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RWANDA-Writers and Publishers Work to Build Information Bridges

The Award team traveled across Africa to learn how entrepreneurs are creating jobs and improving lives in new ways. In our On the Road with the Award series, we share on-the-ground observations of these entrepreneurs who we witnessed building the future of their countries.   Moses wants to build a bridge. Not a physical bridge. But an information bridge. A …

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BOTSWANA-Marula and Grains: New Economic Commodities in Botswana

The Award team traveled across Africa to learn how entrepreneurs are creating jobs and improving lives in new ways. In our On the Road with the Award series, we share on-the-ground observations of these entrepreneurs who we witnessed building the future of their countries.   While diamonds are forever, Botswana’s economy shines even brighter with entrepreneurs looking to break the …

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – A New Approach to Agriculture

In the 2016 African Entrepreneurship Award, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has two entrepreneurs in the Top 50! The beating heart of Africa, the DRC is full of entrepreneurs ready to create jobs and improve lives, particularly in the agriculture sector. Remy Banyurambona brings passion and environmental expertise to his community agriculture venture in the Democratic Republic of the …

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MOZAMBIQUE-From Ports to Prescriptions

Our African Entrepreneurs In this series, we feature entrepreneurs who have journeyed in the African Entrepreneurship Award with businesses to create jobs and improve lives in Africa. Their stories are inspiring, insightful and encourage all entrepreneurs in Africa creating businesses. In Mozambique, entrepreneurs use technology to improve processes from ports to prescriptions. In the bustling Port of Beira, which serves …

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MAURITANIA-Bottles and Bright Light in Mauritania

Our African Entrepreneurs In this series, we feature entrepreneurs who have journeyed in the African Entrepreneurship Award with businesses to create jobs and improve lives in Africa. Their stories are inspiring, insightful and encourage all entrepreneurs in Africa creating businesses. In Mauritania, sunlight illuminates the land most of the year. And, along the dune-swept coastlines, Mauritania’s biggest cities, Nouakchott and …

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LIBERIA-Sugars and Styles: Made in Liberia

Our African Entrepreneurs In this series, we feature entrepreneurs who have journeyed in the African Entrepreneurship Award with businesses to create jobs and improve lives in Africa. Their stories are inspiring, insightful and encourage all entrepreneurs in Africa creating businesses. Liberia is a land with history. The oldest republic in Africa. The first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson …

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SENEGAL – The West Africa Quiet, High-tech Titan

All too often conversations on the digital scene in Africa look to the East – Rwanda and Kenya in particular. When they do go West, Nigeria takes precedence because of the country’s population, size, and economy. The remarkable progress made by (Francophone) Senegal is not fully acknowledged in both the dominant regional and international technology press that is written in …

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MALI – Building the Bricks for Entrepreneurs

Mali is the largest country in West Africa. Within its borders, celebrated city of Timbuktu was once the largest university in the world. Today, Mali is facing a challenging socio-economic outlook that implores for a new alternative route to job creation and poverty alleviation. Though still in early phases of development, Entrepreneurship in Mali is taking shape slowly but surely …

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KENYA – Everybody Can Be an Entrepreneur

A Nairobi CEO, leading a major international negotiation, receives an SMS that his neighbor is furious because one of his chickens was killed by a dog. The neighbor demands the CEO pay for his chicken because the CEO’s fence on his family’s village home had a hole, which allowed the killer dog into the neighbor’s yard. The chicken is worth …