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Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

Cultural Goods Remain Economic Driver in Digital Age – UNESCO Report

A United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report launched today finds that the trade in cultural goods doubled from 2004 to 2013 despite a global recession and a massive shift among consumers of movies and music towards web-based services. The study from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), The Globalisation of Cultural Trade: […]

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

Can the Throw-Away Fashion Industry Lead a New Trend Toward Sustainability?

After oil, fashion is the most polluting industry on the globe, believes Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. But as many industries, from automobiles to agriculture, try to make their products and processes greener, the fashion industry – hardly a leader in conversations on reducing climate change – is starting to shift as […]

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

The 7 Habits of Real Leaders

Ever wonder what life was like before we had gazillions of self-help books and blogs to tell us which habits and routines will make us more effective, productive, liked and even happy? How we should and shouldn’t talk, behave, work and live? – We had role models to look up to — real leaders guided by principles of […]

China’s Mobile Payment Revolution Is Going to Africa

China’s Mobile Payment Revolution Is Going to Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the launch of Apple Pay in mainland China on Feb. 18, Apple has become the first foreign player to secure a place at the table for China’s enormous mobile payment market. The company will be battling for market share with e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Wallet, which […]

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

How Facebook is working to create online safety for African women

No doubt, technology and social media platforms in general are some of the best things to have happened to mankind. With increased connectivity, ‘likes’ and ‘follows’, have shaped the world into a global village of virtual communication. But even so, there are the certain disadvantages of these genius innovations; these include issues like bullying, harassment […]

Egypt Business Forum Promotes Key African Ties

Egypt Business Forum Promotes Key African Ties

Sharm el-Sheikh — Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el Sisi is calling on African leaders to invest in education so that the continent’s peoples can acquire the skills to contribute to the region’s economic growth. “Africa needs to concentrate on transforming societies .. using innovation and research as a basis for future success,” he said . […]

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

  (1) Acumen Fund Acumen is a charity organisation incorporated in 2001 with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. The Acumen Fund invests in entrepreneurs who have the capability to bring sustainable solutions to big problems. In May 2014, The Acumen Fund co-invested $1.5 million in Esoko Networks […]

Video: Minute Motivation with Doyin

Quiz Intro When my children were a lot younger and I was invited to birthday parties, I found the parties I enjoyed most were those with just one exit door – I simply sat near the door. I knew that as long as the kids didn’t go past me at that door, they were safe […]

Synergy In Business

Synergy In Business

It is said that synergy is a business enhancer. I agree totally because I believe also that synergy is the way to move forward in most things in life.  One of the religious books even states: One person can chase 1000 (enemies) but TWO can chase 10,000 – a multiplying supernatural equation that defies explanation. […]

The Ugly Reality of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Here are some of the challenges female entrepreneurs face in the startup world. “It’s so nice when a housewife has an idea.” That was the first eye-opening comment I heard when I was trying to raise funding for my company. It was also the first time I realized that being a woman entrepreneur would present […]