Blog entries from: The Africa Chronicles

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December 1 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Mon Dec 1 2014, 09:29:00

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the launch of a $100m Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative - The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme - a multi-year programme of training, funding, and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

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From The Africa Chronicles Mon Dec 1 2014, 07:10:00

Global law firm White & Case LLP (W&C) has appointed one of Africa's rising stars, Ghanaian-national Joshua Siaw, as global Partner in its banking and finance practice with immediate effect. Formerly Director of W&C's Africa practice in London, the promotion makes Siaw, 30, the youngest ever global Partner at the elite international law firm and, the youngest Partner amongst all of the leading international law firms in the City of London.

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November 22 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Sat Nov 22 2014, 12:00:00

Teodoro de Jesus Xavier Poulson, a Member of the Investment Committee of the Fundo Activo de Capital de Risco Angolano speaks to Mfonobong Nsehe about Angola's economic potential, the business opportunities available in the country, and why investors from all over the world should take notice.

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November 21 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Fri Nov 21 2014, 09:40:00

Saham Finances, a Pan-African insurance firm controlled by Moroccan multi-millionaire Moulay Hafid Elalamy, has reportedly acquired a 40% in Nigerian non-life insurer Unitrust Insurance, a company owned by Nigerian billionaire General Theophilus Danjuma.

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November 19 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Wed Nov 19 2014, 09:50:00

Seven people on the 2013 list fell from the ranks of the new 2014 list of Africa's 50 Richest. Here they are.

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From The Africa Chronicles Wed Nov 19 2014, 09:50:00

Meet the six newcomers to the 2014 Forbes list of Africa's 50 Richest.

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November 10 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Mon Nov 10 2014, 13:16:00

Africa's richest woman Isabel Dos Santos has reportedly made a $1.5 billion bid for Portugal Telecom (PT) SGPS SA, a company that owns a 25.7% stake in the Brazilian telecom operator Oi.

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November 9 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Sun Nov 9 2014, 16:51:00

Mara Group, the Pan-African conglomerate founded by Ugandan businessman Ashish J. Thakkar, plans to challenge the dominance of WhatsApp in Africa with the launch of Mara Messenger, a new messenger App targeted at Africans all across the world.

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November 7 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Fri Nov 7 2014, 13:11:00

Ugandan-born multi-millionaire entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar, the founder of Mara Group, is not giving up on Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic's space mission just yet despite a recent fatal accident.

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November 6 2014

From The Africa Chronicles Thu Nov 6 2014, 17:22:00

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is the 2nd most powerful man in Africa, according to FORBES Magazine's latest ranking of the World's Most Powerful People.

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