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Leti Arts: Bringing African History to the World, one Superhero at a Time

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According to a recent report by global research firm Newzoo, gamers around the world will generate $99.6 billion in revenues in 2016. Poised to capitalize on this booming industry is Leti Arts, a Ghana and Kenya-based game studio that has been producing interactive media products since 2009. We recently had a chat with Eyram Tawia,…

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23 African Startups to Keep an Eye On

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African startups are are taking the continent by storm. This new generation of entrepreneurs is not satisfied with sitting back and hoping someone will give them a job or create the goods or services they want and need. They are doing it themselves and the world is taking notice. Last year, African tech startups received…

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15 Black Owned Businesses in Paris

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We’re back at it with another guide to shopping Black in the Diaspora. This time, we’re highlighting 15 Black owned businesses in Paris.  Let’s show some love to our brothers and sisters in the “City of Light”. Black Owned Businesses in Paris   FOOD Café Dapper by Chef Loïc Dablé  is located a stone’s throw…

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9 Black Owned Ethical Fashion Brands from Across the Globe

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A growing number of consumers worldwide are becoming more conscious of which businesses they spend their money with. Whether it’s with a Black owned business, an eco-friendly business or a business that creates jobs in developing countries, consumers want to create positive change by supporting brands that know how to “act right”. This practice is…

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What Africa Needs: Trade Not Aid

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“Trade Not Aid” is a popular phrase used by proponents of the idea that instead of giving ‘free money’ to Africa to fight poverty and hunger, donors should support job and business creation through foreign direct investment. Don’t get me wrong, not all aid is bad. I am not referring to emergency aid given in situations like a…

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Nigerian Billionaire, Tony Elumelu announces the 2nd Round of his $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

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Last year, Tony Elumelu, a philanthropist and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen, announced the creation of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs. The goal of the programme is to help up to 10,000 African entrepreneurs  develop their ideas into sustainable businesses.   In 2015, TEEP empowered 1,000 African entrepreneurs, selected…

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