s President John Mahama conceded defeat two days after the nail-biting poll.…

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Gambia’s longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to bow out, demands fresh polls

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After initially accepting defeat, Yahya Jammeh changed his mind and called for fresh polls.…

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Police deport Jerome Starkey without explanation or charge

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Starkey has lived in Kenya since 2012 when he was appointed Africa correspondent for The Times.…

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Mastercard Committed To Developing Women Entrepreneurship In South Africa

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R1.4 million donation to JA South Africa provides hundreds of learners with entrepreneurial skills

Mastercard has extended its support of the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Mini Enterprise Programme for the sixth year, with a R1.4 million donation that sees more than 450 learners, predominantly young women, participate in the organisation’s flagship programme.

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Mastercard And Injaz Egypt Empower Women Entrepreneurs In Egypt

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The collaboration aims to mobilize the participation of women in the economic sector

On the occasion of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has announced its collaboration with Injaz Egypt through a well-designed development program targeting Egyptian women entrepreneurs.

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#1 – The Enormous Potential Of Consumers In Africa

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Africa Middle CLass

Africa Middle CLassThe rise of the consumer culture in Africa mirrors the continent’s growth into the 21st Century. For smart businesses and brands, meeting Africa’s burgeoning consumer demand could also lead to dramatic growth.

Source: CNBC Africa

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#2 – How Women In Tanzania Are Taking Advantage Of The Sun

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Tuckshops selling goods

Tuckshops selling goodsThree years ago, Julius took a $500 bank loan and bought solar powered lanterns which she sold. She used the proceeds to secure a bigger loan to start a barber shop, consumer goods shop and a mobile phone charging facility, all powered by solar.

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#3 – These Are The Top 100 Companies People In Africa Want To Work

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Black professionalsIn the biggest study to date, this year’s ranking collated the views of thousands of African professionals to discover which brands lead the way on the continent in their appeal to prospective employees.

Source: African Business Magazine…

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#4 – The Impact That A Smartphone Has On One’s Livelihood

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Mpesa banner

Mpesa bannerA study by academics from MIT found that simply by gaining access to M-Pesa, Kenya’s mobile-money service, 2 percent of Kenyan households were lifted out of poverty between 2008 and 2014.

Source: The Economist

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#5 – What Is Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Planning Now?

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Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar at the Africa Progress Panel

Ashish J Thakkar through his foundation, Mara Foundation, launched an index to assess countries and their performance on how well they have helped entrepreneurs thrive.

Source: Ventures Africa

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