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I love Uber more than anything, CEO Travis Kalanick says as he quits

San Francisco — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under mounting pressure from investors over his leadership. Kalanick’s departure caps a tumultuous period for the world’s largest ride-services company, which upended the taxi industry and transport regulations globally with Kalanick at the helm. “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors’ request to step aside so that Uber can go back to…

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Companies benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but do countries?

By now we can see that the fourth industrial revolution can provide a solid competitive edge for companies who create innovative business models enabled by advanced technologies. But when it comes to national economies, where and how is the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) enhancing competitiveness? Using innovation as a proxy for the uptake of digital technology in developed economies, competitiveness of the top countries seems to line up fairly well with innovation. For example, nearly all of the top 10 countries named on the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index…

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Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad

NEW YORK, United States of America, June 21, 2017/ — Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates to live in according to Mercer’s 23rd annual Cost of Living Survey. Victoria in the Seychelles ranks 14th most expensive city sharing the same ranking with Moscow. Cape Town, Blantyre and Windhoek ranks amongst the 15 cheapest cities globally. In a rapidly changing world, mobility has become a core component of multinational organizations’ global talent strategy. To support the growing number of international assignees working in an increased number…

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The MasterCard Foundation Appoints Three New Members to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, Canada, 21 June 2017 ,- The MasterCard Foundation today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. They include Zein Abdalla, former President of PepsiCo, Inc.; Rt. Honorable Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and former Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations; and Jay Ireland, President and CEO, GE Africa. “We are delighted that these outstanding global leaders are joining our Board of Directors,” says Jim Leech,…

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Chiney Ogwumike joins ESPN to co-host SportsCenter across Africa

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has joined ESPN as the co-host of the African edition of SportsCenter. Ogwumike, the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, will join co-host Phil Murphy on the show that will be broadcast across 19 sub-Saharan countries. “I am thrilled to be joining ESPN to host this unique edition of SportsCenter dedicated to sports fans across Africa,” said Ogwumike. “This is a wonderful opportunity to combine who I am and what I am passionate about. As a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player, and now SportsCenter co-host,…

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Watch: Longest bridge in Africa to “open Mozambique to the rest of the world”

The longest suspension bridge in Africa is under construction in Maputo, Mozambique. A work of art with exceptional dimensions, built and financed by China. This bridge will supposedly open Mozambique to the rest of the world . Source: Africa News

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7 ways that women are oppressed without knowing it

I will live but that is all that I will do for patriarchy, is my conscientious feminist motto. It is not always an easy task for women, however, because society constantly tries to diminish feminist consciousness by encouraging women to redefine rather than, remove, oppression. For instance, rather than embolden legal action against rape, women are encouraged to alter their behaviour to avoid being raped. This is an example of the more obvious ways in which male supremacy oppresses women. However, some of the ways that it operates are not as easily perceived. Here are seven examples….

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On Patriarchy and Diminished Feminism in Africa

Let’s get a little emotional today shall we? Let’s talk about Patriarchy, the woman’s role in the household and how it affects generations yet unborn. I’ll pick my country and use as a case study. In Nigeria, as much as we are trying to break out of the chains of Patriarchy and have succeeded a little bit, women are to be seen and not heard in the household. The role is already defined even from birth.. the girl child is told to clean, cook, wash and serve while the man…

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21-YEAR OLD KENYAN ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES SAFI PADS – AFFORDABLE REUSABLE SANITARY PADS FOR LOW INCOME WOMEN

In 2013, 21-year-old Kenyan entrepreneur Barclay Paul Okari noticed problems caused by the unavailability of sanitary pads for teenage girls in the rural settlements of Western Kenya, Eastern Uganda and Southern Sudan. So, he decided to make a product that was half the market price of commercial sanitary pads on the market. His product, Safi Pads, are made from soft locally-available materials and is washable and reusable. His brilliant invention now affords access to cheap, clean and safe sanitary protection for thousands of young women in his country and neighboring…

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Nigeria real estate sector to record 5.39 percent growth

Notwithstanding the negative growth recorded in 2016, the real estate sector is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.39 per cent between 2017-2020. The growth, experts said, would however depend on the support from private and public investments, agricultural revolution, favourable oil prices, increase in volume of oil production and capable political leadership. This is the forecast of Real Estate Industry Outlook 2017 presented by Cromwell Professional Services International (PSI), a real estate research and advisory body in Lagos, hinted that the sector will record a flat or…

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