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A strong aviation industry can boost African economies, but entrenched interests and other hurdles must be removed, say the authors of ‘Fly Africa.’
In South Africa, economic resources have been transferred to a new elite, while the poor receive little.
A law that granted inheritance rights to Kenyan women resulted in greater empowerment and gains in their levels of education and health.
Venture capital firm Icon Capital Partners of Dubai sees Africa as the ‘sweet spot’ for its tech-focused investments.
North Star Alliance has built a network of health care clinics operating out of containers in Africa.
J. Eric Wright, a venture capitalist based in South Africa, believes the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in the continent lies in the consumer space.
After the Arab Spring, Egyptians began rebuilding their economy to employ jobless youth. Entrepreneur and Eisenhower Fellow Dina Sherif sees startup innovation taking hold.
Emerging multinationals in sub-Saharan Africa are escaping the “commodities curse” and breaking into sectors like digital, telecom and financial services.
The power of mobile communications in Africa is sparking a new generation of creative entrepreneurs who are learning to think pan-Africa and globally.
When it comes to low-cost labor, China is looking for the next China. At the top of the list is Ethiopia.
Opportunity International, a microfinance group, likes to go where others don’t to start banks when "nobody in their right mind was thinking you could,” says David Simms, former head of[…]