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Fashion: The New African Frontier – Ventures Africa |

Fashion: The New African Frontier – Ventures Africa |

Stereotypes and a lack of personal interaction can be a barrier to understanding and connection. Most people find investing in the unknown and the unfamiliar to be a challenge and I guess that is normal where human nature only leads us to give money to people we trust. The grocery cashier takes my cash because

Will the Cape to Cairo free-trade zone work? – |

The deal to create Africa’s largest free-trade zone has been hailed as an historic moment and brings to fruition a century-old dream to link the continent from the Cape to Cairo. Explorers and freedom fighters alike, all shared the vision to integrate African economies. The pact brings together the Southern African Development Community

African Leaders To Sign Free Trade Agreement To Create Common Market |

Leaders of 26 African countries gathered in Egypt on Wednesday to finalize and sign a free trade agreement that would create a common market across Africa. The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is set to stretch over half of the continent and include more than 600 million people. The issue of boosting regional trade between Africa’s

Agriculture will drive Africa’s rise to economic power | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian |

I was in Mali recently where I met a woman, Maimouna Coulibaly, who several years ago left her job in the United States and returned to her home country to start a seed company called Faso Kaba. She quickly and confidently ramped up production, from 100 tons per year to over 1,000. She is eager

Send Money Home, Build an Airport – Bloomberg Business| Nigerian News

The World Bank has some novel ideas for remittances coming into India, China, the Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria: build infrastructure. Money sent home from citizens working overseas as engineers, teachers, nurses, sailors and domestic helpers reached about $583 billion last year, according to the World Bank. Of that, India received about $70 billion, China $64 billion and the Philippines $28

“If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is women.” -Desmond Tutu

ContentsSheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-part documentary series based on the bestselling book

Most Fund-Seeking African Entrepreneurs are Farmers|Nigerian News

VENTURES AFRICA- Drawing from those who have registered interest in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme(TEEP), most aspiring entrepreneurs are interested in exploring the Agricultural sector. Of about 15000 applicants, 6000 candidates have completed the first phase of selection. “[…] the top one is agriculture, which I think is also very interesting because if you think of

Greece Deal Reached – Bloomberg Business|Nigerian News

Bloomberg) — Euro-area finance ministers reached an accord that would keep bailout funds flowing to Greece in return for a commitment to meet certain conditions, buying time to work out the detail of longer-term Greek financing. Talks in Brussels between officials from the 19 euro-area finance officials concluded Friday evening with an agreement to extend