September, 2010

  • Wal-Mart plans Africa debut with $4.2 billion buy of S. Africa’s Massmart

    Posted Sep 27th, 2010 By in General With | Comments Off on Wal-Mart plans Africa debut with $4.2 billion buy of S. Africa’s Massmart

    The Guardian reports that USA-based Wal-Mart , the world’s biggest supermarket, is planning into Africa with a $4.2 billion bid e to buy South Africa’s third-largest retailer MassMart. Massmart has 290 shops, mostly in South Africa, with 24 stores in 12 other African countries including Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana. It manages eight wholesale …

  • Join me at the 2010 World Business Forum

    Posted Sep 13th, 2010 By in General With | 1 Comment

    This October, I’ll be attending the 6th Annual World Business Forum, an annual global business summit held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The World Business Forum brings together an incredible lineup of speakers, specifically tailored to provide you with the latest insights on three overarching areas critical to the success of …

  • Trailer: Warner Bros’ World Cup-inspired film ‘Africa United’

    Posted Sep 8th, 2010 By in General With | Comments Off on Trailer: Warner Bros’ World Cup-inspired film ‘Africa United’

    via youtube.com SYNOPSIS: “Africa United” is the extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized protagonists set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit …

  • Bob Geldof to front $750 million private equity Africa investment fund

    Posted Sep 6th, 2010 By in General With | 2 Comments

    Mr Geldof, who has long campaigned against poverty in Africa, has been planning to launch the fund for several years but his efforts were delayed by the onset of the financial crisis. He is expected to use his knowledge of African development to source deals for the fund, although sources close to the situation insisted …

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