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Tony Elumelu Starts UBA Tour of Africa in Ghana

As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said. read more

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Global Trade Partners in the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks
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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
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Towards a New Economic Model for Tunisia: Identifying Tunisia’s Binding Constraints to Broad-Based Growth –

The Government of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and the United States Government have released a report read more

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Year of the Artisan: Artisans needed to help grow the economy

African Education Week to gather experts in Johannesburg in June read more

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AfDB’s COMPELLING CASE FOR AFRICA’S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

For the African Development Bank (AfDB), transforming Africa’s economies entails diversifying and expanding the sources of economic growth and opportunity in a manner that promotes greater productivity for sustained and inclusive economic development. read more

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MENTORING AFRICA’S ENTREPRENEURS

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The African Development Bank’s Compelling Case for Africa’s Structural Transformation

AfDB Annual Meetings take place from 27-31 May in Marrakech, Morocco
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Wanted: Young African Entrepreneurs

Enter or Nominate Young Businesspeople for Africa’s Richest Youth Entrepreneur Awards – the Anzisha Prize read more

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Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness Markets Set to Top US$ One Trillion in 2030

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Africa has the potential to create a trillion-dollar food market
  • But farmers need better access to help them grow and trade their products
  • A new report outlines challenges and solutions to Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors

WASHINGTON –A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods.  The report calls on governments to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa. read more

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Entrepreneurship education and training key for empowerment

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is increasingly generating more awareness in South Africa, official research confirms. read more

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Uganda: Giving Women tools to build their ideas and join the internet playground

The internet was built by and for boys. As a girl, one feels like lacking the vocabulary to access it. Building software services and applications is now cheaper, faster and easier than before yet women’s visions are underrepresented. read more

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Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Initiative to Help Improve the Continent’s Global Competitiveness

 

Efforts focus on accelerating adoption of smart devices, empowering small and medium businesses, and up-leveling skills development to ignite African innovation for the Continent and for the world read more

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Larta Institute Fosters Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development with New Partnerships in Romania, South Africa

LOS ANGELES, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Larta Institute (www.larta.org), a global leader in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, announced two global partnerships, aimed at unlocking the commercialization potential of world-class research and promising technology-based businesses in Romania and South Africa. As these countries look to capitalize on their human and technical assets, support mechanisms for high growth entrepreneurs are at the forefront of their economic planning agendas; yet, local entrepreneurs lack the networks and tools, and their technologies lack the commercial appeal, essential to successfully compete in the global marketplace. The partnerships leverage Larta Institute’s global networks and commercialization expertise and the on-the-ground knowledge and knowhow of two leading regional organizations to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development in Romania and South Africa. read more

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