December, 2007

  • Quote: Taking African products where there’s no bias

    Posted Dec 28th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Quote: Taking African products where there’s no bias

    While more established economies begin to focus on the revenue potential of emerging economies, many of those emerging economies are also seeing the benefits of selling to each other. Speaking about selling African products in foreign markets, the Ugandan Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) managing director, Mr. Henry Ngabirano, explains Though our coffee is world class, …

  • Beyond translation to an African target market

    Posted Dec 27th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, General With | Comments Off on Beyond translation to an African target market

    I recently started reading a new book Beyond Translation; The Marketer’s Field Guide to Understanding Today’s Transcultural Consumer and so far am impressed by the perspective of the author Valerie Romley. Having only “met” the author online, I was interested to find out what marketers are beginning to think about diversity and multicultural marketing. What’s …

  • Quote: Don Cheadle on Africa’s brand image

    Posted Dec 21st, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General With | 3 Comments

    In the December 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine actor Don Cheadle says: One thing (African people) need is better p.r. If people in (the USA) think of Africa as a place with kids and flies swarming around their heads, then they won’t understand that these people are you and you are them

  • African nominees for 2008 Grammy awards

    Posted Dec 20th, 2007 By in Events, Film/Television, General, Music With | Comments Off on African nominees for 2008 Grammy awards

    The nominations for the 50th Grammy awards were announced recently. Below are the categories where talented Africans excelled and continued to influence popular culture. The awards will be presented in February 2008. Congratulations to all the nominees. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Everything – Michael Bublé Belief – John Mayer Dance Tonight – Paul McCartney …

  • Video: Lagos la Vida Loca

    Posted Dec 19th, 2007 By in Business, Film/Television, General, Politics, Travel With | 1 Comment
  • Cultures collide: A new Chinese-African identity

    Posted Dec 18th, 2007 By in Business, General, Politics, Travel With | 3 Comments

    As more and more Chinese make their way into Africa seeking opportunities, what will be the cultural impacts on African communities? While many larger Chinese corporations are setting up shop in Africa, there are also individual Chinese businessmen – and women – exploring the opportunities on the African continent. The image above shows an increasingly …

  • Wall Street Journal covers African ingenuity

    Posted Dec 17th, 2007 By in Business, General, Technology With | 1 Comment

    Recently the Wall street Journal’s front page, featured one of the most inspiring stories of African ingenuity today. The front page story, A Young Tinkerer Builds a Windmill, Electrifying a Nation, covers  20-year-old William Kamkwamba, a self-taught Malawian inventor whose make-shift windmills are being used to power his village. Having recently spoken at TED Africa …

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