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Africa: 4 businesses you can start with less than 5000 usd in africa.

Africa: 4 businesses you can start with less than 5000 usd in africa.

Despite massive challenges in the entrepreneurship space especially the limited access to cheap capital, Africa is growing and has tremendous opportunities to build thriving businesses. In fact, a lot of entrepreneurs from around the world especially in tech are venturing into Africa. Africa may be big and diverse, but there are general…

4 overlooked mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business in africa

4 overlooked mistakes entrepreneurs make when starting a business in africa

Statistics indicate that about 90% of all startups fail. Entrepreneurs young and old are starting businesses each day in Africa and are driven especially by the need to provide for their families. These entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges and one of the key challenges is the lack of adequate funding plus the failure…

How social media has sifted the social landscape in africa

How social media has sifted the social landscape in africa

In days gone by, fireplaces were the ultimate social gatherings. Warriors of re-known would spin tales of trials and fortunes, of love, lost and hope gained, news of far-off relations, epic battles against giants and beasts of the jungle, and monsters from the underworld. The history of the clan would be preserved through song…

Leadership for a new africa

Leadership for a new africa

A lot of emphasis has been put on the election of leaders through elections. Colossal resources; labor and finance go into organizing and executing elections. In most cases, for someone to become an elected leader, there is a minimum criterion set by the electoral body that must be fulfilled. This criterion may not necessarily…

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Africa: on hanging up the gun for the plow and vice-versa

Africa: on hanging up the gun for the plow and vice-versa

I have a theory; when greed and corruption join forces and are in sync, their unholy alliance gives birth to injustice. And it is this injustice that I believe is at the heart of all suffering and conflict in Africa and all over the world. This injustice will make a farmer lay down his…

On mineral wealth and economic transformation

On mineral wealth and economic transformation

Mineral resources have always been a vital component in making human lives better. They have through time, been the catalyst to civilization and the backbone of our ease of living. From energy for home and industrial use to transportation and fertilizer for the agriculture sector, minerals form the backbone of nearly everything our society…

Africa: poverty as a tool of political control

Africa: poverty as a tool of political control

It is estimated that in 2022 around 460 million people in the African continent are living below the extreme poverty line of US$1.90 a day. With the most extreme poverty rates hitting Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. On the other hand, as of December 2021, there were 21 billionaires in…

Africa: to embrace or not embrace technology, that is the question

Africa: to embrace or not embrace technology, that is the question

The consumption of content on the African continent (news, entertainment) has influenced the way people interact with electronics. Especially through electronics that are a breeze to use or where the learning curve is relatively short. So for those with some bit of knowledge and know-how on device functionality, it is now relatively easy to…

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Africa: top 5 business mogul pacesetters

Africa: top 5 business mogul pacesetters

Business in Africa is making major strides. A league of African businessmen is shaping the economic future of the continent. These bold and ambitious entrepreneurs are building pan-African companies with global presence. Their influence and impact cannot be ignored in Africa and the world\'s politics in business. Here are five of the…

Why you need a travel agent

Why you need a travel agent

There are so many reasons why we travel. We leave our humble and comfortable aboard to go to new places for many reasons such as work, leisure and any other pleasurable reason that may present itself. Visiting another country, especially for holiday should be a fun affair. There is no reason why…

Africa: why an insurgency may persist through the years

Africa: why an insurgency may persist through the years

There is always that insurgency that never seems to ebb. On one hand a well-equipped government army and on the other, a seemingly ragtag military outfit. But somehow the government\'s army seems unable to defeat the insurgency and it instead swatches till it falls into the enemy\'s hands. The government procures fairly…

Why do global conflicts garner a neutral response from africa?

Why do global conflicts garner a neutral response from africa?

In the first week of march 2022, the United Nations General Assembly voted on a resolution demanding an end to the Russian offensive in Ukraine. Out of the 54 African member states,141 voted in support of the resolution,5 voted against it,17 abstained and 9 did not vote at all. In years gone;…