Which Countries Does China Favor With Foreign “Aid”?

    Which Countries Does China Favor With Its Foreign “Aid”? China gives aid mainly to Africa, but commercial interests are more geographically dispersed Top 10 Recipients of Chinese ODA: Cuba ($6.7 billion) Cote d’Ivoire ($4.0 billion) Ethiopia ($3.7 billion) Zimbabwe ($3.6 billion) Cameroon ($3.4 billion) Nigeria ($3.1 billion) Tanzania ($3.0 billion) Cambodia ($3.0 billion) Sri Lanka…

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Why Is Uber Ride-Sharing Model Failing in Nigeria?

Why Is Uber Ride-Sharing Model Failing in Nigeria? Uber’s 4-year anniversary: Not much to celebrate, as world’s largest ride-hailer struggles to scale in Nigeria’s perilous taxi market Leading ride sharing app, Uber celebrated four years of operating in Africa last week. It also announced that it had created about 29,000 jobs or economic opportunities as it will…

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How Corruption Delivered Quadruplets in Nigeria and Delegitimized Buhari’s Anti-Graft Posture

  How Corruption Delivered Quadruplets in Nigeria and Delegitized Buhari’s Anti-Graft Posture Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Corruption has given birth to quadruplet or quadrupled in Nigeria since the inception of the Buhari/Osinbajo Administration in late May 2015. It has also made the Buhari/Osinbajo Administration a meddlesome interloper in matters of fight against corruption in the…

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Nigeria Woos Foreign Investors With Online Business Registration in Absentia

      Nigeria Woos Foreign Investors From UK, USA, China With Online Business Registration in Absentia   OCTOBER 9, 2017 THE Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, says it has made provisions for foreign investors planning to invest in Nigeria to register their companies from UK, USA and China without coming into the country. Registrar-General of…

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This Rare African Plant Signals Diamonds Beneath the Soil in Your Backyard

    Workers sift for diamonds in a kimberlite pipe in northwest Liberia. Stephen Haggerty Rare African plant signals diamonds beneath the soil By Eric Hand May. 4, 2015 , 3:00 AM There’s diamond under them thar plants. A geologist has discovered a thorny, palmlike plant in Liberia that seems to grow only on top of…

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The World Should Bet on African Technology Businesses, Says Nigeria’s Vice President

The World Should Bet on African Technology Businesses, Says Nigeria’s Vice President Published October 9, 2017 The Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that if he was a betting man, he would surely put his money on African business that demonstrates an awareness of technology. He said this at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London while…

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Where Are the World’s Best FinTech Centers?

Editorial Comment: The 2018   IFZ Global FinTech Rankings would do well to seriously evaluate the phenomenal fintech revolution taking place in Africa. A visit to Nigeria’s fintech firm, Paga, as well as Yabacon Valley and Co-Creation Hub, Lagos Nigeria; Silicon Savannah, Nairobi, Kenya (along with other tech hubs that have sprouted up in other Kenyan cities and towns, including Mombasa (SwahiliBox),…

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The Skills That Will Define the Fintech Leaders of Tomorrow

  FINTECH The Skills That Will Define the Fintech Leaders of Tomorrow Reuters  25 Sep 2017 by David Craig The launch of a fintech peer-to-peer learning platform offers a new model for finance professionals to keep up with the accelerating pace of change. Imagine having to know about everything to be successful in today’s world. New knowledge…

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10 Years Anniversary of the Financial Crisis: How Have the Markets Reacted?

10 Years Anniversary of the Financial Crisis: How Have the Markets Reacted? Published on 16 Aug 2017 Although the exact start date will likely differ depending on who you talk to, and where in the world, it is widely acknowledged that this month marks the 10-year anniversary of the first signs of the financial crisis which…

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