Forbes Africa

Basketball

The NBA Player Standing Tall For Africa

By Forbes Africa March 29, 2018
It is a warm August day in Nairobi, Kenya, as I make my way to Emmanuel Jambo’s Emms photography studio to meet with two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Luol...
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Basketball
Chicago Bulls
Blood

Heroes In The Sky

By Forbes Africa March 26, 2018
At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Rwanda featured promine...
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Blood
drones
India

Magda Wierzycka’s India

By Forbes Africa March 23, 2018
Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia Asset Management, is known for her leadership style, her controversial Twitter feed and her no-nonsense take on politics and business. She ...
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India
Magda Wierzycka
House of Tara

‘Look At Me, I Want Your Business’

By Forbes Africa March 19, 2018
There are two Nigerian cosmetic brands – Zaron and House of Tara – that are fast inducting many more young entrepreneurs into business of beauty and creating jobs across West Af...
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House of Tara
Marketing
Billionaire

‘Believe In Our Own Entrepreneurs’

By Forbes Africa March 15, 2018
Telecom magnate Strive Masiyiwa, who chairs the Econet Group, is on the 2018 FORBES list of African billionaires as Zimbabwe’s first billionaire. FORBES estimates Masiyiwa’s net...
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Econet
Africa

Is Africa Ripe For Crowdfunding?

By Forbes Africa March 13, 2018
Ask someone for a large donation and the person is likely to balk. If considerate, a polite plea to mull it for a while might be made. Ask for something smaller, akin to pocket ...
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Africa
Crowdfunding
AC Milan

The People’s President

By Forbes Africa March 2, 2018
It’s been quite an ascent for George Weah – from international football star to president of his country, Liberia. He was sworn in on January 22 to a crowd of adoring supporters...
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AC Milan
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
App

Luggage That Can Check Itself In?

By Forbes Africa February 26, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) has shown us how almost every item in a household can be connected to offer smart features, from appliances to toothbrushes, to light bulbs and spea...
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App
IoT
Entrepreneur

Women Need The Freedom To Achieve Greatness

By Forbes Africa February 23, 2018
For centuries women have outgrown the roles which they were previously bottled in, but they seem to be struggling to conquer the entrepreneurial sphere. The numbers don’t...
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Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship
Christo Wiese

When the mighty fall

By Forbes Africa February 22, 2018
Magda Wierzycka, one of South Africa’s richest women, had her lowest moment standing in an airport parking lot, unemployed, looking at the long walk to the cheapest rental car. ...
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Christo Wiese
Magda Wierzycka
Chelsea

The African Star Out To Dominate The States

By Forbes Africa February 19, 2018
African icon Didier Drogba is switching focus from time on the football pitch to the boardroom as he plots the next phase of his life that has already started with his move to U...
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Chelsea
Didier Drogba
Coup

First Peace, Then Progress

By Forbes Africa February 15, 2018
Not too long ago, West Africa – from regional behemoth Nigeria to smaller states like Liberia and Sierra Leone – was bedeviled by coups and civil wars. Now, there is not a major...
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