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What’s Wrong with Africa?

At a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 8, French President Emmanuel Macron answered a question from a Cote d’Ivoire journalist. The reporter asked why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa. Macron’s response included these comments: “The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper.…

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Nigeria to Invest in More Artists

National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Director General Segun Runsewe said Nigeria plans to invest more in artists.  He explained that the investment will encourage investors to invest more and also help sell the country’s cultural heritage.  Runsewe spoke after Africa-Nordic meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs from over…

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Africa’s Tallest Building: Business Plan or Business Plight?

Does the start of Africa’s tallest building signal the end of Kenya’s business development boom? Or maybe Nairobi, Kenya’s traffic-clogged capital can be the next Dubai? Two large Dubai-based investors, Hass Petroleum and White Lotus, seem to think so. On May 23rd they formally started construction of what they claim…

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This Map is Bigger than You Think

Maps, Apps, and Naps… what do these three things have in common (besides my attempt to spit “hot fire” rhymes)? Navigation.  Specifically, navigating our human experiences.  Many aspects of our lives can be thought of as a navigation—navigating from one job to another, navigating from the movie theater to the…

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Eyano! Protecting Food Security while Promoting Food Production

<<< Previous Chapter: The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa (Introduction)  The following post is from my e-book, The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa. ***   Investment: Protecting Food Security while Promoting Food Production Interview with David M. Bamlango *** David M. Bamlango is a Partner at DLA Piper LLP…

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Banking of the People, By the People, and For the People in Nigeria

  <<< Previous Chapter: The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa (Introduction)  The following post is from my e-book, The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa. Amara Udokporo, MHA and Kenny Udokporo, MCE, MCO *** Amara and Kenny are investors in Net Gold Business Consulting.   Investment: Banking of the People,…

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The Most Interesting Thing About Investing in Africa

by Ozii Obiyo and Chuki Obiyo INTRODUCTION What is the most interesting thing that you have done, seen, or heard about investing in Africa? Think about it. Better yet, this e-book gives unique insight into how others have thought about it. From executives at some of the largest companies in the world…

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Client Project: Lead African Strategic Solutions

Hethrone offers a variety of services to meet the needs of our clients.  Hethrone has the expertise to provide tailored consultations, operational support and strategic insight to address your needs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Website: http://www.hethrone.co Industry: Management Consulting Type: Privately Held Company Size: 2-10 employees Founded: 2015…

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26 Things We Learned about Africa in 2015

26 Things We Learned about Africa in 2015 There was a lot of the familiar and a few of the new in Africa in 2015:  1. Some 89.3% of Gabonese have access to electricity. This is the highest in mainland sub-Saharan Africa, second to only Mauritius and Seychelles. The oil-rich Central African country…