One in three entrepreneurs in Africa admit to facing challenges in building and establishing their businesses. These challenges include lack of start up capital, failure to draw up business plans and lack of skills to drive their businesses to profitable sustainability. This year 1,000 entrepreneurs from across the continent are gathered in Lagos Nigeria for … Continue reading The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum 2017 kicks off in Lagos, Nigeria
Parents in areas where cases of defilement have been reported said they preferred to take fines and marry off their pregnant teenage daughters - Isis Wicce Survey October 11 each year is International Day of the Girl child (Day of the girl mainly in the united States). I still have sharp memories from the night I … Continue reading #DayOfTheGirl: The Girl Child with no choices
Information - what is it? why is it so important? why do those who don't have access to it have a dark cloud hanging over them? who gives Access to Information? What controls how much information reaches the public? And just why is it a big deal for people around the world to have unlimited access to … Continue reading Access to Information as a tool for sustainable development
We are so rich, yet so poor... Extractives are a very critical part of mineral rich economies across Africa. Extractives contribute directly to countries' Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Africa alone is home to about 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, 10% of the world’s oil, and 8% of the world’s natural gas. At the same … Continue reading Extractives in Africa: Where are the young people?
China🇨🇳 it is said has the highest carbon emissions worldwide followed by India🇮🇳. Thing is China manufactures products for nearly the rest of the world. It is more than likely that over 50% of the products in the United States🇺🇸 got the MADE IN CHINA label; enough to tell and show us that the Green … Continue reading Ordinary views on the Paris Accord
It's Press Freedom week...critical minds for critical times Great strides have been made in ensuring press freedom across Africa (well at least compared to a decade ago). Some countries have relaxed laws while some have tightened theirs to regulate the fourth estate around the continent. The challenging reality though is that intimidation of journalists by … Continue reading Press Freedom, Social Media, Fake News and other short stories in between
On October 20-21st 2016, I had the honor of moderating the African Development and Infrastructure Convention (ADIC) 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland, a two day event geared towards opening up avenues to allow African business Owners (both small and large) pitch projects to the rest of the world. In its second edition the turn out was … Continue reading Africa Day: Are we our own enemies?