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Aliko Dangote On $2.5 Billion Fertilizer Plant: ‘Massive Orders From The EU’ • Aliko Dangote’s just-launched fertilizer plant expected to help earn Nigeria about $5 billion in export revenue.
MEGA CONGRESS OF WORLD LEADERS IN AFRICA AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE • The Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting in Kigali is expected to be the largest in-person gathering of government businesses and civil society across the Commonwealth since the pandemic. Among those confirmed to attend are Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Mining For Growth And Prosperity: SNG GRANT THORNTON’S ENERGY • South Africa’s mining industry is the backbone of the country’s GDP, proving that the future of the economy lies in the energy and natural resources sector. With the mining industry being central to this sector, SNG Grant Thornton is focused on helping this industry grow and ensuring that the country can continue to reap golden treasures and prosperity.
DELOITTE SEEKS TO IMPACT 20 MILLION AFRICAN LIVES
Cry, The Beloved Soil • How climate change-driven droughts threaten food and water security in southern Africa.
THE CLASS OF 2022: MONEY AND MEANING • THE FORBES AFRICA 30 UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2022 CARE ABOUT BEING VISIONARIES OF CHANGE AND CATALYSTS FOR INNOVATION. BEING ON THE MOST-ANTICIPATED LIST ON THE CONTINENT, FOR THESE YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS, IS NOT JUST ABOUT COMMERCE AND CLOUT BUT ABOUT ENSURING THEY REPRESENT WELL THEIR COUNTRIES AND THE DIVERSE, HETEROGENEOUS AFRICA THEY WANT TO SERVE. CELEBRATING ITS EIGHTH EDITION, THE LIST THIS YEAR FEATURES THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST, BUT IMPORTANTLY, THE MOST RESILIENT, WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO NOT ONLY SHINE A LIGHT ON THE ISSUES PLAGUING AFRICA’S GROWTH IN A PANDEMIC ERA BUT ALSO WORK TOWARDS SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE, ONE TINY, TENACIOUS STEP AT A TIME.
DRIVING POWER • With more demand for e-mobility options in recent times, a South African startup is now driving e-bikes as a game-changer in the delivery industry.
Family Governance Starts With Affinity
Just-In-Time BILLIONAIRE • Calendly was built out of frustration. Now the scheduling app is worth $3 billion — and the subject of a heated Twitter spat among Silicon Valley elite.
TWO’S COMPANY • Eritrean twins Feven and Helena Yohannes were born in a house made of mud, grass and sticks in a refugee camp in Africa. Today, their Los Angeles-based black-owned beauty business and cosmetics line is an Oprah favorite and during Covid-19, sales for 2.4.1 skyrocketed.
THIS NEW HOUSE • After nearly 300 years of doing business in old-fashioned ways, Sotheby’s rewrote its playbook during the pandemic by embracing the frothy NFT market and a Netflix-like algorithm to make a serious bid for a new generation of clients.
FROM THE GROUND UP • Sebastian Daniels’ Ground Culture is focused on bringing township entrepreneurs into the formal economy, helping bridge the gap in Cape Town with an online store and cafés stocked with products made locally by them.
Sharpened Sense • Yesterday’s newspaper is today’s pencil for Wada Kealotswe, the young innovative female entrepreneur in Botswana turning reading matter into writing tools. And she has already sold over 70,000 pencils.
The 30-Minute Ride That Changed His Life • One of the UK’s top black Britons, self-made entrepreneur Tevin...