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Facebook Expands Africa Push

Facebook Expands Africa Push

AFRICANGLOBE – The words “internet” and “Facebook” are already said to be interchangeable in some places in Africa. Now this initiative is bound to make millions more see Facebook as the gateway to the online world.

Meet Wale Tinubu, The Man Building Africa’s Largest Energy Company

AFRICNGLOBE – It has been more than two years since Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando PLC, an African indigenous integrated energy group, described as the “plucky young eaglet,” covered Forbes Africa magazine.

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New Cold War For Africa: China’s Economic Interest vs. US Military Activity

AFRICANGLOBE – Both China and the US are trying to broaden and deepen their influence in Africa, with China dominating the continent economically, whereas the US is more pro-active militarily,

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‘Africa Should Stop Blaming History For Its Economic Problems’ – Is Obama Right?

AFRICANGLOBE – Barack Obama has told African leaders to stop “making excuses” for ongoing economic problems and to look for solutions rather than blaming the past. Ahead of a summit of African leaders at the White House next week, the US president tried to dispel the notion that poverty and under-development on the continent results purely from the “onerous debt imposed by the west”.

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BUSINESS: 20 Black Angels Worth Knowing For Minority Startups

AFRICANGLOBE – Like John Daymond, a number of people are providing startup and early stage capital to companies, including those owned by minorities. Take tennis champion Serena Williams, who invested in the mobile and video sharing app Mobli. And actor Wendell Pierce has invested in a chain of convenience stores, Sterling Express, and a grocery store called Sterling Farms.

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Wall St. Landlords Coming To A Cul-de-Sac Near You

AFRICANGLOBE – There have always been slumlords, but what we’re seeing right now with Wall Street firms like Blackstone buying up home after home, renting them out, and then using rental payments as the basis for derivative securities is something new and totally dangerous.

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Carmelo Anthony Forms Fund To Invest In Tech Startups

AFRICANGLOBE – New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony formed a fund to invest in technology startups. Anthony, who wears jersey No. 7, founded M7 Tech Partners with Stuart Goldfarb, a former executive vice president of worldwide business development at NBC

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Five Ways Success Will Look Different By 2020

AFRICANGLOBE – What does it mean to be successful? The answer used to be obvious: a regular pay cheque from a reputable employer. But rapid social and technological change hasn’t just disrupted industry, it has also disrupted our definition of what a meaningful and successful professional life looks like. Here are five ways we’re likely to view the working world differently by the end of this decade.

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Urban Lending Solutions Recognized As Top Black-Owned Business

AFRICANGLOBE – Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2014 BE 100 list of the largest Black-owned businesses in the United States, once again named Urban Lending Solutions (ULS), in the magazine’s Top 100 list.

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