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Using digital trade for development in Africa

Digital trade is rising in Africa and throughout the world. How can it be managed to deliver development outcomes? This article appraises the challenges and opportunities related to digital trade for African countries, as well as the scope for national and international solutions. When it comes to the digital economy in Africa, there has been a polarised debate between its cheerleaders and sceptics. This article takes the middle road, arguing that while the rise of digital trade brings with it many challenges for developing countries, it can clearly be a…

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Steady e-health growth in Africa, but future bright

Africa is experiencing slow but steady growth in e-health sector, but there future looks bright as bottlenecks are unblocked and startups achieve scale. Investor interest in Africa’s e-health sector has trundled along at a pretty stable rate over the past three years, but there are signs of growing interest. According to the most recent African Tech Startups Funding Report released by Disrupt Africa, 10 e-health startups raised a total of almost US$9.5 million in 2017. This figure was slightly up on the total raised in 2016 – US$8.36 million. Rob…...

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The 1873 Network Business Master Class Episode 5 – Africa’s Road to Prosperity

The 1873 Network Business Master Class show today interviewed, Alice Qi, executive director of Jinlou Water South Africa, one of its members, as part of its on-going campaign to raise awareness on what is required to build an inclusive, prosperous and progressive Africa. The campaign focuses on the role of firms and its actors in delivering the promise. Jinlou Water SA is a subsidiary of Chinese-based Linyi Jinmin Water. The company has extensive expertise in provision of efficient, effective and reliable solutions in the fields of industrial waste-water management, municipal…

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Bank of Hope Africa – Zuma says China-Africa co-operation ‘win-win’.

South African President Jacob Zuma says closer ties between Africa and China will be a “win-win” co-operation. In his closing remarks at a major summit between China and Africa in Johannesburg, he said both sides wanted to “prosper together”. n Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced $60bn (£40bn) of assistance and loans for African states.

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How to make sustainable development a reality

How to make sustainable development a reality. The 25th World Economic Forum on Africa aims to focus on the continent’s efforts to enhance competitiveness, invest in human capital, strengthen risk resilience and harness opportunities arising from technology adoption in all sectors. Over the past decade and a half, Africa has demonstrated a remarkable economic turnaround, growing two to three percentage points faster than global GDP. With the world’s largest youth demographic, Africa’s working-age population is expected to double to 1 billion in the next 25 years, surpassing both China and…

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Business Class: Thought leadership – Towards a Bank of Hope for Africa

I AM part of a pilot project that seeks to discover, collate and showcase some of Africa’s thought leaders on a variety of issues that matter to our common future. I also belong to a “what’s up” group that serves as a platform for participants to share ideas, insights and experiences. One of the issues that sparked a spirited debate last week in my social media network was the question of leadership and the role that leadership should and ought to play in changing the development trajectory of Africa. One…

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Top 10 CEOs in Africa

10 – Nicky Newton King is the first woman to run the Johannesburg Stock Exchange since she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on January 1 2012, having been the deputy for nine years. Originally from Cape Town she is a graduate of Stellenbosch and Cambridge universities and she has three law degrees.

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Factors Hampering Economic Development In Africa

Uhuru, uhuru, tunataka uhuru!! (Freedom, freedom, we want our freedom!) These are some of the chants that became very popular during the colonization period of the 19th and early 20th centuries in most African countries, giving them strength to carry on. African freedom fighters were forced to stay out in the cold of the night and suffer mosquito bites in the forests to counter their enemies, the colonial powers of Europe. Our great-grandfathers struggled and sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of future generations. Years later, the colonial governments…

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