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Archive for January 2020

UK-AFRICA INVESTMENT SPECIAL

London has just hosted a week of events to deepen economic ties between the UK and Africa. The week culminated in the UK-Africa Investment Summit where the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he wanted the UK to become the “investor of choice” for Africa and the biggest investor among the G7 countries. More…

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ENGINEERING AN ELECTRIC FUTURE

Twelve years ago when Pumza Ndlotyeni launched her electrical engineering company she was the only employee. Now she heads a team of eighty staff and is looking to expand her Joburg-based black-woman owned company across southern Africa. Pumza’s success was saluted at the UK-Africa Summit where the UK’s Africa Trade Commissioner Emma Wade-Smith hosted a…

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DANIELLA’S FARMERS BRINGING HOME THE BACON

When African Leadership University student Daniella Uwase isn’t in the library she’s down on the farm training the next generation of farmers in Rwanda and Zambia. Daniella is just nineteen-years-old yet she has already built up a team of 250 farmers who she is training up from subsistence to commercial farming. Her Agriculture Growth Network (www.agnetwork.rw )is…

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AFRICA EXPORTS ITS TALENT TO THE WORLD

And finally…here’s a story which sums up everything about the power of investing in Africa- and how it transforms lives as well as bringing good returns. A few years ago a friend of mine -American student Will Smith -travelled to Liberia where he set up the LEAD Monrovia Football Academy. His business plan was to…

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