MEET PATRICIA ITHAU, FROM CLERK TO MD L’OREAL EAST AFRICA

1. What was your first job? I was a clerk at a leading law firm in Kenya after finishing high school. I spent more time on my hands and knees stacking, sorting and searching for files. I was earning 1,500 shillings (US$18), and that was a lot of money as far as I was concerned. 2. Who […]

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ROMANCE TANZANIA STYLE

I have lived in Dar es Salaam for the past two and a half years, and I still find the people too friendly by half. A total stranger will stop you on the street and ask about everything from how you are to how your beloved is. “Za saa hizi? Hujambo? Ulikotoka? Mchumba hajambo?” The […]

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GHANAIAN MILLIONAIRE WHO QUIT MICROSOFT AND FOUNDED ASHESI UNIVERSITY

After living in the United States for two decades, Patrick Awuah decided to go back to his native Ghana and set up the Ashesi University in the capital, Accra. The name of the liberal arts college means “beginnings” in Twi, the widely spoken language of the West African country. Having just quit a highly lucrative […]

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MEET JOYCE MBAYA: WOMAN WHO ASPIRES TO TRANSFORM LIVES

Joyce Mbaya, Founder/Author, Gibebe Ltd Age: 30 Education:   Bsc Computer Science & Mathematics, University of Central Missouri in the US Career:   Founder, Author, CEO at GIBÉBÉ Ltd; VAS Project Manager at Safaricom; Apprentice Africa; Commerce Bank, Kansas City, US Accolades:   Youngest and Female Speaker / Coach with a book by the age of […]

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KENYAN HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT TURNED MILLIONAIRE AND AUTHOR

When you step into his office that doubles up as a store in Upper Hill, Nairobi, the book Imitation is Limitation by John Mason, greets you. On the side is a pile of papers, a cheque book, and government local service orders (LSO). In the pile is a document from the Ministry of Roads that gives the […]

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MORIOZ.COM | MEET ERIC KINOTI, MD SHADE SYSTEMS EAST AFRICA

Eric Kinoti is the 27-year-old founder and managing director of Shade Systems East Africa. He talks about his journey from cashier to successful businessman. How did you get into business? I got into business in 2004 while working as a cashier in Kenya’s coastal town of Malindi. I would travel across the country to source […]

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MEET IMAN: SOMALI’S BEST KNOWN EXPORT WORTH $25 MILLION

 Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, known professionally just as Iman, is often referred to as Somalia’s most famous export.  Born in Mogadishu in 1955, she has gone on to become a world-renowned high-fashion supermodel, and has set up her own cosmetics business and clothing line.  She now boasts a net worth of $25 million. Iman was studying […]

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KENYA’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 Tourism is one of Kenya’s top exchange earner. This year, the Ministry of Tourism is expecting the sector to make 100 billion shillings ($1.2 billion) in revenue. The ministry has spent the better part of the year marketing Kenya to non traditional markets as it seeks to reduce its reliance on the likes of the […]

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CNN – WHY AFRICANS WILL BE BASKETBALL STARS OF TOMORROW by MASAI UJIRI

Masai Ujiri is general manager of NBA team the Denver Nuggets. Ujiri is also a camp director for the NBA’sBasketball Without Borders Africa program, as well as starting theGiants of Africa foundation. As an NBA executive, I’m always looking for untapped potential. As a proud native of Nigeria, I believe that Africa is one of the world’s […]

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AFRICAN CONTINENT BEGINS TO RISE UP ABOVE AID

Nairobi — An increasing number of African countries are beginning to step away from aid dependency, as the domestic private sector becomes the engine of growth across much of Africa. Currently, at least a third of African countries receive aid that is equivalent to less than 10 percent of their tax revenue. They include Algeria, […]

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‘Africa’s growth stats don’t reflect reality on ground’ – MY TAKE

  Attention is on Africa as the new business destination of the world. But, without guidance on the ground, grand business plans can decay into regrettable adventures. Dianna Games Africa’s economies have been called ‘lions on the move’. High growth, high return, is the mantra of investors looking for a way into the pride. Business […]

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