AFRICA’S BILLIONAIRE, ASHISH THAKKAR IN WAR OF WORDS WITH DONALD TRUMP

Ashish Thakkar was recently in a war of words with U.S.  billionaire, Donald Trump over what he termed to be ignorant comments about Africa. Donald Trump had made a comment about President Obama’s recent announcement of a $7 billion electric power initiative by the United States, “Power Africa” designed to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trump said […]

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STORY OF ANTHONY MWAURA – COLLEGE DROPOUT RAKING MILLIONS FROM ADVERTISING

Anthony Mwaura is a creative genius. At 25, he is a millionaire after he chose the unbeaten path and established one of the most sought-after advertising firms in the region. Whatever Mr Mwaura touches — be it the in-house music production studio he ran two years back or the corporate branding company he currently manages […]

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WORDS OF WISDOM: YOUR ATTITUDE IS YOU GREATEST ASSET

‘If you choose to have a negative attitude, life will be negative towards you. A positive attitude is infectious to the people around you. . . listen to these Words Of Wisdom (W.O.W.) delivered by Loise Oburu – HR Resourcing Training Manager, Equity Bank during the 3rd Annual Education and Leadership Congress.  

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HOW 24YR OLD TECH SAVVY STUDENT IS RAKING IN CASH FROM WEBSITE DESIGN VENTURE

At the tender age of 24, Geoffrey Gikandi is an entrepreneur and a fifth year Civil Engineering student at the University of Nairobi. But that’s a small side of a student who founded a company from a scratch through a youthful optimism and sheer determination. It was a rare dream driven by passion to scale […]

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ZIMBABWE DOCTOR BUYS SLAVE PLANTATION TRANSFORMS IT TO ‘AFRICA HOUSE’ IN TENNESSEE

An African doctor buys a former Tennessee slave plantation and turns it into a cultural sanctuary with the goal of revolutionizing health care in African countries. We can all say that we’ve seen some amazing ironies in life, but few have experienced one like Dr. Arikana Chihombori, a Zimbabwe (Africa)-born physician and frequent Florida visitor and […]

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THE AFRICAN SHIRT COMPANY – SELLING KANGA SHIRTS TO THE WORLD FROM MOMBASA

Kiteghe Village is about 40 kilometres from Mombasa and near Mt Kasigau. It is where The African Shirt Company workshop is located. Using manual sewing machines, two local women produce colourful kanga shirts that have found their way into wardrobes in the UK and Ireland. “We have only just sent our first batch to London […]

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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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A UGANDAN’S VIEW OF NAIROBI CITY

Nairobi is like a wild lover: Intriguing but dangerous, rugged at the edges but with an irresistible allure; the bad boy your momma warned you against but who can fill the void in you. That’s the city I’ve lived in for the past two years. There are more people in this city than back home […]

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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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MEET SUZIE WOKABI, BUILDING HER AFRICAN COSMETICS COMPANY

What has changed since we last talked? We received the funding we were looking for from two investment groups that gave us 6 million shillings (US$71,000) and Chase Bank, a local bank, which gave us 10 million shillings ($118,000). We launched in December 2011 and received the first shipment of SB products in March 2012. […]

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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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