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Mon,23Apr2018

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Women are an important contributor to the growth story

Ruka Sanusi Founder, Alldens Lane. Photo©Go Woman MagazineSanusi runs a business mentorship consultancy in Accra specialising in women-owned companies. She plans to open an academy and focus more on the informal sector.

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Ghana needs local content and local participation - James Asare-Agyei

James Asare-Agyei President, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). Photo©Chris Stein for TARThe AGI (Association of Ghana Industries) is lobbying for Ghanaian companies to play a larger role in the economy through the creation of new financial institutions and legislative measures.

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The market for apps in DRC can only get bigger

Carlo Lekea Founder of the tech firm Idea IT & Conception©Martine Van Der Belen/IdeaCarlo Lekea is the developer of the first Congolese phone app, and he plans to launch many more despite the practical and obstructionist hurdles.

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Ugandan entrepreneur eyes more tie-ups after deals with ex-Barclays boss

Ashish Thakkar, CEO of Mara GroupUgandan-born entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar, whose Mara Group has teamed up with ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond to buy banks in Africa, is also seeking international partners for mobile technology and financial services ventures.

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In 2 to 3 years gazillionaires will be coming out of Africa

Kola Karim Chief executive, Shoreline. Photo©KlearpicsWith the swagger of a new generation, Shoreline swept up former Shell assets in 2012 to join the vanguard of nigeria's indigenous upstream revolution. Kola Karim, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Energy International spoke to The Africa Report.

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Africa's first female billionaire's fine threads and oil

Folorunsho Alakija Executive vice-chairwoman, Famfa Oil. Photo©Diane Bondareff/AP/SIPAAfrica's first female billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija, started out as a secretary. She now owns a share of a major Nigerian oil field and is said to be contemplating a move into politics.

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New capacity to finance big-ticket projects -

Phillips Oduoza - Managing director, United Bank for Africa Group. Photo©UBAAfter the crisis in the Nigerian banking sector in 2008 and 2009, UBA's capital base has grown sufficiently to fund projects in areas such as electricity and oil and gas.

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