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The Africans making it big in China

By Rhia Tejpe

HONG KONG, September 26, 2013 (AFP) -- From a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings belie the multi-million dollar business the West African trader has built in the five years since he moved to the city.

Read more... Thursday, 26 September 2013 09:04
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Mixed Marriages Increasing

By Yepoka Yeebo

GUANGZHOU, China, September 23, 2013, (China News) -- The restaurant that Joey and Ugo Okonkwo own was packed on a recent Saturday night, with meal-time banter alternating between English, Cantonese Chinese, and Nigerian dialects among the mainly Nigerian patrons and the occasional Chinese girlfriend. In this bustling southern port city, it’s not an uncommon sight.

Read more... Monday, 23 September 2013 21:02
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Nigeria: Diasporan Africans Should Attract Foreign Investment -- Amb Audu-Emeje


WASHINGTON, sept 23, 2013 (The Leadership) Former First Lady of Kogi State, Ambassador Aisha Audu-Emeje, is a UN Ambassador for the Promotion of Peace, Education and Poverty Reduction. In this interview with ABIODUN OLUWAROTIMI in the US, she speaks about her efforts to promote investment and women and youth employment. She also gives her reason for contesting the 2011 governorship election against her ex-husband, Prince Abubakar Audu, and other candidates.

Read more... Monday, 23 September 2013 21:01
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Can Africa Tell its Own Stories?

globus_01By Simon Allison

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sept 18, 2013 (Daily Maverick) - One of Africa’s biggest problems is that it is not allowed to tell its own stories. There are imperfect solutions such as content-sharing agreements among journalists but ultimately Africa must set its own news agenda. There is not a lot of money in African journalism. As an African journalist, I know this all too well.

Read more... Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:23
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Meet Dangote, Africa's Richest Man


By Olive Burrows

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 07, 2013 (Capital FM) — Aliko Dangote is a man of his word. He lives in a world where 10 minutes is 10 minutes and a promise is a debt. It's no wonder then that Forbes magazine has ranked him as the richest man in Africa, not for one but for three years running, at an estimated Sh1.7 trillion.

Read more... Saturday, 07 September 2013 22:13
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The Clock Is Ticking

Is Africa's relaxed attitude toward timekeeping holding the continent back?

By Mark Kapchanga

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 05, 2013 (CA) -- "African Time" is the term used to describe the very relaxed attitude that many Africans have toward timekeeping, and in the business world it is giving foreign companies a very hard time. Some of the most affected are Chinese companies, which in the past two decades have made huge investments in the continent. The phenomenon of lateness is seen as negatively impacting production schedules and preventing companies from achieving goals on time.

Read more... Thursday, 05 September 2013 22:02

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