The global gathering of some of the world’s most powerful and influential political, business and academic leaders in the now famous Switzerland town of Davos, opens last week with the formidable presence of Nigerian businessmen, including Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group; banker turned serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and champion of Africapitalism, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, as well as Wale Tinubu, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oando Group, in attendance.

Read more: Dangote, Elumelu, Tinubu, lead Nigeria’s business elite to WEF 2015

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka on Friday, January 16 expressed optimism that 2015 holds an opportunity for the African continent to achieve progress in economic growth depending on the political will of African Governments. “It will depend on the policy stance of the countries, and the choices that they make or do not make,” he said.

Read more: Sustainable economic growth and peaceful elections should be Africa's focus in 2015

The Africa Business Club, a Member of Student Clubs of HBS, Inc., Announces the 17th Annual Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School
 
 
The Africa Business Club, a Member of Student Clubs of HBS, Inc., announced the 17th Annual Africa Business Conference to be held at Harvard Business School. The event will be held from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March, 2015.
 
The conference is the world’s largest student-run event focused on business in Africa, bringing together preeminent keynote speakers, expert panelists, and nearly 1,500 passionate students and professionals from across the globe to discuss and debate important African business and leadership topics. This year’s conference will continue the tradition of professional networking with inspirational leaders, thought-provoking talks, and an enriching experience for all the attendees. The conference will culminate with the annual conference gala at a new location, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston’s historic waterfront district, followed by an after-party featuring a world-famous musical performer. 

Read more: Quench your thirst for Africa’s stellar growth at HBSABC

 

 
This competition of ideas is sponsored by the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in collaboration with the World Bank. Check out our knowledge share website for the latest information on the competition and exchange of ideas among participants.
Register for the competition here.

Read more: How Should We Finance the Future?

 
World leading innovative, and fashionable portable charger Puku is set to announce a brand new multi-year partnership with Victoria's Secret as the official charger for the brands inaugural London Fashion Show this December.

Read more: Puku set to sponsor Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

 
Proving that in New York City you can find interesting opportunities almost anywhere,  Esosa and Abiodun,  co-founders of Cosign, met while riding in a busy subway car in city. The two struck up a conversation about retail technology and mobile app building.  What later spawned from that chat is truly enterprising. Biodun came from an engineering background and worked at Startups in NYC, while Esosa worked in finance for Citigroup for many years. 
 

Read more: COSIGN is the New Fresh, Fund the App that Pays!

Parents are considered by many to be the best teachers. In the case of Meck Khalfan they were certainly the best examples and motivators. As members of the Chagga of Tanzania, Khalfan explains that they were great business people. His father was a mechanic while his mother ran a clothing business. As he grew, he observed both his parents and their respective approaches to work. His dad was reliable and did his work thoroughly without cutting corners, while his mother used a variety of sources to stock her clothing business.

Read more: Meck Khalfan: A Dream Affirmed

 
As an internationally acclaimed architect and innovator, how has visiting 52 African capital cities helped inspire creativity within your work?
The project opened me up to the realization that in dealing with the community, I was incorporating the notions of history, place and patterns. Returning to Africa, I realized that is how I think of geography: it is more than just a school text book; it is really the phenomenon of place, or the way in which it conditions communities, cities, and societies that in turn form a place. When you move around a lot, you start to realize how explicitly those geographies inform the ways of cities and places. There is a very primary geography in Africa and it was surprising that the diverse cultures of the Continent don’t always recognize this. It is very clear in Africa, how neighboring cultures are so different from one another. These things –history, place and patterns—are a very important part of the matrix.

Read more: DAVID ADJAYE A futurist is intrigued

 
Born out of tiphub’s mission to support innovation in Africa and the African Diaspora, Diaspora Demo Days serves to highlight high growth and high impact technology and social entrepreneurs that are passionate about Africa. Diaspora Demo bridges the disconnect of the growing pools of capital dedicated to impact developing economies of Africa, Diaspora communities large remittance streams, and the startup technology and social innovators that are in the missing middle.

Read more: Tiphub boost startup creativity with Diaspora Demo Day

With a commitment to boost electricity supply in Nigeria, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the Federal Government are on track to restore uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians and to complete ongoing independent power projects spread across the country.

Read more: USA Investing in Nigerian Economic Development, Solar Power

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