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Africa Produces 75% of Cocoa But Gets 2% of $100b Chocolate Market Revenue | Ghana Business News

For centuries, the economies of African countries have been made dependent on advanced economies, and despite the enormous amount of natural resources in Africa, over 500 million citizens continue to live in poverty. A case in point is the cocoa and chocolate industries. Even though Africa produces 75 per cent of all the cocoa in the world, the continent gets only 2 per cent of the $100 billion revenue from the chocolate industry. It is not any different with the mining sector either. Jean Noel Francois, the Acting Director, Department of Trade and Industry at the African Union (AU) Commission […]

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Africa’s female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens | The Guardian Despite the compelling narrative about African women becoming titans of industry, sexism and inequality make scaling up impossible for many entrepreneurs

Despite the compelling narrative about African women becoming titans of industry, sexism and inequality make scaling up impossible for many entrepreneurs.

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Jennings Junior High leads 2.8-mile trek to raise money for a well in Kenya | The St. Louis American “We’re walking for water!” a Jennings Junior School student shouted while waving a sign at passing cars. Many honked in solidarity.

“We’re walking for water!” a Jennings Junior School student shouted while waving a sign at passing cars. Many honked in solidarity.

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Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa | The New York Times When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a good job in the high-tech economy.

When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a good job in the high-tech economy.

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Afropreneurs: This Company Is Introducing Ethiopia to the Ease of Food Delivery – Okay Africa When Feleg Tsegaye left a promising career at the U.S. Federal Reserve to return to his parents’ homeland of Ethiopia, the one thing he found himself missing most was something common to almost every major American city: Food Delivery.

When Feleg Tsegaye left a promising career at the U.S. Federal Reserve to return to his parents’ homeland of Ethiopia, the one thing he found himself missing most was something common to almost every major American city: Food Delivery.

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