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Helping Africa Embrace Sustainable Development and Business

Our planet’s resources aren’t infinite. Unsustainable production and consumption have endangered life on our planet and resulted in major economic and social costs. We as world citizens need to change our ways to ensure that we don’t deplete natural resources. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to

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Business Opportunities in the Telecommunications Sector Open Up, Thanks to the Snowden Scandal

From June to August 2013, the Obama administration was shaken up by the revelations of Edward Snowden, who introduced the world to the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) espionage activities. The NSA’s intelligence programs were originally created to collect information on individuals and groups suspected of terrorism. However, documents released by the former

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Why Young Professionals Are Returning to Africa

With a young population (ages 15 to 24) of over 200 million people and a new movement meant to bring peace and prosperity to the continent well underway, everything is in place to position Africa to become the epicenter of the 21st century economy. A 2013 report published by the World Bank noted that the continent is

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Why the Time to Invest in Africa Is Now

There’s never been a better time to invest in Africa than now, according to a number of new reports exploring the massive changes taking place on the continent. Africa has experienced significant growth over the past couple of years. For example, the Sub-Saharan region experienced an impressive growth of 6.3% in 2009, according to the

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The Battle For Africa Between China and the US

Here’s an interesting take on the battle for Africa and its power in the future economy:Africa is the last untapped Keynesian credit growth economic region of the world. China and the US are aggressively chasing down ‘assets’ in Africa, particularly in the equatorial region. However, the two nations are engaged in very difference tactics for

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Does the Future of Money Transfers in Africa Lie in Mobile Money?

The exaggerated cost of remittances, or sending money, has become a burden for sub-Saharan Africa and its people. In a report published in July 2014, the World Bank reported that the average total cost of transferring money to and within Africa was 11.01% of the amount sent in Q2 2014. The fees charged for remittances vary widely, depending

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