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Where are Africa’s young leaders? At the AfDB Annual Meetings

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On Monday, May 25 in Abidjan, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), convened African leaders past and present to provoke debate on a vision for the Continent in 50 years’ time. Africa’s best and brightest, including Jean Guy Afrika, Zeinab Camara, Isaac Kwaku Fokou, Ashish Thakkar and Estelle Youssouffa, challenged established leaders Abdourahmane Cissé, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Acha ...

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Educate youth for a better Africa: Deputy Minister

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela, has called for the youth to be educated and skilled so they can build a better future for Africa. “Let us put books and pens in the hands of young people to educate and skill them for a better future for Africa, ...

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Tony Elumelu to speak as President Obama celebrates emerging global entrepreneurs

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African business leader and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu, CON will speak at a White House event hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama this Monday, to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. The May 11th event is a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya this summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United Bank for Africa Chairman is no stranger ...

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UNAMID DDR Wins Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education

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On 28 April 2015, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was declared the Country Winner for Sudan of the 2014 Saville Foundation Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education. The award was given to UNAMID’s Community-based, Labour-Intensive Projects (CLIPs) programme, led by the Mission’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section. UNAMID DDR’s CLIPs programme seeks to bolster peace building ...

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Neotel enables entrepreneurship with Neo-on-the-Move

Sunil Joshi, MD and CEO of Neotel (middle)

Neotel, South Africa’s first converged communications network operator, has announced the launch of Neo-on-the-Move, a programme designed to develop and enable entrepreneurial skills in South Africa and thereby create employment. Neotel has designed its enterprise development programme to ensure a meaningful contribution to employment and skills development in South Africa by growing small businesses. The Neo-on-the-Move programme aims to empower ...

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MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference to spotlight new banking models, entrepreneurship, increasing intra-Africa trade and the impact of bitcoin

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New startup showcase; MIT Africa Innovate Business Plan Competition finalists to compete  Africa has experienced a surge in economic growth and a rising youth population. Many entrepreneurs and businesses are looking to Africa for future opportunities but coming up against hurdles. What innovations are affecting the region and could lead to future business? What can be done to increase trade ...

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AUC School of Business Partners with Top Five Business Schools in Africa to Enhance Entrepreneurship

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The American University in Cairo ( AUC ) signed a novel partnership agreement with a consortium of leading African business schools from four major countries. The newly formed African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE) is committed to sharing resources, expertise and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation and economic development on the continent. AAAE will promote ...

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Centre for entrepreneurship opened in Cape Town

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The Department of Small Business Development is rolling out centres for an entrepreneurship programme in conjunction with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges. “The Department of Small Business Development is expanding the Centre for Entrepreneurship initiative as a vehicle for building entrepreneurial capacity and to provide an opportunity to individuals to start their own entrepreneurial journey,” Minister of ...

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Morocco’s 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit Wraps up

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The 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2014) wrapped up Friday night in Marrakech, after three days of intense debate on how to encourage and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Launched in 2009 by US President Barack Obama, the GES has become a rendezvous of young leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world. This international event brought together a record 6,800 participants, including ...

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King Mohammed VI Welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech

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Remarks Emphasize Role of Business, Women, and Youth in Global Stability, Growth Vice President Biden Announces New Investment Initiatives Today King Mohammed VI welcomed guests of the fifth Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which opened yesterday in Marrakech, Morocco under the theme, “Harnessing the Power of Technology for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” Several thousand entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials from around the ...

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