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Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon's Health Care Startup Has an Inexperienced CEO. It's a Genius Move

Know when to hire from within and when to hire an outsider.<p>In January, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon (the CEOs of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan, respectively) announced they would disrupt the health care system with a new venture. It will start with coverage for their …

Health Care

South Africa Plans Sweeping Changes to Health-Care System

South Africa’s health-care system may face a major overhaul as the government moves ahead with plans to implement mandatory national insurance and …

Health Care

Young Nigerians Can Get Going With Rail Degree, In China!

Nigeria's Plan to Upgrade Rail Links Comes With Hefty Price Tag<p>The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that the government is seeking …

Africa

Hopes turn to mining revival as Nigeria tries to shake its oil addiction

Ilesa, Nigeria — Nigeria is looking to revive the moribund mining sector as it seeks to diversify revenues following the 2014 crash in global crude …

Africa

5 South African tech startups doing very clever things

Startupbootcamp – which supports early-stage tech founders to scale their companies by providing direct access to an international network of …

South Africa

Bird is the fastest startup ever to reach a $1 billion valuation

Electric scooter startup Bird is the fastest company to reach a valuation of $1 billion.<p>Bird, one of many scooter startups currently sweeping the US, was last valued at $400 million after closing $100 million in series B funding in early March. In late May, Bird was reported to be raising $150 …

Venture Capital

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Financial Services

The Women’s Libido Pill Is Back, and So Is the Controversy

Depending on whom you ask, Addyi is the overdue answer to an unmet need or just another way to shame women.<p>This past January, when Cindy Eckert got …

Pharma

Nigeria moves to boost cocoa sector

IBADAN (NIGERIA) (AFP) -<p>Cocoa House in Ibadan, southwest Nigeria, was built with the earnings from exports of cocoa beans and at 26 storeys was once the country's tallest building.<p>Profits from sales of the commodity -- prized around the world as the basic ingredient for chocolate -- used to be …

Africa

BBOXX Is Delivering Off-Grid Energy To The Developing World

Although access to mobile phones, retail banking and internet connectivity has soared in the past decade across the developing world, it remains a frustrating reality that over a billion people – across the continent and the rest of the developed world – have no access to electricity. Less than a …

Off-grid

In Artificial Intelligence, Young Ethiopians Eye a Fertile Future

A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of coders.<p>“I don’t think Homo …

Artificial Intelligence

Nigeria Bets on Oil to Get to Its 3.5% Economic Growth Goal

Nigeria’s government insists the economy of Africa’s biggest crude producer is on track to expand by 3.5 percent this year due to increased oil …

Africa

Ivory Coast Seeks Return of Golden Age With Roads, Bridges

Ivory Coast plans to renew most of its road network and ease congestion in the largest city, Abidjan, as part of a $6.4 billion plan to improve …

Africa

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.<p>Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world's nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per …

Africa

How One CEO Hit $100M In Sales By Building His Career Through Social Media

When people think about social media marketing, they tend to jump to Facebook ad strategies and content schedules, photography versus video analytics, and engagement rates. But when you really distill down social media to its most fundamental purpose, it is the thing that most often gets forgotten …

Entrepreneurship

Ethiopian Airlines is unstoppable with its plans to take over Africa’s skies

Ethiopian Airlines is proving to be unstoppable in its plans to take over Africa’s skies.<p>This month, the company announced new aircraft purchases valued at around $332 million to help solidify its domestic and regional reach. The order of the Q400 turboprops will expand its Bombardier fleet to 39 …

W. Africa Crude-Under pressure, despite Nigerian outages

© Reuters. W. Africa Crude-Under pressure, despite Nigerian outages<p>LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - West African crude differentials were under pressure on …

Wole Soyinka urges Nigeria’s anti-corruption body to arrest corrupt leaders

In 2015, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was voted into office on the basis of his strong anti-corruption promise. Nigerians were tired of the …

Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on fighting corruption

Nigeria's former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said she will not stay silent over corruption.<p>The Harvard-educated economist has written the book Fighting Corruption is Dangerous about her time in office<p>She spoke to presenter Peter Okwoche on BBC Focus on Africa.

The township entrepreneur who built his spinach empire with less than $3

Lufefe Nomjana<p><b>Lufefe Nomjana (also known as the Spinach King) is the 28-year-old South African entrepreneur building a business empire around spinach</b> …

Nigerian Multi-millionaire Oilman Muhammadu Indimi Shares Business Lessons At Harvard

Nigerian energy entrepreneur and founder of Oriental Energy Resources, Muhammadu Indimi, has reiterated the importance of partnership and collaboration in the long-term success of businesses.<p>He made the submission on Thursday while sharing Lessons in business, leadership and life at the May edition …

Nigeria secures $2.4 billion currency deal with China

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Africa's largest economy has moved to boost trade with China.<p>Nigeria, China have announced they will conduct a currency swap amounting to nearly $2.4 billion, making trade between the two countries less reliant on the US dollar.<p>In a statement released by the People's Bank of …

How To Get People To Actually Follow Your Vision And Values

People actually follow visions and values when they commit to them, see them turned into followable guiding principles, practice them consistently and have them reinforced. We’ve become so used to people’s actions having so little in common with organizations’ stated values that it’s hardly even …

Leadership

French Billionaire Vincent Bollore Arrested For Alleged Corruption In Africa

French billionaire Vincent Bollore was arrested and detained on Tuesday near Paris over allegations that he indirectly influenced election outcomes for governments in West Africa and secured lucrative port contracts for his company in return.<p>According to a report by the BBC, Bollore, 66, who is the …

Nigerian Bank UBA Sees African Units Making Up 50% of Profit

Nigerian lender United Bank for Africa Plc expects its operations in 18 other African countries to account for half of its earnings over the next …

Ghana Economic Growth Rate More Than Doubles in 2017 to 8.5%

Ghana’s economy expanded at the fastest rate in five years in 2017 as oil and gas production surged.<p>Gross domestic product expanded 8.5 percent last …

A rosy future: Nestlé launches pink KitKats with ruby chocolate

The chocolate coating is an Instagrammable lurid lipstick pink with the promise of a unique “intense fruity taste”.<p>UK consumers will next week be the first in Europe able to buy Nestlé’s four-finger KitKat, made with so-called ruby chocolate from specially selected cocoa beans.<p>KitKat is the first …

KitKat

Nestle is launching a pink KitKat and this is where you can get them in the UK - Cornwall Live

There is big news for those who love biscuits and chocolate as Nestle is launching a new KitKat.<p>That’s right, they are only launching a pink KitKat …

Here's Why Facebook Just Gained $21 Billion in Value

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced off with a room full of senators on Tuesday in what many believed would be a tough grilling about privacy in the …

Key moments from Mark Zuckerberg's Senate testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook, appeared before lawmakers for the first time on Tuesday to answer questions about how his social networking juggernaut handles its 2.2 billion users’ private data, as well as the role the company played in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …

Internet