8 GHANAIAN ENTREPRENEURS SHARE THEIR BUSINESS ADVICE

DAVID OSEI – CO-FOUNDER AND C.E.O DROPIFI: Company description: Dropifi is a web messaging platform which replaces the ‘contact us’ form on websites with a real-time widget that streamlines the communication process and eliminates spam. The company was named Best IT Startup in the world in the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Startup Open for 2012. “It […]

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2 KENYANS IN FORBES’ LIST OF AFRICAN INTERNET MILLIONAIRES TO WATCH

Africa may not yet have an Internet billionaire, but there are a handful of savvy African entrepreneurs who’ve built 7- and 8-figure fortunes by identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities on the continent’s web space. Here’s a basic truth: In the next five to seven years, there’ll be an unprecedented explosion of Internet millionaires. […]

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KENYAN YOUTH WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE

Leadership takes courage, charisma and a pretty number of marbles rolling around in your head. Age is not a factor here, so if you think you have what it takes, and are courageous enough to take to the podium and sell your policies, by all means do it. FLAMBOYANT YOUTH LEADER BABU OWINO, 24 From […]

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BUSINESS AS DONE BY A MAASAI WARRIOR, OLE REIYIA

The Maasai Mara is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year this wildlife sanctuary attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Numerous hotels, lodges and camps have been set up around the Mara to accommodate tourists. Most often they are owned and managed by foreign investors and big hotel chains, […]

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7 AFRICAN CEOs WHO WERE DROPOUTS

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein  The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get anywhere if you are willing to work. This is a popular quote from Oprah Winfrey. I agree with with […]

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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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TV PERSONALITY, JULIE GICHURU, TALKS ABOUT HER BUSINESS VENTURES

Julie Gichuru is best known for being a TV news anchor and group digital business manager at Kenyan media company Royal Media Services. Beyond the glitz and glamour of TV, Gichuru is also a successful entrepreneur, running an online fashion store called Mimi and production company Arimus Media. She has been recognised as one of […]

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KENYAN BORN DESIGNER TAKING AFRICAN COLORS TO AMERICA’S DEEP SOUTH

A Kenyan-born designer is taking African art to America’s Deep South — and finding his way into the pages of U.S. fashion glossies. “You don’t hear about the incredible art coming out of Africa, stories of people digging themselves out of poverty,” says jewelry designer Zia Sachedina. He often runs into fellow Africans at trade […]

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WHAT MAKES NAIROBI TICK

Nairobi is the fourth best city to live in Africa. It trails Cape Town, Marrakech and Cairo. If you are money rich and time poor, you can stay firmly in the first class. The city attracts the great and the good and has played host to an eye-watering number of visitors both famous and not-so-famous. […]

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TANZANIANS AND THE ‘R’ PROBLEM

I went to Kenya to study for a bachelor’s degree six years ago, and, at first, I was surprised at the way everyone changed their intonation on learning that I was Tanzanian. “Naomba nikusarimie.” “Umerara poa ndugu yangu?” “Naomba nikuombe uniretee kazi yangu.” (May I greet you? Did you sleep well, my brother? Can I […]

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WHY ICC CASES WILL AFFECT ALL KENYANS NOT JUST UHURUTO

During the presidential debates in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, was asked on his thoughts about the ICC cases and how he planned to govern the country while still dealing with the cases at ICC. His response was very diplomatic and off course well rehearsed. He said that the case against him at the ICC was personal, […]

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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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ZAMBIAN BORN BRITISH SINGER EMELI SANDE BREAKS ‘THE BEATLES’ 50 YEAR RECORD

Zambian Born Scottish Singer Emeli Sandé has broken a 50 year music chart record for ‘the debut album to spend more consecutive weeks in the top 10 UK’s biggest-selling records’. Her record breaking debut album “Our Version of Events” has just entered its 63rd week among the UK’s biggest-selling records more than any other album […]

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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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