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‘The Bright Continent,’ by Dayo Olopade -

“The Bright Continent” resists broad-brush solutions when imposed from outside, and is largely dismissive of the role of governments in transforming the continent. But transformation tends to come when people push powerful institutions to change.
Africa  books  book_reviews  Ghana  Nigeria  cosmopolitan  entrepreneurship  institutional_change  institutions 
june 2014 by jerryking
Continental drift
Apr. 13, 2013| The Financial Times p10.| by Fatima Bhutto

A fine debut novel of emigration, return and families left behind--By Fatima Bhutto

Ghana Must Go , Taiye Selasi's feted debut novel, b...
book_reviews  fiction  Ghana  Africa  Taiye_Selasi 
january 2014 by jerryking
Why Taiye Selasi is ‘not a normal literary lady’
Mar. 31 2013 | The Globe and Mail |JOHN BARBER
Afropolitan Taiye is the author of Ghana Must Go.
writers  African-Americans  Ghana  Ghanaian  women  Andrew_Wylie  Afropolitan  John_Barber  Africa  cosmopolitan 
june 2013 by jerryking
As KFC Goes to Africa it Lacks Only One Thing: Chickens -
February 8, 2013 | WSJ | By DREW HINSHAW.
As KFC Goes to Africa it Lacks Only One Thing: Chickens

The reasons for expansion are clear: an emerging middle class on a continent where the total economy is set to grow at least 5% a year through 2017, according to the International Monetary Fund. The World Bank has estimated that food demand across Africa would double between 2012 and 2020.

But the continent's often small, bucket-irrigated farms will be hard pressed to feed its hungry consumers. "Growing demand for food in Africa is increasingly being met by imports," World Bank lead economist Paul Brenton wrote in a Jan. 8 report. "Clearly something has to change."
fast-food  Africa  KFC  Yum_Brands  chicken  restaurants  Ghana  farming 
april 2013 by jerryking
The next generation of entrepreneurs
November 2013| Economist-The World in 2013 | Robert Guest.

The energy entrepreneurs who will do best in 2013 will be those who are adept at reading the geology and forging deals in difficult countries. A likely candidare is Aidan Heavey of Tullow Oil, a nimble oil-exploration that has found hydrocarbons in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. Mr Heavey's firm is far smaller than the likes of ExxonMobil and Shell, but moves faster.
Square  entrepreneur  Silicon_Valley  Jack_Dorsey  mPedigree  Box  mobile_payments  Ghana  nimbleness 
january 2013 by jerryking
Making Every Shot Count
Summer 2009 | Ivey Intouch |

for Sabnam (Shaherose Charania)Expectations Valley Girl.
Ivey  alumni  magazines  Silicon_Valley  travel  Ghana  Vietnam  Cairo  Shanghai  web_video  Harry_Rosen  photography 
january 2013 by jerryking
Ghanaian SMS Start Up Tackles Fake Drug Scourge - Tech Europe - WSJ
November 12, 2010 WSJ By Ben Rooney. A patient goes into the
pharmicist, buys the drugs and scratches off a panel to reveal an
10-digit code. They send that number in an SMS message — which is free —
using a short dialing code. A few seconds later they get a text back
confirming, or otherwise, the authenticity of the drugs.
drugs  pharmaceutical_industry  Ghana  SMS  counterfeits  pharmacies  mobile_phones  Africa  text_messages  authenticity 
july 2011 by jerryking
Slumdog engineers knocking on multinational doors
Aug. 20, 2009 | The Globe & Mail | by Geoffrey York.
Canadian non-profit group, Engineers Without Borders, launches an
industrial development organization to solicit business from major U.S.
companies, (including Newmont Mining Corp., Coca-Cola, and the cocoa
division of Archer Daniels Midland Co.) for artisan craftsmen. George
Roter, the Toronto-based co-founder of Engineers Without Borders.
nonprofit  engineering  Engineers_Without_Borders  business_development  Africa  Ghana  Geoffrey_York 
august 2009 by jerryking
Aiding and Abetting Business -
06.18.07 Forbes Magazine | Quentin Hardy. Article introduces
an entrepreneur who is tapping into the African Development Foundation.
This little-known U.S. government agency runs on only $22.7 million a
year; it claims credit for creating 47,000 jobs last year.
Africa  entrepreneur  funding  Ghana  food_crops  exporting 
may 2009 by jerryking

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