The continent's entrepreneurs are helping Africa to capitalize on its vast natural resources and make its economies the world's fastest growing and most dynamic. From high finance, to sewing cooperatives and small-scale food processors, here's a look into how Africa's businesspeople are making new products and creating jobs and how they can be helped.
Continent's businesspeople need some basics in order to start 'doing it for themselves.'
BOSTON — It would be great to say that Africa’s entrepreneurs are ‘doing it for themselves.’ But that’s not exactly the case. Work needs to be done to create environments where emerging businesspeople can thrive.
JAKARTA — Senior Indonesian officials say they are looking for an uninhabited island to accommodate some 10,000 asylum seekers and refugees waiting for resettlement, as they have become a “burden.” The solution might sound farfetched or even inhumane, but Indonesia has resorted to it during past refugee crises.
TUNIS — Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.
JOHANNESBURG — When Robert Mugabe prattled on for too long at a recent ruling party congress, his wife Grace handed him a note. The nonagenarian president, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, took pause. “My wife has written a note; she says I’m talking too much,” Mugabe announced. “That’s how I am treated even at home, so I must listen.”