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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? | World Economic Forum

Gerald Chirinda, World Economic Forum The Africa Continental Free Trade Area will boost African entrepreneurship Image: REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri, Featured Image Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, accounting for $4 trillion in spending and investment across the 54 countries. The AfCFTA will give entrepreneurs across the continent access to a much larger market. It’s therefore important that young African entrepreneurs understand how the AfCFTA could benefit them and their ventures. As awareness is raised, entrepreneurs should begin crafting […]

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Why white South Africans are turning to the ANC while black voters desert Mandela’s party | The Telegraph

Adrian Blomfield, The Telegraph Photo: Ramaphosa, with Mandela looking on (in mural form). Photo: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP, Featured Image may be the Rainbow Nation, but the political history of South Africa has long been writ in black and white. Quarter of a century after the end of apartheid, however, there is a twist in the script. On Wednesday, when South Africa votes in a general election, some of the country’s whites will mark their ballots for the African National Congress for the first time. In contrast, a growing number of blacks are set to turn their backs on the party that […]

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World’s Largest Museum dedicated to Black Civilizations opens in Senegal | Shoppe Black

After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is finally opening what has been described as the largest museum of Black civilization in the capital, Dakar. With close to 14,000 square metres of floor space and capacity for 18,000 exhibits, the new Museums of Black Civilizations is already capable of competing with the National Museum of African American History in Washington. Shoppe Black Staff, Shoppe Black Full article @ Shoppe Black Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Building Wakandas: African Union Ambassador on How the AU Is Helping All Blacks Overcome ‘The Seed of Divide and Conquer’ | Atlanta Black Star

Kim Dankoor, Atlanta Black Star African Union is a continental body that consists of all of the 55 African nations, and its mission can be described as overcoming the greatest weapon that colonial powers have used against Black people: the strategy of divide and conquer. The AU’s ambassador to the United States and the Caribbean, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, states that people of African descent have become the most disrespected people on earth because their voices are missing in action and there is a deficit of cooperation and trust among this group. She further says that other ethnic groups stick together […]

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Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana | CNN

Aanu Adeoye, CNN, CNN Farmers in Tanzania are using the Nuru app to better manage their cassava crops. CNN, Featured Image A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phone based on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company outsourced to help developers create solutions to real-world problems. When people think of Artificial Intelligence, they most likely think of scenes from science fiction […]

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