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A SPECIAL ISSUE CHAMPIONING OPTIMISM
AN INCREDIBLE DECADE OF FORBES AFRICA
A REAL CRIME SERIES BREAKING REEL RECORDS
WILL THE OFFICE MAKE A COMEBACK?
COTE D’IVOIRE’S TALL AMBITIONS
AFRICAN NOVELISTS SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER
FROM THREADS TO TABLES, FASHION TO FURNITURE
SCHOOL REOPENINGS IN AFRICA
Guess Who Else Turned 10 This Year? • As FORBES AFRICA turns a decade old in October, we look at the world’s youngest country that’s also celebrating its 10th year – South Sudan.
TRIVIA: SOUTH AFRICA’S FORBES STREETS
‘Know The Enemy In Order To Fight’ • With new Covid-19 variants being identified, FORBES AFRICA speaks to renowned bioinformatician Professor Tulio de Oliveira of KRISP to discuss South Africa’s role at the forefront in variant identification, and why there is hope on the horizon.
‘A Step That Will Ultimately Pay Off For Everyone, Everywhere’ • In an exclusive with FORBES AFRICA from Seattle in the United States, Melinda French Gates speaks about the billions pledged to support women and combat Covid-19, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s new Goalkeepers Report that features an updated global dataset explaining the pandemic’s adverse impact on progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Get, Set, Mo! $1.6 Billion And Counting • In recent years, he has dominated Africa’s rich lists as the continent’s youngest billionaire. Mohammed Dewji, the shrewd entrepreneur and CEO of MeTL Group in Tanzania, has previously been on two FORBES AFRICA covers – in 2013 and 2015. In this new decade, he is eyeing a much bigger chunk of African business.
Towards The Next Decade • As FORBES AFRICA celebrates a landmark 10th year, we look back on our stellar collection of compelling cover stories and innovative features, coming up with a star cast of powerful personalities, from business behemoths to captains of industry and exceptional leaders in politics, art and civil society. On these pages that follow are their thoughts, triumphs and testimonials, not just for the magazine but for Africa’s continued growth as we transition together into the future.
Q&A • Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, who graced the cover of the December 2018-January 2019 issue of FORBES AFRICA as African of the Year, shares his thoughts on transformation and the African story.
ESSAY: What’s Next For Women Leaders On Africa’s Recovery Path? • BY: WINNIE BYANYIMA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNAIDS AND UNDERSECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, ALSO NAMED ONE OF ‘AFRICA’S 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN’ BY FORBES AFRICA IN 2020
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? • Some of Africa’s brightest young minds have graced the pages of FORBES AFRICA over the last 10 years and gone on to achieve stratospheric success as we continued to track their growth and gravitas. They boldly stayed the course despite the odds, and emerged stronger leaders. We revisit the pages from the past and present their ongoing successes – and dredge their thoughts too on the magazine.
FORBES AFRICA AWARDS
IDEAS AND INDUSTRIES FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS • We asked three renowned futurists for their predictions of what will shape Africa – and the world – in the next decade. Brace yourself for what’s coming.
AFRICA Forbes @10 • Roberta Naicker, the Managing Director of the ABN Group, on FORBES AFRICA’s landmark 10-year milestone and what the future holds.
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