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Notes on Enterprise and Innovation in the Diaspora
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The first African ever to sell his startup for $100 Millions, is back with something Bigger

The first African ever to sell his startup for $100 Millions, is back with something Bigger | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Adeyemi Ajao, is the first African ever to sell his startup for $100 Millions.
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Nine graphs that give you new insight into Africa’s thriving mobile landscape

By 2020, it is estimated the mobile ecosystem will contribute $104bn to the region’s economy, representing at that point 6.2% of the region’s GDP
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Naturalicious Takes Home $10,000 at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference

Naturalicious Takes Home $10,000 at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Naturalicious, is reigning champion of the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Contest and took home $10,000. (Naturalicious Takes Home $10,000 at Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference: Gwen Jimmere, CEO of Naturalici...
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Nigeria To Host African Youth Leadership Summit, Says Official - Daily Times Nigeria

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Nigeria is to play host to the African Youth Leadership Summit 2014 scheduled to hold on June 10 in Abuja.
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Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table

Venture Capital: A Debate on How to Minorities & Women Can Get a Seat at the Table | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
At the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, business leaders and advocates talked venture capital and minority access to funding. Moderated by Shark Tank executive, Rodney S.
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Ethiopian professor wins Africa Leadership Awards 2013 - New Business Ethiopia

Ethiopian professor wins Africa Leadership Awards 2013
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Emeritus Professor Johannes Kinfu, the first Accounting professor in Ethiopia is honored with “Emeritus Professor Award” by the African Education Leadership Award.
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TECH CEO: If Silicon Valley Wanted To Solve The Diversity Issue, It Would Be ... - Siskiyou Daily News

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TECH CEO: If Silicon Valley Wanted To Solve The Diversity Issue, It Would Be ...
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African-Americans in the tech industry still seem to be relatively few and far between. Tech behemoth ...
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Ethiopia holds door ajar for foreign retailers - BDlive

Ethiopia holds door ajar for foreign retailers - BDlive | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
BDlive Ethiopia holds door ajar for foreign retailers BDlive "Electronic payments (mean) more money stays in the banks and banks are able to lend that money back to retailers to do more business," said Jabu Basopo, Visa's country manager for...
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Enterprising Africa: How to get young entrepreneurs going

Enterprising Africa: How to get young entrepreneurs going | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Youth encouraged to prioritise entrepreneurship ahead of job-seeking.

Via @Newslinks Kusuntu
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Doing Business in Africa: 5 Highly Profitable African Business Ideas

Doing Business in Africa: 5 Highly Profitable African Business Ideas | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
This article looks at African Business Ideas That Can Make You not just wealthy but strikingly rich, Africa is the new frontier for entrepreneurship...
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Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off? | African Leadership ...

Money Transfer: Are Africans getting ripped off? | African Leadership ... | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Africans in the Diaspora are charged twice the global average in taxes to send money to relatives back home, a recent study has revealed. Africans face the highest remittance fees globally, regularly paying a “super tax” to ...
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African Leadership Academy Summit Celebrates Inaugural ...

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April 17, 2014 – New York – African Leadership Academy (ALA) , which seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting future generations of African leaders, held a summit in New York City on April 10th and 11th, which ...
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African Millionaire Returns World Entrepreneurship Award In Protest

African Millionaire Returns World Entrepreneurship Award In Protest | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Ashish J. Thakkar, a Ugandan entrepreneur, said he is returning a high profile entrepreneurship award to the World Entrepreneurship Forum to protest what he called the organizers’ efforts to whitewash and discredit the achievements of President...
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5 sub-Saharan African countries among most improved to do business | Devex

5 sub-Saharan African countries among most improved to do business | Devex | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
5 sub-Saharan African countries among most improved to do business #Benin #DRC #IvoryCoast #Senegal #Togo http://t.co/Y35lmWVvFU @WorldBank
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Four Tech Megatrends That Are Transforming the African Economy - AllAfrica.com

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Four Tech Megatrends That Are Transforming the African Economy
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The youth of the African continent are playing a key role in the economy of the region, as half of Africa's population will be under 24 years old by 2050.
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Rwanda leaps as Zim stutters - The Standard

Rwanda leaps as Zim stutters - The Standard | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, Rwanda was a sure candidate for the failed states’ club after the genocide that claimed a million lives of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
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6 Reasons Why African ‘Tech’ Start-ups Fail

6 Reasons Why African ‘Tech’ Start-ups Fail | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
For the past decade, Africa has seen the birth of successful tech start-ups and businesses both old and new...... For the past decade, Africa has seen...
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Nigerian young entrepreneur nominated for Africa's top award - Premium Times

Nigerian young entrepreneur nominated for Africa's top award - Premium Times | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Premium Times Nigerian young entrepreneur nominated for Africa's top award Premium Times Nigeria's Toyosi Akerele, the young chief executive officer of Rise Networks, Nigeria's leading public and private sector funded social enterprise committed to...
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The African Research Academies For Women; Bridging The Gender Gap in African Scientists

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women, (RT @innov8tivmag: The African Research Academies 4Women; Bridging Gender Gap in African Scientists http://t.co/7TWWXkyAHQ #Tech #Africa #ST…)...
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Sci & Tech: IT brains develop first African anti-virus software

Sci & Tech: IT brains develop first African anti-virus software | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
It all started three years ago as a small technology centre to nurture Form Four leavers with an interest in Information Technology by university students in a remote village in Baringo County.
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Locally made smartphone set for launch

Locally made smartphone set for launch | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
First smartphones and tablets to be designed and manufactured in South Africa will be launched next month (RT @brucemubayiwa: South African smartphone set for launch http://t.co/bZYcv3WYZ5
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Do African Diplomats Shun Black-Owned US Businesses?

Do African Diplomats Shun Black-Owned US Businesses? | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Most African ambassadors to the U.S. have little engagement with black business people, according to a guest column in DistrictChronicles. (Why do African presidents shun meeting successful black American business owners?
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Meet media mogul Mo Abudu 'Africa's Oprah Winfrey' and how she ...

African Leadership Magazine is a pan-African flagship publication read by over 180, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle ...
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Richard Branson Acquires South Africa's Mont Rochelle Hotel ...

Richard Branson Acquires South Africa's Mont Rochelle Hotel ... | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
African Leadership Magazine is a pan-African flagship publication read by over 180, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle ...
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Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders and Creative Disruptors - Forbes

Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders and Creative Disruptors - Forbes | DIASPORA21 | Scoop.it
Forbes Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders and Creative Disruptors Forbes A Kenyan national and graduate of South Africa's prestigious African Leadership Academy, Miriam is poised, ambitious and passionate about social enterprise and spent...
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