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Investigative Journalist Murdered In Ghana

The Ghanaian undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale has been shot dead after a politician called for retribution against him. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was a member of the Tiger Eye Private Investigations team led by the legendary Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas.  The Tiger Eye team recently exposed financial corruption in Ghana’s football leagues which led to…

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Three Women Bringing Hope To A New Generation Of African Youth.

 My main objective when I set up my company was to try to support, inspire and empower young women across Africa. Since Peter Burdin Africa Ltd was launched three years ago we’ve developed business partnerships with female entrepreneurs in South Africa and Kenya and Zimbabwean, Isabel Dliwayo has just joined us as our logistics chief.…

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Gwendolyn’s Fight For Peace

Gwendolyn has just been named by Time Magazine as one of the eight young people who are “making the world a better place”. Her Messengers of Peace (MOP) Liberia organisation has also won President George Manneh Weah’s inaugural National Peace Prize for its invaluable contributions to peace in Liberia. She was born at the height…

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Akosua Hits Top One Hundred For UK Tech

Akosua Annobil has  been named one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic  leaders in the UK tech sector in a list compiled by the Financial Times. Akosua founded AB2020 AfricaBusiness2020.com in 2015 as a way of linking Africa’s dynamic business community with its British counterparts. The following year she started the…

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Shedzi Takes Lagos

Shedzi, 24, is a fast rising British-Nigerian award winning TV multimedia personality and fashion model. Shedzi is a management consultant by day. By night she transforms into a fashionista, appearing on Lagos catwalks and presenting TV shows. Shedzi has a degree in Economics and has over three years of experience within the financial services industry…

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Next Month – Voting For Change?

Nigeria and South Africa -Africa’s two biggest economies- go to the polls this year. In February Nigeria President Buhari is seeking to be re-elected, while South Africa’s President Ramaphosa will face the people in elections later this year. I’ll be reporting on the outcomes of both elections and what they will mean for the future…

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When Afro-Capitalism means 1 Million Entrepreneurs

When five thousand young Africans arrived in Lagos last month they became the latest wave of a Nigerian entrepreneur’s dream to create one million new jobs. Tony Elumelu’s ten-year programme wants to develop a new generation of young Africans who will set up their own businesses and in turn create new employment opportunities. It’s another…

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The Spirit Of Komla Shines Bright across Africa

The third Komla Dumor Award was announced last month in London. I was delighted to meet up with this year’s winner Waihiga Mwau from Nairobi and be in the audience to hear him present his first business show live from the BBC’s New Broadcasting House Theatre. He paid this tribute to this legend of African…

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African Skills Champion Bruno Brings A New Light

When Bruno Karaerua was in his house in rural Namibia doing his homework by candlelight he used to dream of bringing electric light to his village. Now he’s a fully trained Electrical engineer bringing power to his village and the rest of Namibia. I was lucky enough to hear Bruno’s success story when I attended…

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Females First: Africa’s Only Woman President Takes Charge

Ethiopia has appointed its first female President. The move follows Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s decision to give half of his cabinet posts to women, saying that he wanted a fifty-fifty gender balance because women were less corrupt than men. Dr Abiy’s Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega added that these appointments not only set a new…

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