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Tue,25Sep2018

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How to ignite a business revolution - Awosika

Ibukun Awosika Group chief executive, The Chair Centre/Photo©All Rights ReservedAlready a household name in Nigeria after appearing on Dragons' Den, furniture magnate Ibukun Awosika is back on TV promoting youth entrepreneurship.

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DRC's Jeannine Mabunda Lioko: A lady of substantial assets

Jeannine Mabunda Lioko/Photo©All Rights ReservedJeannine Mabunda Lioko has been one of the most influential women in the economic sphere and has built up a sizeable network of contacts.

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Moustapha Naïte: In Guinea, it is all about the networks

Moustapha Naïte was appointed director general of the Direction Nationale du Patrimoine Bâti Public in 2010A young and rising state apparatchik who started off in the business world with an internet cafe, Naïte is a close adviser to President Alpha Condé.

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Miners after Marikana: We all have to do stuff differently - Mark Cutifani

Mark Cutifani has been named as the new chief executive of mining company Anglo American/Photo©Bruno Levy for JAMark Cutifani was named on Monday, January 8, as the new chief executive of mining company Anglo American, with effective from April 2013. The Australian is the current president of South Africa's Chamber of Mines, and joins the global group from AngloGold Ashanti. The Africa Report interviewed him in November 2012 at The Africa CEO Forum in Geneva about how miners in South Africa are reassessing their operations.

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Abena Amoah: Power from Ghana's pensions and petroleum

Abena Amoah©ALL RIGHTS RESERVEDMoney from oil and pensions are two of Ghana's newest sources of capital, and Abena Amoah plans to help manage both.

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All African hotel group, Azalaï soldiers on amid regional woes

Mossadeck Bally is president and founder of the Azalaï Hotels groupAs African economies continue to grow, so have opportunities in the hotel sector. Local hotel entrepreneurs have begun moving into an area that has traditionally been dominated by international chains.

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Word of mouth brings the message to millions - Mxit CEO, Alan Knott-Craig Jr

ALAN KNOTT-CRAIG JR CEO of Mxit/Photo©HETTY ZANTMAN/FINANCIAL MAIL/GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGESIn September 2011, Alan Knott-Craig Jr's World of Avatar bought 100% of South African messaging platform Mxit, and he became its CEO. Ten months on, he explains how he's wooing app developers and expanding in Syria.

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