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Entrepreneurship

12 Successful African Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

All Africa, Kenya. On July 25-26, Nairobi will be abuzz with entrepreneurship. In case you missed the memo, heads of states (including U.S. president Barack Obama), entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders will converge on Kenya’s capital for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Didn’t get a ticket? Don’t worry. You can still get top-notch entrepreneurial advice, and you don’t even have to stalk the summit Twitter feed. Check out six of the 12 entrepreneurs that were chosen by Akilah Net to share their wisdom on living the dream. more

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The startup that’s harder to get into than Harvard

Nigeria, USA. Johnson Ejezie was initially daunted by the prospect of moving to Lagos from his home town in Nigeria's south-east, due to the polio he contracted at a young age and related health problems. But what pulled the 26-year-old to Nigeria's bustling metropolis was stronger than his fears -- an invitation to take part in a bootcamp for Andela, a startup which pays young Nigerians to train as programmers and work for international companies. more

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Ashish Thakkar becomes first African to chair the United Nation’s Entrepreneurship Foundation

Global, Uganda. The United Nations Foundation has announced that Ashish J. Thakkar will serve as Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC). Ashish, who started his entrepeneurial journey 15 years ago in high-school in Uganda by selling computers to his schoolmates, is the Founder of Mara Group, a diversified conglomerate with approximately $100 million in revenues, and Mara Foundation. more

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Meet 27 Year-Old Ugandan Entrepreneur who Built A $15 Million Television Company

Uganda. Meet Ali-shah Jivraj, a 27-year-old third generation Asian-Ugandan entrepreneur, who was picked by Forbes as one of the 30 most promising young entrepeneurs in Africa in 2015. He is the founder and CEO of Royal Electronics, a $15 million (annual revenues) Ugandan company that assembles and distributes electronic home appliances, and owns a super successful property development firm in Kampala. And he happens to be the first in line of Forbes 30 of Africa’s brightest and most inspiring young entrepreneurs that will be introduced to you on here. more

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Forbes: 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015

All Africa. Africa’s growing crop of young entrepreneurs will transform the continent and rewrite its future. And they are taking charge of that destiny now. Today, a growing number of Africans are building innovative technologies and businesses that are solving critical socio-economic problems, while creating job opportunities for Africans. It’s in entrepreneurial boom. The young folks are taking the lead – and are making fortunes for themselves in the process. more

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Africa Buzzing With Entrepreneurial Spirit

Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Recent reports are showing that several African countries are beginning to focus on opportunity entrepreneurship rather than necessity entrepreneurship – and that sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest number of people involved in early-stage entrepreneurial activity. July promises to be a busy month for the planning of the GEW 2014 in Nov.. Read how you can become part of it. more

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Make Money And Do Good

Tanzania. David Mwendele from Dar Es Salaam grew up in an orphanage. By becoming a social entrepreneur, the 24 year old wanted to give other young struggling people the opportunity to change their lives to the better. He has created jobs in building a media centre and his own foundation. more

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Why Christian Left Europe For Africa

Cameroon. Christian Ngan, 30, lived for ten years in France. He studied there, got a well-payed job, was successful and had no social life. Facing the European financial crisis and his own continent booming, he decided that it was time to start his own business at home more