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This 29-year-old startup founder shares her advice for entrepreneurs

This 29-year-old startup founder shares her advice for entrepreneurs

Amber Venz Box shares her advice for young entrepreneurs.                                                                                         Image: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes   Amber Venz Box has always had...

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Africa Free Trade Agreement: Is Ghana positioned well to benefit?

Africa Free Trade Agreement: Is Ghana positioned well to benefit?

  On March 21, 2018, 44 African leaders gathered at Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the framework that establishes the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTFA) – aimed at creating a single continental market for goods and services as well as a Customs union with free movement of capital and business travelers. In line with this commitment, parliaments of at least 22 countries...

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Over $158m private capital in support of agribusiness – USAID

Over $158m private capital in support of agribusiness – USAID

  Over $158 million has been unlocked in private capital for 2,846 agribusinesses under the USAID Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID FinGAP). Forty (40) per cent of these enterprises are women-led. The five-year project aims to improve financing and investment in agribusinesses operating in the maize, soy, and rice value chains in the Northern Regions. A press statement signed by Rick...

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Startup venture funding jumped more than 50% in Africa last year to a record high

Startup venture funding jumped more than 50% in Africa last year to a record high

With African tech hubs, startups and founders starting to mature and gain deeper understanding of local markets after a few years of heady hype that was more about potential than substance, investors increasingly look towards the continent. Partech Ventures’ latest annual funding report shows that venture capital funding in 2017 reached $560 million, recording 53% year on year growth. The scale of...

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Kankan Musa: The Richest Man in World History

Kankan Musa: The Richest Man in World History

Today, I would like to talk about the richest man planet earth has ever seen… yes, you heard me right, the richest man whose fortune was estimated to be over 400 billion dollars, or 310 billion euros. Did you guess who that was ? If you thought Bill Gates, I am sorry to disappoint you. It is the great Emperor of Mali, Kankan Musa, also...

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This Lesson From Benjamin Franklin in Building Generational Wealth Still Holds Up More Than 200 Years Later

This Lesson From Benjamin Franklin in Building Generational Wealth Still Holds Up More Than 200 Years Later

How much do you need to be worth to have generational wealth? originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Roberson, Stock Trader; Masterpiece Tax Advisors, on Quora: At age 79, American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin designated £1,000 to each of two trust funds, one designated "Boston" (his birthplace), the other "Philadelphia" (his adopted home). The idea was simple: provide loans for young married tradespeople...

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