Leaders

David Adjaye unveils his latest work, the Princeton University Museum of Art

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In late 2020 David Adjaye unveiled the face of the future Museum of Art at Princeton University in New Jersey.

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Who are the three African champions highlighted in the BCG Tech Challengers report?

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3 African technology companies have been identified in the Boston Consulting Group’s Tech Challengers report: Jumia, M-Pesa, Takealot.

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Mashal Waqar: Beyond the Glass Ceiling

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Mashal Aqar is another female leader breaking the glass ceiling and showing the way for the next generation of female leaders.  In the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic and heartening increase in the number of women breaking through the corporate glass ceiling to take up top executive positions within many of the...

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African women making strides in technology

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In recent years, there has been a notable resurgence in the matriarchal influence of African women. This resurgence is not only breaking down the former barriers of gender disparity but also helping to influence a new generation of African girls. While this new wave of strong African women crosses several business sectors, it is perhaps...

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Politics

Controversy and Challenged for the African Development Bank

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In recent years, many African countries and organizations have worked hard to move away from the veil of corruption that has shrouded the continent for decades. Exploitative systems left in place by former colonial governments have often been marked by nepotism and misuse of power.  The most recent ‘scandal’ has just resulted in Dr Akinwumi...

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The Eco is set to replace old colonial currencies in several countries

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In the aftermath of World War 2, the French franc had been devalued so as to have a set exchange rate with the US dollar. This left France’s currency relatively weak, something that could affect France’s existing colonies in Africa and that could also affect imports to those colonies to France. A decision was taken...

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Nkwashi: An African educational hub of the future?

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As we move further into the 21st century, urban planners and developers customize many of their ideas to suit not only the changing needs of their demographic targets, but also the changing demands of society. One great example of this changing focus is Nkwashi, a satellite town being built 36 kilometers east of the City...

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Can Russia be a major player in Africa? Outcomes from Sochi.

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With the ongoing competition between Russia and China trying to take the lead on African investment and partnerships and the United State’s revived interest over the continent, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted a Russia-Africa summit in Sochi from the 23rd to the 24th of October. National belts are tightening globally, and FDI (foreign direct investment)...

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Business

Music Streaming Service Anghami gets listed and moves to the UAE

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Anghami is now the first Middle East Tech Company to be listed on NASDAQ, following its acquisition by a SPAC and pending relocation the United Arab Emirates.

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Pure Harvest Aims to Change the Face of Fresh Food

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Pure Harvest Smart Farms is looking to expand its operations into Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, using advanced technology to bring food security to the arid Middle Eastern climate.

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Fujin, John Dodelande’s real estate company involved in the development of the Georgian tourism sector

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If John Dodelande began his professional career with a passion for contemporary Chinese art, after having developed a leading agro-industrial activity in the Caucasus region (Georgia), he is today one of the pioneers of an ambitious real estate developments company called Fujin. Georgia is a country where European and Asiatics cultures meet, and have been...

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Innovation and flexibility allowed MENA startups to raise over $1 billion in 2020

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Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, investors continued to believe in the potential of North African and Middle Eastern tech start-ups.

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