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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) -- that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follo...
T/I: 10:10:45 GS 10:25:40 Leading South African politician Cyril Ramaphosa, an outside contender to succeed President Nelson Mandela, announced on Saturday (13/4) that he is to leave Parliament for a high-powered business post. However, Ramaphosa, a charismatic former union leader who played a key role against South Africa's old apartheid regime, will retain his position as secretary general of Mandela's African National Congress (ANC). Ramaphosa will take a senior post in New Africa Investments, a black-owned conglomerate fast emerging as a major player in a business scene long dominated by whites. The shift of such a key political figure to business marks the biggest move yet in black economic empowerment in Mandela's new South Africa. SHOWS: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA...
Women starting and working in their own businesses is most definitely good progress - and it's happening more and more in Ghana. The only issue is, most are stuck at the "micro" level. About 80 per cent of women-owned businesses are unable to expand - as Metro TV's Naa Kwarley Oteng-Boadu reports from Accra for the BBC.
Samuel Kofi Ampah interviews Loic Amado, Head of Expansion- Uber on the African Business Talk on the expansion of the Uber Service in Ghana and how its contribution is going to revolutionize the nations transport services. Visit www.businesstvafrica.com
LoA spoke to Dr. Harnet Bokrezion, the founder of Africa Business Jumpstart, about her online blog and coaching business that supports Africans in the Diaspora and on the continent in pursuing their business ambitions in Africa faster and more confidently. She gave her insights into some of the most vibrant African marketplaces for women entrepreneurs to startup new companies, and do great business with existing ones. Contact Africa Business Jumpstart: Website: http://www.africajumpstart.com Telephone contacts: +44 69 95407480 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Africa-Business-Jumpstart/745276662163866 Twitter: https://twitter.com/africajumpstart
(www.abndigital.com) The BRICS Summit has come and gone and it was hosted for the first time on African Soil. This Special resport seeks to answer those questions left after the dust has settled. What, if any are the direct benefits for the continent from its membership of this super club of emerging economies and how can those benefits translate into life changing realities for Africa's people? ABN's Godfrey Mutizwa attempts to find answers with his distinguished panel: Lionel October, Director General of South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry; Nomaxabiso Majokweni, CEO of Business Unity South Africa; Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Advisory Services.
Jamila Mayanja runs a door-to-door laundry service in Uganda which helps its employees save enough money to launch their own businesses. She told the BBC's Women of Africa series why being a woman doesn't mean she can't be a boss. Watch the full interview with Ms Mayanja online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-35474126 #WomenOfAfrica
The Africa Business Agenda dialogue at the World Economic Forum for Africa was a lively debate that brought together a panel of bankers, investors and corporate leaders to discuss doing business in Africa. The discussion considered the result of an African companies survey conducted by PWC and captured how Africa's corporate leaders are exploiting the growth opportunities on the continent. CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa moderated the session attended by Farouk Gumel, Partner at PWC Nigeria; Uche Orji, CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority; Colin Coleman, MD Goldman Sachs, South Africa; Devakumar Edwin, CEO, Dangote Cement; and Sola David-Borha, CEO Stanbic IBTC Holdings.
(www.abndigital.com) In the wake of the global financial crises, the banking industry is set to reshape itself substantially.In this edition of the show we take a closer look at how financial institutions should be changing in this post-recessionary environment.
On September 21, 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the United States Department of Commerce to host the 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The event brought together heads of state and business leaders to discuss the opportunity to grow the commercial ties between Africa and the United States. Moderated by Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce of the United States. This panel features Strive Masiyiwa, Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe, Jeremy Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO, Andela, Nigeria and Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical, United States.
On September 21, 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the United States Department of Commerce to host the 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The event brought together heads of state and business leaders to discuss the opportunity to grow the commercial ties between Africa and the United States. Moderated by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, Nigeria. This panel includes President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, Ethiopia, Emanuel “Manny” Chirico, Chairman and CEO, PVH, United States and Charles Scharf, CEO, Visa, United States.
Bekele featured on Bloomberg TV "AFRICAN WOMEN TO WATCH", a prime TV program, that "celebrates the most fearless, competitive and visionary African women of our time", and explores the "women working hard to close the gender gap and shaping the continent's social, political and economic landscape." This week's "African Women to Watch" focuses on the ICT sector revolution in Africa. Founder of DotConnectAfrica Sophia Bekele and Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi explain their stories and how Africa is engaging with new technology
TIDI, with the support of the African Ambassadors in Ireland recently hosted its fifth annual celebration of Africa Day on Friday the 24th of May at Trinity College Dublin. This successful morning conference titled 'Africa Rising: New Paradigms of Development in Post 2015 Africa' highlighted successful case studies and movements coming out of Africa in the realm of health, economics, green economy and human rights. The event's success was ensured by the distinguished guest speakers and officials who provided insightful, thought provoking and engaging presentations in each of their fields. Speakers: Minister Joe Costello: Minister of State for Trade and Development Prof. Adrian Hill: The Jenner Institute Mr Adewale Soyingbe: Director, EMEA Trade, Citi Europe plc, Dublin Mr. Dereje Agonafi...
For maverick entrepreneur Ian Cox, Africa is the last frontier of free enterprise. The former small-time hustler has been busting his ass on the continent for years, selling and moving merchandise. In 2012 he nabbed a lucrative United Nations contract to transport equipment from South Africa to South Sudan, a country on many countries' embargo list. The other problem: the journey north entails passing through countless checkpoints and dealing with bribe-happy officials and their nonsensical paperwork and regulations. Photographer and filmmaker Tim Freccia followed around Ian and the guys he hired for this job. "Cowboy Capitalists" documents their attempts to navigate the continent's dangerous roads and bureaucratic chaos. Watch our other documentary about truckers in Africa, West African...