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The World Bank Group launches XL Africa, An Incubator for Start-Ups

XL Africa will grab headlines this week as the newest big player on the Africa digital start-up Scene.  The new program is a World Bank Administered five-month acceleration program that will support 20 promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.  XL Africa is an incubator of sorts with a big payday for participants.  Each of the […]

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Rwanda is the World’s Top Business Reformer

Rwanda is the first sub-Saharan African economy to lead the world in business reforms, according to a recent report by The Doing Business Project.  The annual report is published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The country has seen steady improvement in its commercial laws and institutions over the last 8 years.  In 2008 it […]

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IBM Expands Corporate Service Corps in Africa

IBM’s corporate citizenship initiative, the Corporate Service Corps, is entering into new countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide small businesses, educational institutions and non profits with sophisticated pro bono business consulting and skills development to improve local conditions and foster job creation. IBM today announced an expansion of its program, a corporate […]

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Social Entrepreneur 2009 Finalists Announced

Ernst & Young South Africa and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship  announced today, this year’s finalists for the annual South African Social Entrepreneur awards.g52irb8k7f In its fourth year in South Africa, the Social Entrepreneur Awards are an important element of Ernst & Young’s World Entrepreneur Awards Program.  Social Entrepreneurs are innovators who implement practical […]

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Tech Entrepreneur Thrives in Ghana

Hermann Chinery-Hesse’s most recent venture will bring ecommerce to even the smallest, most remote rural African village. A self-described “geek and gangster”, Chinery-Hesse already has an excellent track record. Often called the “Father of the African Software Industry”, in 1991 he co-founded theSOFTtribe – the largest and most successful software company on the African continent. […]

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