YALI courses do African entrepreneurs no good

Ademola Adenle, Colorado State University Growing youth unemployment remains a socio-economic challenge in Africa. Several initiatives, including foreign development aid programmes, are being deployed to address this. Many come with noble intentions. But they are undermined by the flawed approach of parachuting solutions made in the West. A study focusing on a seven year old …

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Barack Obama’s legacy for African democracy advocates?

John J Stremlau, University of the Witwatersrand American President Donald Trump’s February 13 calls to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma are his first signals of interest in sub-Sahara Africa. Trump reportedly raised two US priorities: terrorism and trade. We don’t know if his counterparts found his assertions to be credible or …

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Donald Trump & Africa News Headlines – 19 November 2016

A compilation of news headlines from around the globe related to the incoming administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Africa south of the Sahara. Somali Singer Releases Song Calling on Somali-Americans not to Fear US President-Elect Donald Trump Source: Zegabi Christians in South Sudan Jubilant Over Trump Victory, Religious Freedom Advocate Says Source: Christian …

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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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