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Facebook to Be Free on all Mobile Networks in East Africa, Articles | THISDAY LIVE

Facebook to Be Free on all Mobile Networks in East Africa, Articles | THISDAY LIVE | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
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Silicon Savannah: Is Africa tipped for a tech take-off?

Silicon Savannah: Is Africa tipped for a tech take-off? | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Tremendous growth in Africa's technology sector is starting to turn heads and could signal the start of a "silicon Africa".
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How "Silicon Savannah" (love the name!) is changing and poised to usher new opportunities throughout the continent.

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▶ Africa - A New Economic Frontier - Part 1 - YouTube

Leadership and governance in Africa have at times been a concern for potential investors. Despite these concerns, Africa's resilience and growth dynamic have...
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Discussing the great strides made and challenges still remaining in reshaping the African Economy to compete globally. Part 1. 

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GEM 2012 Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ::

GEM 2012 Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor :: | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
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GEM 2013 Global Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ::

GEM 2013 Global Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor :: | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
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Meet the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer 

Meet the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer  | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old Chicago teen may one day hold the key to curing colon cancer. If his previous successes are any indication, Keven Stonewall is well on his way to becoming the kind of scientist who leaves a lasting impact in the world of cancer research.
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Good News Wednesday!!

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Can a palm weevil cure world hunger?

Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? Five MBA students are banking their business on it.
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Exciting concept! Can insects cure world hunger??

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Key Takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Key Takeaways from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit | African Economic Development | Scoop.it

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Ahead of the first continent-wide U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Brookings scholars discuss efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Africa. These infographics highlight the key takeaways on the summit’s structure as well as U.S.-Africa foreign direct investment, trade and official development assistance.


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8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude, and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren't satisfied with the status ...
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Jobs, investment and trade – Africa Progress Panel

Jobs, investment and trade – Africa Progress Panel | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Rapid change in the last decade has turned Africa into a region ripe with opportunities for investors willing to participate in, as well as profit from, the continent’s development.
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U.S. Investments Surge For African Tech Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch

U.S. Investments Surge For African Tech Entrepreneurs | TechCrunch | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
From the largest technology companies to early stage investors, American high tech companies and venture capitalists are increasingly supporting startups..
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The numbers that show Africa is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit

The numbers that show Africa is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Africa's entrepreneurial spirit is alive and thriving -- but where are the jobs?
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Great article about the role Small Business and Entrepreneurship is playing in Africa's Economic Development!!

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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off: Justin Yifu Lin: 9780691155890: Amazon.com: Books

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The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off [Justin Yifu Lin] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How can developing countries grow their economies? Most answers to this question center on what the rich world should or shouldn't do for the poor world. In The Quest for Prosperity
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Davos 2014 - Africa's Next Billion - YouTube

With Africa's population rising to 2 billion by 2050, what actions are needed now to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth? Dimensions to be addressed: - I...
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video of the 2014 Davos Economic Forum, "Africa's Next Billion"

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▶ Africa - A New Economic Frontier - Part 2 - YouTube

Leadership and governance in Africa have at times been a concern for potential investors. Despite these concerns, Africa's resilience and growth dynamic have...
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Part 2 of the ABSIP Leadership & Economic Development Conference. Interesting points about how to encourage youth innovation and engagement with aging leadership refusing to turnover power.

 

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Former NBA star Ekezie's play in Africa

Former NBA star Ekezie's play in Africa | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Former Atlanta Hawks star Obinna Ekezie has leveraged social media to build Wakanow.com, Africa's largest online travel company.
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GEM 2012 Women's Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ::

GEM 2012 Women's Report :: GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor :: | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
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7 Reasons The World Isn't Totally Screwed Right Now

7 Reasons The World Isn't Totally Screwed Right Now | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
If you've turned on the news lately, you may have gotten the sense that the world is falling apart. From rising body counts in Gaza and Israel to a plane getting shot down in Ukraine to increasing violence in Nigeria and Syria, it can often seem like...
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Yay for Humanity!!! World still has good in it!

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Make more Ebola drug and give it to Africans

Make more Ebola drug and give it to Africans | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Harriet Washington says when the Ebola drug can be made in quantity, it should be given to infected Africans, regardless of their ability to pay
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Exactly what I have been thinking!!

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Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics

Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Girls in the devastated city of Goma, “the rape capital of the world,” are breaking stereotypes to find work—and independence—as car mechanics and carpenters.
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Women standing up and changing the world!!

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Booming African Lion Economies Gear Up to Emulate Asians

Booming African Lion Economies Gear Up to Emulate Asians | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
ThankGod Agbagu views the paved roads and skyscrapers that have sprung up in Lagos, Africa’s largest city, as the signs of a brighter future.
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Africa Progress Report 2014 – Africa Progress Panel

Africa Progress Report 2014 – Africa Progress Panel | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
To sustain growth that improves the lives of all Africans, the continent needs an economic transformation that taps into Africa’s other riches: its fertile land, its extensive fisheries and forests, and the energy and ingenuity of its people. The Africa Progress Report 2014 describes what such a transformation would look like, and how Africa can get there.
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Business schools respond to demand in courses for Africa - FT.com

Business schools respond to demand in courses for Africa - FT.com | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Business schools can hear the call of Africa. The IMF forecasts that the sub-Saharan African region will enjoy growth of 6 per cent in 2014. But there is a dearth of management expertise – even though there appears to be a healthy demand for
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30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014 | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
Meet this year's list of Africa's best and brightest young entrepreneurs- the 30 people transforming the continent, re-telling Africa's stories and writing the future.
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12 young African entrepreneurs who will blow your mind, seriously | ventureburn

12 young African entrepreneurs who will blow your mind, seriously | ventureburn | African Economic Development | Scoop.it
What where you doing at 15? What about at 19? Or 22? If you are one of these 12 entrepreneurs, the answer is: changing the world. Each of them was chosen as
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