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Lions (still) on the move: Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

Just a few years ago, consumer spending in Africa passed the US$1tn mark. The continent’s impressive growth trajectory at that time – in particular, the robust growth in Africa’s 30-largest economies – caught the attention of consumer businesses worldwide. Indeed, the consumer-facing sector has been pivotal in Africa’s growth story, accounting for almost half of the continent’s GDP growth between 2010 and 2014. But because of the recent slowdown, some executives have begun to question whether Africa’s once-roaring economy and burgeoning consumer sector still hold promise. Is Africa truly worth investing in? Can…

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Top 10 African Cities to Find Your Dream Man

There is nothing good to a lady as a man with impressive looks as well as meeting other necessary qualities. While it is difficult to put all things in one, some African cities have men with compelling qualities every woman would swoon over. Here is a list of top 10 African cities where you will get your dream man. Kisumu, Kenya BuzzKenya The modern Kenyan Luo man is truly an amazing man. Being the lakeside city, you may think that men are fishermen. Granted, a few engage in fishing to…

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Couple build mud house after wife’s ALLERGY to modern housing (photos, video)

A couple in Devon, UK, built a mud-hut home after the wife experienced allergy to modern housing and have lived in it for 19 months. 47-year-old Alan Burrows and his 45-year-old wife Kate Burrows built their home using tree trunks, mud and straw because Kate was “allergic to modern life,” which she described as similar to having flu all the time. Alan and Kate Burrows at their mud-hut home Alan and Kate have fully furnished their mud-hut home The couple used lime mortar, an alternative to cement, to secure their…

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Facebook’s Chief Product Officer visits Ghana to learn from its tech and creative talent

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook , visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses. Later in the day he witnessed the force of Ghana’s creative talent in an event at ANO Gallery, which was co-hosted by ANO Gallery and Bless the Mic. Chris’s visit is part of a week-long trip to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal where Chris is keen to understand how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using mobile…

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Building a thriving furniture business with a hammer and a few rusty nails

South African furniture manufacturer Eco Furniture Design recently won the National Skills Development category at the DHL-sponsored 2016 South African Small Business Awards. We found out how this husband-and-wife team built a successful business from their garage. The story of Cape Town-based Eco Furniture Design started in 2010, when new mother Tameron Haralambous was unable to find a suitable changing station for her baby. This, and witnessing how a well-known building materials retailer threw away useable wood offcuts, sparked the idea for the business. Haralambous and her husband got permission…

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How emerging markets have changed over time

Stephen Dover, managing director and chief investment officer of Templeton Emerging Markets Group and Franklin Local Asset Management, shares his view of how emerging markets have changed over time, how he thinks investors should think about them, and where he sees potential opportunities ahead. I think emerging markets are appropriately named – they are indeed emerging and have changed over time. With these changes, I believe the way people both think about and invest in the asset class also should evolve. One example of the evolution we have seen is…

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BUMPER PACKAGE TO LOVERS OF ROCK MUSIC AS PHIL ROBERTS RELEASES LYRICS/VIDEO &AUDIO OF EBUBE IN INTENSED WORSHIP‎

Renowned Nigerian and Abuja based artist  Phil Roberts has just released the lyrics/video and audio of  one of his creations (Ebube). If you are a lover of rock music you will definitely enjoy this track. Phil Roberts a mechanical engineer, an extra ordinary worshiper and also The Rock Ambassador Of Nigeria with a well developed acumen reflecting a career of strong leadership in Nigeria.He is the Gospel Rock ambassador of Nigeria, Won several awards of Excellence and also was the first President of Abuja Gospel Artiste Forum. As a professional…

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Nigeria’s film industry (Nollywood) Experiencing Major Growth With Time

She was named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine in 2013, alongside Michelle Obama and Beyoncé. She has more than one million likes on her Facebook page. She is a United Nations World Food Programme ambassador and an Amnesty International activist. She is certainly one of the most popular actors most people outside Africa have never heard of. Meet Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, the queen of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. With more than 300 films, and millions of video copies sold, she is living proof of Nigeria’s film…

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Meet The Top 3 Youngest Billionaires In Nigeria

This piece profiles 3 super-rich Nigerian men who achieved their dreams at a very young age and are basking in a world of possibilities and affluence.  Money, fame and power are just some of the attributes that make today’s world billionaires who they are and these young outstanding Nigerians have achieved that in a very short time. Young, brimming with ideas and and a determination to achieve the impossible, these three young men are pragmatically carving a niche for themselves in the global centre stage as respectable billionaires in their…

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Meet Africa’s Latest Female President

ARETWEETPIN IT56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has just been made president of Mauritius. Take a look at her accomplishments. You’ve heard of a philosopher king. But what about a biologist president? Ameenah Gurib-Fakim — the biologist who gave the TED Talk “Humble plants that hide surprising secrets” — was sworn in today as the sixth president of Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Africa, about 500 miles past Madagascar. Gurib-Fakim was appointed to the position by Mauritius’ parliament, and is the country’s first female president. And as she tells the…

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