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I first learned of Ingressive International in January 2016, when I shared a panel with its founder and chief executive, Maya Horgan Famodu, at the 19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit organized by the RainbowPUSH Coalition. We spoke at the summit’s International Investment Forum on...
In 2015, German pharma Merck KGaA launched a digital health accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya, its first such accelerator outside Germany. “Africa is one of the most promising and dynamic digital markets with an innovative startup culture. With our accelerator program we aim to become part of it,”...
Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a leading Washington, D.C., business association focused on promoting U.S.-Africa trade and investment, named Florizelle (Florie) Liser, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa, to be its next president and CEO, effective Jan. 23, 2017. Liser succeeds...
There has been no shortage of recipes promulgated, tested (and discarded) with the declared intent of turning Africa into a truly independent continen...
Prepared to follow on from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unveiled with the aim of taking steps to...
During my current visit to Africa, while sitting in my hotel room, I reflected upon how and why I ended up in Africa initially and now. I remembered a...