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Ozwald Boateng Steps in as Guest Editor for a Leading Issue of New African

Made In Africa Foundation

The Made In Africa Foundation is a charitable organisation, established to support strategic infrastructure projects and create sustainable solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing problems. It works to support technical feasibility studies, to kick start key infrastructure developments and to engage the African diaspora in innovative fund-raising activities. The Foundation was founded in 2011 by international designer Ozwald Boateng OBE, and Nigerian businessman Kola Aluko, and is supported by Atlantic Energy. read more

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Redi Tlhabi interviews Banda & Ramphele on South 2 North

This Friday on Al Jazeera’s new global talk show South 2 North, Redi Tlhabi interviews two remarkable African leaders: Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female president, and Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, founder of Agang, South Africa’s new party political platform. read more

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Gurwitch Products Debuts nyakio™, a New Founder-Driven Skincare Line Utilizing Beauty Secrets and Ingredients From Africa, Exclusively With HSN

— Available Now on HSN.com —

NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Gurwitch Products, a manufacturer and marketer of global prestige cosmetics and skincare brands, today announces the launch of nyakio™, a collection of skincare products formulated with luxurious and sophisticated ingredients indigenous to Africa. The brand’s founder and namesake, Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, is an American beauty entrepreneur of Kenyan descent who was inspired by her Kenyan family’s personal beauty secrets to create nyakio™. The nyakio™ assortment is available now for purchase exclusively on HSN.com and will debut on air, May 14. read more

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IFC Support for Country Bird’s Expansion Encourages Agribusiness, Employment in Southern Africa

About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit http://www.ifc.org. read more

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Why has Africa been so important for Global Pacific & Partners ?

Dr Duncan Clarke,
CEO of Global Pacific & Partners

What is the nature of your organisation?

We are a private advisory group, built on research and knowledge, with a suite of annual strategy briefings and landmark management conferences in world oil and gas with focus on Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, with thirty years-plus in the upstream industry, whilst we equally hold extensive database on world oil/gas and on the economics of Africa, on which we have been author for widely-acclaimed books (Africa: Crude Continent, and Africa’s Future– as well as a TV/Film Documentary made on Africa’s oil and gas. So we are diversified but highly focused and we have pioneered many facets within the world industry including dedicated and gratis Newsletters across the world. read more

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How to manage the mobile revolution

Enterprise mobility is inevitable, but the challenges of implementing it are significant. To help CIOs navigate the mobility minefield, ITWeb will stage a one-day Mobility Summit, addressed by experts in the enterprise mobility space. read more

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World Water Day: South Africa has most progressive water policies, but fails with implementation

African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges read more

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Africa in Motion- NYU African Economic Forum, April 6, 2013

NYU Stern African Business Club (“Stern in Africa”) and NYU Africa House announce their Annual African Economic Forum inviting the African community and Friends of Africa for an engaging discussion on the People, Ideas and Events Reshaping the economic landscape of the African Continent.

 

New York, NY, March 11, 2013 –(PR.com)– On April 6, NYU Stern African Business Club, in partnership with NYU Africa House and The Council of Young African Leaders will host their annual African Economic Forum. Themed “Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent,” the forum will provide an opportunity for active practitioners in the areas of business, policy, and social enterprise to interact with forum attendees to exchange ideas, and insights on the current state of Africa’s economic landscape. 

The forum will feature a Leadership Fireside Chat, and four concurrent panels on Technology, Social Enterprise, Finance, and Development. Confirmed featured speakers include President and Chairman of the African Export-Import Bank Jean-Louis Ekra, world-renowned Entrepreneur, Activist, and Former Cameroonian presidential candidate Kah Walla, Managing Director of The Whitaker Group Aubrey Hruby, and Founder and CEO of Advanced Finance and Investment Group M. Papa Madiaw Ndiaye. Dean of New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business Peter Blair Henry will provide the opening remarks. read more

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