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New Online Course from Harvard teaches Africans How to Build Scalable Businesses to Solve African Problems

The course provides a series of time-tested lecture content and active reading assignments

Africa has complex and unique business opportunities.  Harvard Business School professors are launching a new online course to teach entrepreneurs how to build scalable businesses designed to solve core problems in Africa. Unlike other business courses, this one focuses on identifying points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts through live…

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Equity Bank’s Group Executive talks philanthropy during Covid-19 at Africa.com Webinar

The webinar series draws the largest-ever gathering of African business leaders each week

Dr. James Mwangi, Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings and Executive Chairman of the Equity Group Foundation will be featured in a fireside chat with Harvard Business School Professor Caroline Elkins on July 22, 2020 at 5pm EAT, as part of Africa.com’s webinar series Crisis Management for African…

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Graça Machel and Melinda Gates Call for Action for Women & Girls on Africa.com

The webinar will take place on Africa.com and the conversation will be moderated by Africa.com CEO, Teresa Clarke

On Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 18:30 - 19:00 South Africa time (SAST), Graça Machel and Melinda Gates will deliver a powerful call to action for public and private sector leaders to address gender equality as Africa undertakes its reconstruction efforts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar will take…

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Digital Consumer Trends that Will Continue to Dominate Daily Life in Africa

The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time

Africa.com kicks off another five sessions of its successful webinar series in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders - the largest ever gathering of c-suite executives in Africa. The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time. The first…

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New analyses and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s agricultural and food systems

Safeguarding Africa's Food Systems Through and Beyond the Crisis, features experts working with agricultural companies on development strategies

Africa.com, in collaboration with McKinsey & Co., will host the next session of Crisis Management for African Business Leaders on June 17. Safeguarding Africa's Food Systems Through and Beyond the Crisis, features experts working with agricultural companies on development strategies, introduction of technology and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the…

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Fortune 500 CEO to Speak at Africa.com Webinar

We honor his courage to be outspoken, and look forward to his remarks on What African Business Leaders Need to Know about Social Movements that Have Gained Momentum in 2020

This week Africa.com welcomes Jide Zeitlin, Chairman and CEO of Tapestry, Inc. - parent company to luxury brands Coach, Kate Spade & Stuart Weitzman to its webinar. Jide spent the first 20 years of his career at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he held a number of senior management…

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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. will Speak at Africa.com Webinar on Crisis Management for African Business Leaders

Africa.com’s webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, addresses the unprecedented challenges African executives are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic

The 82nd Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr., will provide opening remarks for the largest-ever gathering of senior African business leaders. The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. served President Barack Obama from 2009-2015, and is currently a partner at Covington & Burling, LLP. The panel, “Law…

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Meet the Winners of Africa.com’s Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19 Competition

A “Shark Tank” style competition

Six finalists were chosen from a wide field of applicants to compete on today’s Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19, a “Shark Tank” style contest in which entrepreneurs competed for prizes.  The judges for the competition were Juliet Ehimuan, Director, West Africa-Google; Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner and Chairman of Convergence Partners;…

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Showcasing Brilliant African Innovation against COVID-19

Lion’s Den, a “Shark Tank” pitch style, impact competition

Join Lion’s Den on 27 May to vote for your favorite African entrepreneur innovating against COVID-19. The session is part of Africa.com’s ongoing webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, developed with faculty from Harvard Business School. Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19 is a pitch competition to showcase and…

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Poll Reveals Half of African Business Leaders Do Not Think that African Governments are Taking Women’s Issues into Consideration as They Develop Policies to Address COVID-19

28% think that African governments are taking women’s issues into consideration as they develop policies to address COVID-19. 25% had no opinion on the matter

In a live poll conducted by Africa.com on May 13 as part of its webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders, 47% of webinar participants do not think that African governments are taking women’s issues into consideration as they develop policies to address COVID-19.  28% think that African governments…