After Obama comes the big challenge for Africa’s entrepreneurs

Antonio Malfense Fierro, University of Hull Though the tour of East Africa by the US president, Barack Obama, has wound up, the chatter about opportunities for foreign investment in the region continues unabated. Following Obama’s speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, a series of investments has been announced to help entrepreneurs across Kenya. …

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Obama’s hangover: Capitalising on the hype

By Nicola Pearson Even the most hardened critic of Barack Obama’s US presidency couldn’t help but be caught up in the passion of his visit to East Africa last month. Nairobi was on full alert for the visit, having spent millions of dollars to clean up and secure roads and locations. Mobile ringtones of Obama’s …

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Africa News Headlines for 6 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. ‘Nuclear shadow’ created to commemorate Congo village linked to Hiroshima Source: Times LIVE 7 reasons why it’s awesome to be a female African director Source: New York Amsterdam News Two Ghanaians listed in FT’s top “25 Africans to watch” Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Barack Obama serenaded with surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ at Young African Leaders Summit Source: The Independent High-profile attacks in Burundi have country on edge Source: Christian Science Monitor SA’s Agoa membership not decided Source: IOL/Business Report Why Obama is losing Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 August 2015

A round-up of Africa news headlines from across the globe during the past 24 hours. Major U.S. airlines halt carrying African hunting trophies after Cecil the Lion killing Source: MarketWatch Air Canada bans African animal trophies as freight Source: CBC News Pharrell Braces for Protests During South African Tour Source: Rolling Stone UN General Assembly …

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