Category : General

  • 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 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 …

  • Ghana’s Black Stars celebrate World Cup push (video)

    Posted Jul 1st, 2010 By in Events, Featured, Games, General, Sports With | Comments Off on Ghana’s Black Stars celebrate World Cup push (video)

    I’m quite proud to be a Ghanaian right about now. The Black Stars haven’t just made Ghanaians proud. Being the only African team left in the cup, they are being cheered on by fans across the continent – all wanting the dancing to continue right through to the final. – BBC Video: The Black Stars, …

  • Why Africa aid campaigns FAIL (free ebook)

    Posted May 19th, 2010 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General, Politics With | 6 Comments

    On April 27, 2010 the popular website Mashable ran a post titled 1MillionShirts Leverages Social Media to Help Clothe Africa. The post was about a new charitable campaign launched by a pair of US-based social media marketing professionals whose goal was to get everyday consumers to “Help us send one million t-shirts to the people …

  • Do we need an African version of Vogue Magazine?

    Posted May 18th, 2010 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Fashion, General With | 5 Comments

    Recently, Paris-based Cameroonian photographer, Mauro Epanya, created a layout of what a possible African version of the trend-setting fashion glossy, Vogue Magazine would/could look like. The images, though creatively done, have sparked a debate about the merits of an African version of Vogue. In a well thought out analysis, Uduak at Labybrille Magazine, outlines the …

  • Bill Gates: Mobiles not PCs for global health in developing markets

    Posted Apr 28th, 2010 By in Business, Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Politics, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on Bill Gates: Mobiles not PCs for global health in developing markets

    via Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates recently sat down at UC Berkeley to discuss the need for personal computers versus cell phones in so-called developing markets.

  • Africa’s digital revolution (video)

    Posted Apr 26th, 2010 By in Business, Film/Television, General, Technology With | Comments Off on Africa’s digital revolution (video)

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide features a short video on Africa’s digital revolution. The video, highlights the use of digital tools, online and mobile, by young Kenyans to bridge the learning and economic gap. A key observation when watching the video is the underlying shift from formal organized education to informal individual education as a result of …

  • African youth and the African brand (presentation)

    Posted Apr 21st, 2010 By in Business, Editor's Note, Fashion, Featured, Film/Television, General, Music, Technology, Travel With | 4 Comments

    A few weeks ago, I was honored to be invited to Harvard University to give a short talk and participate in the  Rebranding Africa through the Youth panel as part of their Africa Focus series. The panel was a lively, collaborative one with both panelists and attendees providing perspectives on the topic. As a follow-up, I’ve put …

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