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KENYA: Festival Drums Up Appetite For Climate Adaptation

At the Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival in Kenya’s Marsabit County, Mariam Lemuska is not listening to the drums or the music. Instead, she is learning to make injera, an Ethiopian sourdough flatbread. Lemuska, 39, comes from a pastoralist community that survives mainly on meat, milk and animal blood. But worsening drought is increasingly leading to […]

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Despite $7 billion To ‘Power Africa,’ Why The Continent Is Still In The Dark

OPINION When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa. Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to boost electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative has prioritized […]

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NIGERIA: Rural Farming Over Suit & Tie – University Graduate Tells Us His Story

In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to attain a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he wanted to pursue social entrepreneurship in agriculture in his hometown Akure, a low-income community in southwest Nigeria. […]

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NIGERIA: Rural Farming Over Suit & Tie – University Graduate Tells Us His Story

In 2007, when Lawrence Alaba Afere graduated from university, he shocked his family with the news that he was not going to use his business management degree to attain a high-paying job in the big city. Instead, he wanted to pursue social entrepreneurship in agriculture in his hometown Akure, a low-income community in southwest Nigeria. […]

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Is It Hard To Be An Entrepreneur? Foreign Investors Share Their Experiences Backing Local Start-ups

The entrepreneurial landscape in Africa is changing rapidly with more young people going into business, motivated by a growing sense of afro-optimism and the desire to solve decades-long challenges with new technologies. Incubation hubs have sprung up across the continent and more foreign investors are backing local start-ups. But it is still hard to be […]

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Is It Hard To Be An Entrepreneur? Foreign Investors Share Their Experiences Backing Local Start-ups

The entrepreneurial landscape in Africa is changing rapidly with more young people going into business, motivated by a growing sense of afro-optimism and the desire to solve decades-long challenges with new technologies. Incubation hubs have sprung up across the continent and more foreign investors are backing local start-ups. But it is still hard to be […]

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The Opportunities For Pharmaceutical Industries And Patients Increases In Africa

OPINION The value of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry jumped to $20.8bn in 2013 from just $4.7bn a decade earlier. That growth is continuing at a rapid pace: we predict the market will be worth $40bn to $65bn by 2020. That’s good news for multinationals and pharmaceutical companies seeking new sources of growth as developed markets stagnate. […]

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The Opportunities For Pharmaceutical Industries And Patients Increases In Africa

OPINION The value of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry jumped to $20.8bn in 2013 from just $4.7bn a decade earlier. That growth is continuing at a rapid pace: we predict the market will be worth $40bn to $65bn by 2020. That’s good news for multinationals and pharmaceutical companies seeking new sources of growth as developed markets stagnate. […]

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Video: Is NGOs Coming Of Age On Shared Value

NGOs are coming of age in how they engage the private sector on shared value efforts. While past interactions with corporations tended to be limited to their corporate responsibility departments, nongovernmental organizations are increasingly working directly with business divisions to achieve their goals. Rethinking a broader array of corporate channels to engage has been a […]

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Video: Is NGOs Coming Of Age On Shared Value

NGOs are coming of age in how they engage the private sector on shared value efforts. While past interactions with corporations tended to be limited to their corporate responsibility departments, nongovernmental organizations are increasingly working directly with business divisions to achieve their goals. Rethinking a broader array of corporate channels to engage has been a […]

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