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Microcredit as a Means of emancipation and Women Empowerment in Africa

“The empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative. Yet despite important progress in promoting gender equality, there remains an urgent need to address structural barriers to women’s economic empowerment and full inclusion in economic activity.” Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Secretary-General, January 2016 Women suffer every day. They suffer from injustice, physical and psychological …

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The Roots of Heaven

During this period of restrictions, why do not spend our time with some good readings? In this increasingly digital world, we often forget to take a book, get comfortable and read a little. So, today I’d like to talk about a novel I read few months ago, titled “The Roots of Heaven” by Romain Gary. …

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25th of May Africa Day, Theme: “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa we Want”

The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded on 25 May 1963 with 32 signatory governments in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. It was an intergovernmental organisation and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana was one of the leading heads. On 9 July 2002 it was dissolved and replaced by the African Union by South African President Thabo Mbeki …

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With high unemployment, tourism entrepreneurship is the way to go

Via | Cape Business News A report released by Airbnb last September found that the guest activity on the platform in South Africa supported more than 22 000 new jobs and generated an economic impact of $678 million (R9.9 billion) over one year. These are substantial numbers by anyone’s calculation, but perhaps the most important …

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Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the bad

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa’s unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent’s young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed. Another third are in vulnerable employment. By 2035, Africa will contribute more people to the workforce each year than the rest of the world combined. By 2050 it will be home …

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IABW: Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso with italian Cooperation

The IABW – Italia Africa Business Week Executive President Cleophas Adrien Dioma, coordinator of Migration and Cooperation Working Group in the National Council of Cooperation and Development of the italian Foreign Ministry, attended the meeting between the malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and the italian Deputy Foreign Minister Emanuela Del Re. That was the first …

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